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Download images from a website using Jsoup

In this example we will use an HTML Parser, Jsoup, in order to download images from a website.

jsoup is a Java library for working with real-world HTML. It provides a very convenient API for extracting and manipulating data, using the best of DOM, CSS, and jquery-like methods.

jsoup implements the WHATWG HTML5 specification, and parses HTML to the same DOM as modern browsers do.

In orderto get the src attributes of the <img> tags from a website. Then we download the file from the url we have aquired using a URL stream.

This code downloads images tha are directly accessible via URL. If they aren’t, an exception will be thrown.

package com.javacodegeeks.snippets.enterprise;

import java.io.*;
import java.net.URL;
import java.util.logging.Level;
import java.util.logging.Logger;
import java.io.*;
import java.util.logging.Level;
import java.util.logging.Logger;
import org.jsoup.Jsoup;

import org.jsoup.nodes.Attributes;
import org.jsoup.nodes.Document;
import org.jsoup.nodes.Element;
import org.jsoup.select.Elements;
import java.io.IOException;
import java.net.URL;

public class DownloadImages {

    //The url of the website. This is just an example
    private static final String webSiteURL = "http://www.supercars.net/gallery/119513/2841/5.html";

    //The path of the folder that you want to save the images to
    private static final String folderPath = "<FOLDER PATH>";

    public static void main(String[] args) {

        try {

            //Connect to the website and get the html
            Document doc = Jsoup.connect(webSiteURL).get();

            //Get all elements with img tag ,
            Elements img = doc.getElementsByTag("img");

            for (Element el : img) {

                //for each element get the srs url
                String src = el.absUrl("src");

                System.out.println("Image Found!");
                System.out.println("src attribute is : "+src);



        } catch (IOException ex) {
            System.err.println("There was an error");
            Logger.getLogger(DownloadImages.class.getName()).log(Level.SEVERE, null, ex);

    private static void getImages(String src) throws IOException {

        String folder = null;

        //Exctract the name of the image from the src attribute
        int indexname = src.lastIndexOf("/");

        if (indexname == src.length()) {
            src = src.substring(1, indexname);

        indexname = src.lastIndexOf("/");
        String name = src.substring(indexname, src.length());


        //Open a URL Stream
        URL url = new URL(src);
        InputStream in = url.openStream();

        OutputStream out = new BufferedOutputStream(new FileOutputStream( folderPath+ name));

        for (int b; (b = in.read()) != -1;) {


This was an example of how to download images from a website using Jsoup.

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