To download images from a website, enter its address in the toolbar and hit return. You can choose recent sites from the popup menu, with most recent sites first. The address bar auto-completes recent websites, like in a browser. To quickly jump to the address bar, hit ⌘L.
To specify exactly which images you'd like to download, you can set download options in the General, Image and Link preferences. HyperImage can also prompt you for these options in a sheet. Choose File ▶ Download with Options, or click the Download button in the toolbar.
All images will be saved to your downloads folder, which you can set in the General preferences. You can select your Desktop, Photos or Sites folders, or choose any other folder. There's a convenient shortcut to your downloads folder in the History menu.
Downloading from several addresses
You can download from several page or image addresses at once. Choose File ▶ Download with Options, and enter as many addresses as you would like, one per line. HyperImage will start one task for all the addresses.
Downloading a series of images
HyperImage can download a series of images or pages that are sequentially numbered. If a website has its contents arranged in such a manner, HyperImage can download images much more efficiently because it starts with a list of addresses and doesn't have to crawl the entire site.
To download a series of sequential images or pages, enter an address with a numeric range in square brackets. For example, http://www.site.com/folder/image[001-999].jpg will download the images image001.jpg through image999.jpg, while http://www.site.com/folder/page[1-999].html will download all the images linked from page1.html through page999.html. Note the optional use of leading zeroes.
Downloading from other programs
You can select an address in another program and choose Services ▶ Download with HyperImage (⇧⌘D) from the application menu. For example, you can select the text in the address bar in Safari or OmniWeb to download images from the current page.
The above features can all be combined, so you can select a list of image ranges in a text file and download them all using the Download with Options sheet or the Services menu. This is useful for downloading images that are organized into a number of galleries.
A cookie is a little bit of data that a website can store on your computer, such as your user name. This data is sent back to the website along with each request. Some sites require cookies to work properly.
If a website requires a user name and password, log in using Safari or OmniWeb first and save the password in your keychain. HyperImage will then automatically ask you if you want to use your saved password.
HyperImage caches web page content for extra speed. If a website has changed, choose File ▶ Empty Cache to tell HyperImage to empty the cache.