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URL http://www.webshots.com/[IAWcite.todayMemWeb]
Status Offline
Archiving status Saved!
Archiving type Unknown
Project source https://github.com/ArchiveTeam/webshots-grab
Project tracker http://tracker.archiveteam.org/webshots
IRC channel #archiveteam-bs (on hackint)
(formerly #webshots (on EFnet))
Data[how to use] webshots-freeze-frame

"Big News! Webshots is now Smile by Webshots"

Warrior Archiving

Follow the instructions on ArchiveTeam Warrior to join in the fun using the warrior tool.

Manual Archiving

For manual archiving there is a script designed for Debian 6 and higher, but it should work on most distributions that use apt (such as Ubuntu), simply run the following as root:

wget http://cryto.net/projects/webshots/webshots_debian.sh
chmod +x webshots_debian.sh

in a terminal and enjoy (you may want to create a directory for this script first).


Want to talk about Warrior, or maybe the manual script isn't quite working right? Why not come check us out on IRC

Other Infomation

Personal archiving

Are you a Webshots user? You can request a zip file of all your photos at http://community.webshots.com/features/downloads

Archive effort

Joepie91 is making a list of users with this script

Site structure

There are separate sections for Professional Photos and Member Photos.

Member Photos

Pictures are displayed in Flash, with http://p.webshots.com/flash/simpleImageLoader.swf or http://p.webshots.com/flash/fullsizeimageloader/FullSizeImageLoader_v1.swf

Picture pages have urls of the form http://<channel>.webshots.com/photo/<photo id>, with channel one of entertainment, family, home-and-garden, news, outdoors, pets, rides, sports, travel etc. (full list)

On a picture page, e.g.,
the image url is stored in a params tag:
<param name="flashvars" value="src=http://image85.webshots.com/175/0/78/14/2248078140105543869vCJpvs_ph.jpg">
but there is also a normal img tag:
<img width="584" height="389" alt="" title="" src="http://image85.webshots.com/175/0/78/14/2248078140105543869vCJpvs_ph.jpg"/>

The fullsize link from the image page leads to
http://community.webshots.com/photo/fullsize/2248078140105543869vCJpvs (always community),
with another Flash object. This time the image path is in JavaScript, not in a params tag, and there is no fallback img tag.

The url of a fullsize image can be derived from the smaller url: replace _ph with _fs, e.g.,
has a fullsize version at

Photo pages show an "other sizes" link: http://community.webshots.com/inlinePhoto?photoId=2411911460010333512&src=c&referPage=http%3A%2F%2Fgood-times.webshots.com%2Fphoto%2F2411911460010333512RyETli