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URL http://www.webshots.com/[IAWcite.todayMemWeb]
Project status Closing
Archiving status Not saved yet
Project source https://github.com/ArchiveTeam/webshots-grab
Project tracker Unknown
IRC channel #archiveteam (on EFnet)
Project lead Unknown

"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 boxes but should work on most distrobutions, simply run (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).

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