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Jack Frost ([personal profile] naughty_or_ice) wrote in [site community profile] dw_suggestions2016-04-15 11:36 pm

Icon Downloads

Icon Downloads


Ability to download all current icons on your journal (active or inactive).

I know that I'm not the only one that sometimes looks at their long list of icons after some kind of computer failure, and wants to back them up on the new machine. Or maybe they were linked by a url and you forgot to save them. Maybe you stopped having a paid account, but want to be able to reupload them with ease after you get a chance to pay for the account again (Submitting another suggestion on this topic as well).

I think it would be very helpful if there were some option that would let you batch save the image files currently on your account, preferably with the keyword or description as the name. Compression has improved and should allow users to download a backup of their icons in a zip file they can unpack on their computer.

In addition and/or alternatively, perhaps there is some way to make a metadata file that would take less room than the icons, but contain the information about them and their keywords and descriptions, or a file that can be added to the zip folder that contains this information to make the re-upload of icons easier.

Poll #18020 Icon Downloads
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 43

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Should be implemented as-is.
31 (72.1%)

Should be implemented with changes. (please comment)
1 (2.3%)

Shouldn't be implemented.
0 (0.0%)

(I have no opinion)
11 (25.6%)

(Other: please comment)
0 (0.0%)

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[personal profile] green_knight 2017-02-21 06:46 pm (UTC)(link)
As someone who just manually downloaded every single LJ icon and gave it the appropriate keyword by hand, I second this.
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[personal profile] musyc 2017-02-21 11:14 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh man, before Greatestjournal's death, I had nearly 1000 icons there. I would have been ecstatic to have some kind of zip download facility. Especially if it saved metadata. (.CSV? I think that's what format can save things like that?)
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[personal profile] azurelunatic 2017-02-23 02:04 am (UTC)(link)
"with metadata, if possible" is my "with changes".