instagram-scraper is a command-line application written in Python that scrapes and downloads an instagram user's photos and videos. Use responsibly.
instagram-scraper is a command-line application written in Python that scrapes and downloads an instagram user’s photos and videos. Use responsibly.
To install instagram-scraper:
$ pip install instagram-scraper
To update instagram-scraper:
$ pip install instagram-scraper --upgrade
To scrape a public user’s media:
$ instagram-scraper <username>
By default, downloaded media will be placed in “<current working directory>/<username>“.
To scrape a hashtag for media:
$ instagram-scraper <hashtag without #> --tag
It may be useful to specify the “–maximum <#>“ argument to limit the total number of items to scrape when scraping by hashtag.
To scrape a private user’s media when you are an approved follower:
$ instagram-scraper <username> -u <your username> -p <your password>
To specify multiple users, pass a delimited list of users:
$ instagram-scraper username1,username2,username3
You can also supply a file containing a list of usernames:
$ instagram-scraper -f ig_users.txt
# ig_users.txt username1 username2 username3 # and so on...
The usernames may be separated by newlines, commas, semicolons, or whitespace.
--help -h Show help message and exit. --login_user -u Instagram login user. --login_pass -p Instagram login password. --filename -f Path to a file containing a list of users to scrape. --destination -d Specify the download destination. By default, media will be downloaded to <current working directory>/<username>. --retain_username -n Creates a username subdirectory when the destination flag is set. --media_types -t Specify media types to scrape. Enter as space separated values. Valid values are image, video, and story. --latest Scrape only new media since the last scrape. Uses the last modified time of the latest media item in the destination directory to compare. --quiet -q Be quiet while scraping. --maximum -m Maximum number of items to scrape. --media_metadata Saves the media metadata associated with the user's posts to <destination>/<username>.json. --tag Scrapes the specified hashtag for media.
Clone the repo and create a virtualenv
$ virtualenv venv $ source venv/bin/activate $ python setup.py develop
$ python setup.py test # or just $ nosetests
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