Newsgroup Picture Downloader
This howto describes how to use Binary Vortex to download
pictures from newsgroups. Downloading pictures form newsgroups
can be fun, educational, or just something to do. People post all
kinds of pictures about all kinds of things. Beware that the
newsgroups are a great "free speech" area, and you
might very well encounter images of just about anything!
Also, have a look at the brand new
Android Newsgroup Downloader.
Android is a third-generation newsgroup downloader and excels at downloading
large files such as movies, mpegs, mp3s, RAR archives, and more!
|This page is just a brief introduction to the picture
here view the
complete tutorial, with illustrations. The full tutorial shows you
exactly what to do, and how to use the software.
If you're looking for the Janet Jackson picture, it's at the bottom of this
page. But, please have a look at the rest of the document, it will tell you how
you can download celebrity pictures yourself from newsgroups. Downloading from
newsgroups is often free, and you can often find brand new content that hasn't
been seen on websites yet! Check out
for more information on a variety of newsgroup downloading tools, and how to use
them to download pictures, movies, music, and more.
There's a lot more to the groups than just pictures -- there are groups for
videos, movies, music, and more. You'll be surprised how much cool stuff you can
First of all, the website that you are viewing right now is NOT a picture
website. Although you're probably looking for pictures, that's not specifically
what this website is for. What this website does is to instruct you on how to
use a tool, called Binary Vortex, to
download pictures from the Internet.
So, what are newsgroups? Well, newsgroups are public places where
information can be shared. Vortex includes a newsgroup picker dialog box
that will help you locate the group that you're looking for. For example, I entered
the word "celebrities" in the search box, and it
brought up a whole bunch of groups, including alt.binaries.celebrities.fake.moderated,
alt.binaries.pictures.celebrities. We'll pick alt.binaries.pictures.celebrities for now, and continue with our example.
Below is a picture of what the Binary Vortex downloader looks like:
||The Binary Vortex Main Window
The quick run that I produced using
Binary Vortex to write this HOWTO guide yielded pictures from
Janet Jackson, Shannon Doherty, Jay Leno, Angelina Jolie,
Jenna Elfman, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Kelly Ripa, and more!
Binary vortex actually downloaded over ten thousand pictures
in the space of just a few hours. Below is one sample screen shot of the
program while it's running to give you an idea of what it looks like. It's
all very easy to do, and mostly automatic.
full tutorial for
instructions on configuring and using vortex.
The main interface for Vortex has a <Start> and a <Stop> button. Press
the start button and it starts downloading pictures from the groups you
selected. Press the stop button, and it stops. It's as simple as that! A couple of things have to
happen before you see any pictures -- vortex needs to log on
to the news server and download the news headers first. This
should all happen automatically, and vortex should display what is going on, like "Connecting to news server",
or "Downloading Headers". Most newsgroups have lots
and lots of headers, so the downloading headers phase might
take a while.
|Did you know that there are different kinds of
news downloaders, some that can download as many as four pictures
simultaneously, as well as specific software for mp3 and mpeg groups?
www.newsgroupdownloaders.com and learn all about newsgroup
Viewing your downloaded pictures
Binary Vortex has a built in jpeg image viewer that can be
used to view the pictures after you've downloaded them. The
viewer is a full functional image viewing program, and
supports jpeg, gif, bmp, and many other image formats. It
even has a slideshow function to automatically play the
Here is a shot of the viewer showing a picture of Janet
Jackson from her famous superbowl "wardrobe
||Please note I've shrunk down the image and
reduced the quality on purpose to prevent people from
thrashing the web server by linking the picture to
the whole damn internet! The real picture is 1024 x
768. If you really want to see the Janet Jackson Boob
picture that bad, then just download binary vortex
and use it to get the picture yourself! :) And no, I
won't email you a picture of the real picture. :)
Looking for the
Jackson Sunbathing Movie ?
Also check out the
Janet Jackson links page!
|You can also get a standalone version of the Binary Vortex viewer
in a product called SortPics.
The SortPics viewer has some additional features, such as the ability
to quickly categorize photos and seek out and destroy duplicate
This is the end of the brief introduction to the Binary Vortex picture
downloader. Now, click here
to follow a link to the full
tutorial that is completely illustrated and shows you how to download,
configure, and use the software!
Click here to go to the Binary
Vortex HOWTO and FAQ listing
If you're looking for great Internet Shareware and
Freeware, try checking the
page, where you'll find everything from newsgroup downloading software
to website downloaders, to image viewers and sorters! All of the
free-to-download fully functional versions.
So what can you download from newsgroups? ...
Your Internet Service Provider usually supplies you with
newsgroup access as part of your Internet Service -- this means that
newsgroup access is usually 100% free!
Binary Vortex is the easiest
downloader to master for downloading pictures, but you might also want to
try the following if you want to download movies, music, or other files:
Android Newsgroup Downloader
SBNews / News Robot