There are, if not millions, several hundred thousands of weblogs (commonly known in short as blogs) hosted under the Google’s Blogger (gobl for short).
Blogs have a long time since they were made available to the masses; in the meantime, content and media produced can exceed several TB (terabytes) and now, in every single second the content is of many gigabytes in capacity. We live in a busy planet ladies and gentlemen! Flow of information is so enormous and probably, only Chuck Norris can control it!
I don’t know about blogger, but wordpress provides 3 GBs of free storage for media with the option of increasing it giving a fee. I guess gobl on the other side provides 3 GBs as well (competition… know what I mean?), of free storage and optionally increasing it, yet again, with a fee, but I also think that there is a way of having extra storage with some trick. However I am not going to say about this trick, because it is not in the scope of this article; google (search) is your eternal friend!
Ufff, enough with words already, show me the real stuff!
Yes, ok. So this post is written to teach you how to get full size images from blogs hosten in gobl. It’s quite simple actually, however there is one major factor that has to be kept in mind:
The author must, obviously, upload his/her images in full size. Less advanced users are more likely to upload images in full size in the early stages of their blogging authoring. If they are aware of the trick mentioned above, they will keep on uploading the images in full size, if not they will either seek an alternative image hosting provider like flickr or photobucket or they will just shrink their images and keep on using blogger’s hosting capabilities.
So in case you can’t download images in full size from some posts on, then its all over… we lost the battle! Unless the user change his/her mind…
Google being my eternal friend, he helps me find all the goodies! Ok, maybe not all, but certainly most of them out there. Let’s perform an image test search; term will be site:blogspot.com “seek no more”. Then to the images tab and image size larger than 2MP, here let me help:
I chose one random image from the results, this one:
Yes as a matter of fact the url above points directly to a 2MP image and that’s because our search term filtered the ones smaller than 2MP. There are times, however, where the author has tweaked the url in his/her blog and point to a smaller version of the same image, like this one:
There are also smaller sizes, such as 400 pixels of width. You probably guessed the trick until now… url manipulation, particularly the s#### just before /kvet.jpg can do the trick. Now try by changing it to “s0” (s-zero):
And that’s a 3.1 MP of size! Sweet… and very easy!