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New Python package to download Trove newspaper images

There’s no reliable way of downloading an image of a Trove newspaper article from the web interface. The image download option produces an HTML page with embedded images, and the article is often sliced into pieces to fit the page.

This Python package includes tools to download articles as complete JPEG images. If an article is printed across multiple newspaper pages, multiple images will be downloaded – one for each page. It’s intended for integration into other tools and processing workflows, or for people who like working on the command line.

You can use it as a library:

from trove_newspaper_images.articles import download_images

images = download_images('107024751')

Or from the command line:

trove_newspaper_images.download 107024751 --output_dir images

If you just want to quickly download an article as an image without installing anything, you can use this web app in the GLAM Workbench. To download images of all articles returned by a search in Trove, you can also use the Trove Newspaper and Gazette Harvester.

See the documentation for more information. #dhhacks


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://updates.timsherratt.org/2021/10/05/new-python-package.html