Web Gallery Downloader - how to download images anonymously via TOR VPN
What is TOR?
Tor is free software and an open network that helps you defend against traffic analysis, a form of network surveillance that threatens personal freedom and privacy, confidential business activities and relationships, and state security.
Why Anonymity Matters
Tor protects you by bouncing your communications around a distributed network of relays run by volunteers all around the world: it prevents somebody watching your Internet connection from learning what sites you visit, and it prevents the sites you visit from learning your physical location.
How to configure Web Gallery Downloader
- You need to download and install TOR Browser from www.torproject.org.
- Now you need to configure Web Gallery Downloader (WGD):
- click on "Configuration" tab
- enable "Use proxy" checkbox
- Set "Server" value to "127.0.0.1"
- Set "Port" value to "9150"
- Set "Socks version" to "version 5"
- That is all, now close Web Gallery Downloader and start again (configuration will be saved by this step)
- Start Tor Browser and visit your favorite web pages with images. From now your anonymity is protected and all communication is encrypted. Nobody can monitore your activity on net. If you need more information how TOR works please visit their web pages www.torproject.org.
- Web Gallery Downloader can be used by standard way -> Just paste web link from Tor Browser to Web Gallery Downloader and click on "Load" button or add link to "Download queue".
- Web gallery Downloader will use for downloading of images same encrypted connection like Tor Browser.
- TOR Browser needs to be still open while you download images via Web Gallery Downloader!
- Downloading via TOR browser is slower than via normal connection
- When you don't have access to some page with current TOR connection or just your connection is too slow, just in TOR Browser click on "Union" button and select "New Indentity" - new encrypted connection will be created and you will got a new identity on net (IP address)
Configuration of Web Gallery Downloader for use with TOR anonymous proxy
Union Button in Tor Browser - get new identity on net