InstaLooter is available from 2 different sources: either a git repository, shared publicly on GitHub, and a Python wheel, available on PyPI. Instructions on how to setup each version are available below.
The python modules
setuptools are required before you start
installing InstaLooter. Although not strictly required, there will be no
explanations on how to setup instaLooter without those.
See the PyPA web page
page to install
pip if it is not already installed.
pip will install InstaLooter with the default Python version.
InstaLooter is known to work with Python versions 2.7, 3.4
and 3.5, but encoding errors have been reported with Python 2.7. If
you are not familiar with the default Python version on you system, consider
enforcing an installation with Python 3 using
pip3 instead of
If you have super user rights, open up a terminal and type the following:
# pip install instaLooter
If you don’t have admin rights, then type the following to install only for the current user instead:
$ pip install instaLooter --user
git installed, do the following in a directory on your machine to
clone the remote repository and install instaLooter from source:
$ git clone https://github.com/althonos/InstaLooter $ cd InstaLooter
pip to install the requirements (requires admin rights, or use
--user flag like shown before):
# pip install -r requirements.txt
Or, if you also want the feature of adding Exif metadata to the downloaded files, type:
# pip install -r requirements-metadata.txt
Once the dependencies are installed, either use the module in-place:
$ python -m instaLooter ...
Or install it to have access to the
instaLooter command everywhere:
# pip install .