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FacePAD v0.5.6 now available for download!

FacePAD is back up and running and no longer downloading the small thumbnails for newer albums. Everything is back to normal 🙂

Here are the version release notes:

Version 0.5.6 (March 29, 2009)
1. FacePAD now works with the newest version of facebook.
2. Fixed ‘small thumbnails’ Bug
3. Extension is now compatible through Firefox 3.6a1pre.

Download the extension here (from Mozilla) – Version 0.5.6

There’s also a video tutorial if this si the first time you’re using FacePAD:

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Categories: Project Updates

FacePAD fixed for new Facbeook (v0.5.6)

Heya everyone,

I fixed the problem with FacePAD downloading only small thumbnails with all new (post March 1, 2009) albums. I’ve submitted the new version (v0.5.6) to Mozilla and the extension is awaiting approval in the queue. As always, this may take anywhere from 1 day up to a week to get through the queue, so please be patient.

Here are the version release notes:

Version 0.5.6 (March 29, 2009)
1. FacePAD now works with the newest version of facebook.
2. Fixed ‘small thumbnails’ Bug
3. Extension is now compatible through Firefox 3.6a1pre.

Thank you everyone for all the emails, comments, and tweets. It’s nice to see so many people interested in this extension 🙂

Have a great weekend!

Categories: Project Updates

Free Dropbox Account + Bonus Space

Hey everyone,

I’ve been using Dropbox for awhile, which is a free online storage website that gives you 2GB of space. If you join now (with this link: https://www.getdropbox.com/referrals/NTEyMTMxOQ) you get and 250mb free! The great think about Dropbox is it’s syncing system which is built to work natively with your operating system, be it Windows, OSX, or Linux.

Here’s the link again: https://www.getdropbox.com/referrals/NTEyMTMxOQ

Here’s a tutorial video:

Categories: Random Updates

FacePAD downloading Small Thumbnails

Hey everyone,

I’ve received a lot of messages and emails recently about FacePAD downloading small thumbnails instead of full size pictures. The problem only affects albums created in the last week and all new albums that ahve been created after facebook rolled out it’s new design. The issue is as follows:

Old albums had the following format for pictures:

n123456789.jpg

New albums have the following format for pictures:

123456789_n.jpg

For some reason my wild-card approach at downloading pictures is only downloading thumbnails.

Just so you know, the problem is making the extension compatible with both file types. The upside is that all large pictures have an ‘n’ in the *.jpg filename, so exploiting that property is the best case scenario.

I’ll try to have a fix for this tonight.

Thank you everyone for bringing this to my attention!

Categories: Project Updates

FacePAD: Tutorial Video

I decided to make a tutorial video on how to use FacePAD: Facebook Photo Album Downloader. It’s on youtube at the moment. It’s also being processed at Vimeo as I write this.

Enjoy!

Categories: Project Updates

FacePAD: Now a Recommended Download by Mozilla!

Hi everyone!

Great news today, well last Thursday; FacePAD, the Facebook Photo Album Downloader is now a Recommended Download for Mozilla Firefox (and Mozilla’s Derivative Browser). Here’s a screencap I took from the Photos, Music, & Video add-on category (in which it’s a recommended download).

recommended

Thank you EVERYONE for downloading the extension! Also, thanks for keeping it a 5-star extension and for the ~1600 downloads/day – keep it up!

Sidenote:: If you like the extension, consider donating money to my graduate school education! Every little bit will help!

Categories: Project Updates