There sure isn’t a shortage of photos or images on the web. Google has an entire images section devoted to search for, finding, and copying photos. Is there an easier way than traipsing through a bunch of search engines to find photos or images? Shouldn’t there be a simple Mac app that does the hard work?
Skyscraper is the Mac app that scrapes the web for photos and images. The way it works is simple. Enter a few keywords, add a few parameters, and Skyscraper checks web search engines for photos and images that match your criteria.
For example, lets say you want to find photos of Welsh Corgis.
Skyscraper is set apart from most image search sites or apps. Enter keywords to search. Or, specify the size of the image you want, the type of file, even the kind of license.
The app does the search and downloads images to the sidebar. Click an image to start a slideshow of the downloaded images.
Even better, Skyscraper is tab-based, so you can set up multiple searches on different photos or images (each with different criteria for the search) at the same time.
This app is a photo and image search monster.
The Toolbar is self explanatory. Preference options are nominal, and focus only on what gets searched.
Can you do the same thing for free by using Google Images or any other web-based image search site? Sure. But Skyscraper makes the whole process much easier to manage, and it’s just as fast.
The only caveat is the price tag. You really need to be downloading plenty of images to justify a price tag slapped onto an app that mimics what you can already do for free.