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I would love to have a place where I can manage all the files that are attached to my base. Similarly, I could then attach the same document/image to multiple records without having to re-upload every time.
if you send all rows with images to yourself as an email, and let the html images load, you can then copy and paste the entire email into excel including the thumbnails.
I would still love to see a bulk download feature of all the images.
Just discovered a pretty handy Google Chome Extension! It just saved me HOURS of downloading a ton of audio files. However, I did have to briefly play them for the extension to pick it up. But that, combined with a bulk renamer (link below), I am a happy camper!!
Grab and download media (image and video) sources by monitoring network (like FlashGot)
Would love to see a native capacity to do this.
The bulk media downloaders don’t seem to recognize the *.stl file type that I am using. There may be some settings that I could tweak, but I don’t have time to futz around with them. I ended up exporting as csv, opening the spreadsheet, copying the urls and pasting them into a Chrome extension called “Open Multiple Urls”. This extension searches through the pasted text to find valid urls and opens them. I really like the filter feature. Then the urls that were file links auto-downloaded.
The workaround I use is using wget. It takes a little work but if you download CSV which contains the download URLs, you can write a BASH/BAT file to download from a listing. Doesn’t make since if you have 20 files, but makes a ton of sense if you have 200 files.
Export to CSV; break up columns if have multiple files, unpivot, write a command line, use wget.
Another thing that would be helpful, is the ability to create a base by uploading a bunch of files. For example, I have the need right now to create a record for about 50 images. I’d like to just upload all 50 images and it create 50 separate records but there is no way to do this. I have to go in and add each attachment to each record which will take so much longer.
If you click and drag a selection of files into an Airtable while in a gallery view, then drop the dragged files onto the add new record button, you can create a new record for each file you’ve dragged in. Dragging the files onto the new record button brings up a dialog asking if you’d like to create one record with multiple attachments, or multiple records with a single attachment each. The newly created record(s) will automatically get named after the file attachments. You can read more in the Power User Guide here, under the section called “Mass uploading attachments with gallery view.”
Yes! Thank you for this!
You can create new records in bulk by uploading multiple images in the Gallery View. Each new record will be named with the file name of the attachment.
This just downloads low res files. Pretty useless as a long term solution unfortunately.
I made an extension that downloads all of the attachments for a field into a ZIP file.