I lately had a special event where a photographer took some photos of the occasion and used PhotoReflect to host/sell me them.
The price per photo is 29$ or the whole set (90) 699$. I consider that an egregious amount to charge, considering that her services were supposedly already included with the event.
The following are some instructions you can follow for downloading the non-water marked medium quality images. This assumes that you are running on a Mac however the commands can easily be modified for any setup.
#Install a helpful tool to make HTTP requests - similar to cURL but nicer
brew install http
#Grab a single image id from the URL (click on any photo) and find the part with "pi=03PD17RD000000".
#That ID represents the ID for that photo.
#Suppose the store they send you to is http://myfakestore.photoreflect.com/store/
#Execute the following:
http "http://myfakestore.photoreflect.com/web/bin/prpv.dll?cmd=photo&s=-3&i=03PD17RD000000&p=1" "Referer:http://myfakestore.photoreflect.com/store/thumbpage.aspx?e=9729609" > 03PD17RD000000.jpeg
The real magic here is in the
s=-3 portion of the request, which I’ve found returns the image without the water-mark.
I still haven’t figured out how to download the HighQuality images, but if you find out please share!
EDIT: I have also found a helpful Gist that can help inject a download button onto the store.