I have been checking around since my recent switch to Linux (Debian Sarge) for any download managers capable of batch downloading, but so far I am coming up empty handed on anything useful.
In my Windoze days I was getting by on a combination of the Mozilla/Firefox extension FlashGot (and it's very nice "Build Gallery" feature), the download manager FlashGet, and a small script of my own devising to help automate it a little. I could attempt to emulate this on Linux with Wine, but overall it would probably be easier to alter one of the open source download managers already available.
So I came here to ask this forum for help, here is what (ideally) I need:
1. Easy batch downloading, I am going to be using this mostly for galleries of pictures, so something good enough that I could set filters or a range (i.e. Animal[1-100].jpg) so it only picks up the full sized images from the links and not the thumbnails would be lovely.
2. The ability to use and set referers, so that I can download images easily from a webpage with security that might otherwise make it a painfully long process.
If you know of software that will accomplish this I would much appreciate a link, but if you do not then a link to anything incorporating one of these features so I may have a reference for writing my own would also be nice.