What is Fusker Generator?
Generally people uploads images directly without renaming images. Thanks to digital cameras because they saves image files named with sequential numbers like Picture10.jpg, Picture11.jpg,.. etc. When you see an image and if you wonder there are more images like this or not it is a good idea to try upper or lower numbers. First you check the image file name (right click on image while displaying in your browser and search for image properties). If image filename is Picture15.jpg there may be more images like Picture14.jpg or Picture16.jpg. Basically this concept is known as Fuskering.
Nav.Net is a tool to search and browse for fuskers and Fusker Generator is a tool, embedded in Nav.Net, to discover fuskerable images (images numbered sequentially) from photo sharing websites. Fusker Generator can be used for any website but it mainly targets Photobucket albums. Most photo sharing sites renames uploaded filenames automatically to a random generated filename like “asd32213gfc21.jpg”. These filenames are very hard to fusker. Server like Photobucket left file names as they uploaded. We love this feature :)
How Fusker Generator Works?
All digital cameras names images with a specific format like Picture100.jpg, DSC00100.jpg, CIMG_0100.jpg, … etc. For example an image taken with Canon branded camera named something like “IMG_0001.jpg”. So if album owner has Canon camera, the images in the album named like IMG_####.jpg. The # sign represent numbers. When we tell Fusker Generator there is a format IMG_ following four numeric digits, FG tries to find an image which fits that file name. FG uses an unique strategy to quickly find a fuskerable image. When it finds one it displays the result and continues to test other file formats to find more formats. This result gives you an idea about where to start your fuskering session.
How to Start?
Fusker Generator comes with a default File Format list but this is not perfect. You can either find some better lists from Nav.Net forum or you can create it by yourself. I’ll tell more about creating File Formats later. Default format list contains the most used file name formats so it is a good list to start.
As seen above Fusker Generator window splitted into two panes. The left one for format lists, options and progress window. Right pane is for displaying results. When you first activate FG (Fusker Generator) window it displays the Formats Page. It is divided into two sections. Upper section is for filenames and the other one is for subalbums. Yesss!! you can use FG for discovering subalbums also. We’ll discuss it later.
For a quick start just type a PB username or an album URL to Target Directory editor and click [>Start] button. FG will switch to progress display so you can follow progress here. At first FG will search for a Fusker added by other Nav.Net users. By finishing this search, it will start File Format and subalbum tests. When FG finds a file, you can see the thumbnailed result inside results box. This thumbnail means your fusker is ready. You can continue to search for more images. Just double click on it. FG will ask how many images should it generate. After you enter the number Nav.Net will switch the display to Browser window for displaying you the fusker. For example you’ve found an image named DIMG_2010.jpg. When you doubleclick on it FG asked you image numbers and you’ve entered 200. Nav.Net will create a page that displays images from DIMG_2010.jpg… to … DIMG_2210.jpg. You’ll see blue boxes that represents images. If there is an image Nav.Net will display the thumbnail. If not blue box representing the image will disappear. At the end only found thumbnails will remain in the page. But your hunt not ended? There may be more between 2210-2410? or more? Use fusker navigation buttons located bottom right-side of browser window for more results.
Everytime you click to a green arrow new page will generated automatically. Use left arrow to lower the range, use right arrow to raise the range. The range will be displayed in the format box. The range is the numbers inside <CO > tag. Instead of using navigation buttons you can edit them directly to test a specific range.
Read our file format tutorial to learn how to create your format lists…
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