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🎴 AVA dataset downloader

AVA: A Large-Scale Database for Aesthetic Visual Analysis


The script is deprecated (your IP would be blocked by, please check the links below to download.

👇 Dataset download:

Download via Mega or Torrent~😎

☁️ Mega cloud storage

📁 AVA Dataset!hIEhQTLY, 🔑 key: !RkOnZv8Fz7EbYreHsiEzvA

📝 The entire dataset has been split into 64 7z files. Download all the zip files, unzip the first file and it should work. About 32GB and 255,500 picture files.

ℹ️ Dataset info files!MUcXyBSB, 🔑 key: !0Q0Nq8_zBuSGiKmEHuKXKoAg8SDsB-21GwlJ22AJegU

🔗 Torrent

Download the torrent file and open with uTorrent or other clients.

Magnet link is also supported. Check for more details.

📝 The downloading process could be unstable due to the network condition of torrent servers. If so, use Mega instead.


title= {AVA: A Large-Scale Database for Aesthetic Visual Analysis},
keywords= {images, aesthetics, semantic, quality, AVA, DPChallenge},
journal= {},
author= {Naila Murray and Luca Marchesotti and Florent Perronnin},
year= {},
url= {},
license= {},
abstract= {Aesthetic Visual Analysis (AVA) contains over 250,000 images along with a rich variety of meta-data including a large number of aesthetic scores for each image, semantic labels for over 60 categories as well as labels related to photographic style for high-level image quality categorization.},
superseded= {},
terms= {}
} contains the download link

For the sake of convenience, I put the download link above (via Reddit)

AVA is a large-Scale database for aesthetic visual analysis containing 250000+ photos from

However, the downloaded pakage only contains image list and annotations. You may need the script to download AVA images from website.

- Known Issue

With this script keep sending requests to, the website would block your ip address for some time. So, I'm trying to figure out another way to download all the pictures from the site. Contact me if you have any. Thank you! 2017-1-21

## Usage

1. Download to any directory you like.

2. Make sure you have downloaded AVA Database (zip, 4.2 MB) from the site.

3. Unzip and place AVA.txt under the same directory as the script. Also create a folder 'image'

4. Run the script with command $python beginIndex endIndex

5. Tips: Note that beginIndex and endIndex both range from 1 to 25553. Downloading all the images would consume a lot of time. It is recommended you download a small amount once a time.

## More

- [ ] Multithreading download - [ ] Catch errors

Happy downloading~ 😎



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