How to download Facebook photos

Pick & Zip

Using Pick & Zip

Pick & Zip is a great Web application for individually choosing Facebook photos or albums to download — regardless of whether you uploaded the photo or a friend did. The software essentially works like a Facebook app, so it will require access to your account before it will work.

Step 1: Login with your Facebook account.

To begin, head over to the Pick & Zip homepage, click the green Login button at the top, and login with your Facebook account.

Step 2: Choose photos.

Choose the Find My Photos & Videos option in the lower left-hand corner to locate your uploaded photos or any photo you are tagged in. You can further sort the photos using the Tagged and Albums tabs at the top. Next, choose an album and select which photos you want to download. A green border will appear indicating which images you’ve selected. The latter will require more of a wait.

Facebook Photo Select

Step 3: Download photo selection.

Click the Download tab in the top right-hand corner to download your selected photos. From here, you can choose to either download your selection or go all out and download all your tagged photos and albums.

Facebook Photo Download

Step 4: Select a file format.

Choose whether you want to download your photos as a .zip file or a PDF. For most people, we recommend downloading them as a .zip file — PDF versions probably aren’t necessary.

Facebook Photo File Format

Step 5: Save the file.

Before you can properly save, Pick & Zip will spend a little bit of time gathering the selected photos. This can take some time depending on the amount of data you’ve selected. Once gathered, name the file and select the file’s save location.

Save Facebook Photo

Step 6: 

Voila! You’re Facebook photos have been liberated and should now be saved in your designated save location. Now just open the .zip file  to access the JPEG versions of all your Facebook photos. Memory lane never looked so scary.

Did you have any trouble downloading your Facebook photos using either method? Or do you perhaps have a better solution? Let us know in the comments below.

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