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How to Download Album from Facebook

Updated on December 26, 2013

3 Ways to Download Facebook Photos

Sharing photos is one of the most popular ways people use Facebook, but once you upload your images, Facebook doesn't offer a way to easily download them again. Fortunately, other services make it easy to download an album from Facebook. If you want to download Facebook photos, here are three easy ways to get your own photo albums, and even get copies of photos in which you're tagged. Two of the services will help you download album from Facebook for free, while the other will help you download Facebook photos and comments and turn them into a photo book you can keep.

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Download Album from Facebook

It's easy!

If you're ever wanted to download a photo album from Facebook, you may have been disappointed to realize the social media site doesn't offer any tool to help you do it. But Facebook does allow others to develop applications that work with Facebook, and, fortunately, those folks have taken the ball and run with it. You can download albums from Facebook with ease with these three methods.

1. Pick and Zip - This is my personal favorite, as it's easy but still offers some nice options, doesn't require you to download anything on your computer, and it's free. Free is always good! To use this service, all you need to do is go to Pick and Zip and click the "Login with Facebook" button. Then you'll need to give the application permission to access your account. After you've done that, you'll find yourself on a page with tabs along the top with text that says things like "Tagged" or "Albums" or "Download." At this point, all the gray boxes on the screen will be gray. But if you scroll down and click the "Find My Photos" button, those gray squares will turn into thumbnail images of every photo on Facebook that you've been tagged in (unless the owner of the photo has their privacy settings blocking the application). You can choose to download one or all of them, or to jump to the "Albums" tab to see all of your albums. To download all your tagged photos and all your albums from Facebook, choose the Download tab and select the option. You'll be able to download albums from Facebook in .zip or .pdf format.

2. fbDownloader - Like Pick and Zip, fbDownloader lets you download tagged photos, Facebook photo albums, and your friends' photos, too. And like Pick and Zip, it's easy to use. But getting it is a bit of a pain. You can get the free download from CNET's Download.com, so you know the file is safe, but when you run the installation program, you'll need to decline a lot of offers if you don't want a new toolbar and other things loaded with the program. And then you'll need Microsoft .NET Framework 4 to use the program. If you can get past all of that, fbDownloader is easy to use - simply start the program, select where you want to save your files, whether you want all your tagged photos, your albums or your friends' photos and if you want them in black and white or color. Then click the download button and you'll get the photos. Very simple. Unfortunately, it doesn't allow you to select certain photos or albums, but if you just want to download everything, this will do the job.

3. Blurb - Blurb is different from the services above. It's not designed just to help people download album from Facebook. Rather, it's a site that helps you create photo books. The cool thing about Blurb is that you can download your Facebook photos with comments and then create a book that includes your original photo description, as well as your friends' comments. So it's a great way to save memories with not only your own photos and captions, but also with comments from your Facebook friends. It's very fun to play around with!

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      stehlev 3 years ago

      I've downloaded some 3,000+ foto's from FB using PicknZip but no "save" button shows up - anybody with advice out there?

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      GetPhotographic 3 years ago

      Very useful information. Facebook seems like a black hole for everything that gets near it. For other ideas on what to do with your photos try prophotographs.net

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      Lisa Auch 4 years ago from Scotland

      This is what I have been looking for, long story but after my brother passed, I wanted to save all his photos on his FB account, but he has thousands! the task was daunting to say the least. I can happily go and create a FB photo album now o f his wonderful memories.

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      Umerseo 4 years ago

      Oh thank you.. I've been looking for something like this for so long now... Finally i can downlaod the whole album :)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      you can also use faceShow Pro from the mac app store

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      But all this software only let you download the albums from our friends list, it doesn't let us download public albums, or albums form the groups that we belong.

      To download the friends list albums all i need to do is ask to my friend if he/she sends me the photos, for that i don't need any kind of tool, all that i have to do is ask.

      I need a tool, plugin or software that let me download PUBLIC albums, open albums, albums from unknow ppl,

      THat the tool that you should put, not tools to download just friend list albums

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      Andrej977 LM 5 years ago

      Very informative lens.

      Thanks for sharing by!

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      Peggy Hazelwood 5 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      I had no idea this was possible. Thanks!

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      sukkran trichy 5 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

      this is really an informative lens. thanks for your useful tips

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      PaulWinter 5 years ago

      Really useful information. I didn't know these tools to download an album from Facebook existed.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      There is an Android app for this purpose:

      https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com....

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      Close2Art LM 5 years ago

      fantastic page, Blessed, please add this to my Squidoo Lensmasters on Facebook page, thanks so much!