Pick & Zip – The Fastest Way To Download Facebook Photos

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0 picknzip intro   Pick & Zip   The Fastest Way To Download Facebook PhotosI never used to upload photos to my Facebook page but now I’m starting to build a pretty nice collection of albums on there. But I’m not as active as most people I’ve seen in that department. Many people use Facebook as their primary place to house all of their photos, where their friends can comment on them and everyone can be tagged. In fact, many of the photos that exist of me on the social network are those that other people have taken and I have been tagged in.

Facebook makes it pretty easy to upload photos to its service, but downloading them is another story, especially if they’re your friends’ photos that you are tagged in. Sure, you could look for them all and save them individually, but who wants to spend time doing that? Pick & Zip (directory app), on the other hand, makes this an extremely simple process.

What Is Pick & Zip?

Pick&Zip is a web application that lets you download tagged photos of you from Facebook. With Pick & Zip you can download photos where you have been tagged even if you have not uploaded them yourself.

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In just a few clicks, you can back up all of the Facebook photos you appear in, as well as download your friends’ albums and those from fan pages and groups you belong to.

How Do I Get Started?

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To start using Pick & Zip to download photos, the first thing you should do is navigate over to the homepage and connect with your Facebook account.

Once you do that, just click on the green Find My Photos button on the bottom left side of the screen and you’ll see all of your photos and albums.

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You may also notice a list of your friends in the left-hand column. With Pick & Zip, you can also download your friends’ photos, which I would imagine many would think is a privacy concern. At any rate, you can see the photos you’re tagged in and, if there’s an entire album that you want to grab, you can.

Alternatively, you can also view and download photos from groups you’ve joined and pages you’ve liked. Due to Facebook privacy measures however, only photos uploaded to groups by your friends are shown.

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To download photos, you can either click on them one by one or hit the Select All button to highlight the whole album. Once you make your selection, click the download tab and you’ll have the option to either download the photos you’ve selected or download all photos and albums from the tab you were on.

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When you’re all done, you’ll have a Zip file or PDF on your computer with all of the photos in it. Some will even be in HD quality!


If you’re looking for a way to download Facebook photos right from your Firefox browser, we also have an article on that.

I downloaded and backed up all of my Facebook photos using Pick & Zip in a matter of minutes. It really is fast and easy to use, and I think you’ll agree with me once you take it for a test run. I’m curious to hear what you think! Will you be giving Pick & Zip a try?

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Alfie Wace

As a professional photographer, I don’t know how comfortable I am with this. I was pleased to see that, of late, one cannot grab photos off of Facebook. This new program negates that and puts professional photographers at risk. I do only post low-res photos, but others may not. I’m just not so sure about this.

Steve Campbell

Alfie, you can still download photos off of Facebook anyway if you delete the “&theater” in the URL when viewing them, right-click, and “Save as”, although that is only for individual photos.

If you’re worried about others taking and using your professional photos without permission, it may be wise for you to watermark them with your name or something, similar to how professional photo websites display them. I’m no expert on this, but maybe it’s something you can look into.


Saikat Basu

I don’t think it can download tagged photos that have been set as hidden from the privacy settings. But looks like an useful app for back-up of photos


Property Croatia

You can only download photos that you are allowed to see. If privacy settings prevent you to see them you can`t download them neither. This tool thou speeds up the process of downloading photos you can.



Couldn’t get Pick & Zip to work. My experience is the same as others who complained about the same problem on the P&Z FB page.

Steve Campbell

Hmm sorry to hear that. In testing the webapp I had no problems. Worked like a charm, although I guess that isn’t the case with everybody. Perhaps you could try it in another browser. 



Seems great tool, but why would i use that? I would relay on FB to keep my pictures and make them available to me all the time?


jamie smith

Fotobook for the iPhone works great.  Downloads entire albums (even my friends albums) to my iPhone then I just sync with iPhoto.  Takes like 10 seconds to download 100 photo album on facebook. 


thanks for the input

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