How to Download Facebook Photo Albums CodeUnit 26 SEP 2011

It is all very well to upload and share your photos with the world on Facebook, but sometimes it is also pretty handy to be able to pull them down again for backup purposes. Enter a brilliant little application that makes it a breeze to download full photo albums from either your own profile, associated groups or liked pages.

Pick&Zip is the fantastically clean and well presented online tool which through it’s flash driven interface allows you to select your own albums or photos where you have been tagged and then download the selected set either as a zip file or as a pdf – directly from your browser! No messy installs to work with whatsoever! :)

To work, it requires that you allow the app to link with your profile, and if you are okay with that, go ahead and log in using the Facebook oauth login system. From there it is a matter of browsing the albums you want to view using the tree on the left, selecting the photos to download and then confirming the download format – as simple as that!

One thing to note though is that thanks to Facebook’s new privacy controls, the application only allows you to download files uploaded by your friends, which makes sense but is a little frustrating if you wanted to say download other people’s albums for more devious purposes (not that you ever would of course!) :P

It is well written, features a great interface and is packaged in a very clean and colourful website, making this definitely one of the premier ways of taking back control of your Facebook photo albums!

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South African software architect and developer at Touchwork. Husband to a cupcake baker and father to two little girls. I don't have time for myself any more.