How to Batch Download Facebook Photos With PhotoLive Chrome Extension

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Facebook needs no introduction and I think, I need not tell you anything about Facebook Photos either. Photographs are one of the best ways to share your perfect holidays, convocation party or your kid’s first birthday with your family and friends on Facebook.

Uploading photos on Facebook is a cakewalk but what’s difficult is downloading them. Of course there are plenty of tools and online services that claim to do the task for you but most of these services require access to your profile with all your data.

If you don’t trust these tools with your valuable data and are looking for a better alternative, PhotoLive for Chrome could be the right tool for you. PhotoLive lets you save photos and albums from Facebook without requiring an access to your account. With PhotoLive a user can download any album you have permission to view, in no time at all.

Using PhotoLive Extension

Let us see how to go about downloading Facebook photos with this tool.

Step 1: Download and install PhotoLive extension for Google Chrome from the chrome web store.

Step 2: Once you have installed PhotoLive on your browser you will notice a PhotoLive button every time you are viewing an album on Facebook. Click on the button to initiate the plugin.

photolive plugin

Note: The plugin does not work if you want to download individual photographs. We will discuss about that later.

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Step 3: An all new button, Download Album will now appear on the album preview page. Yes you are right! Click it.

download album

Step 4: You will now be redirected to PhotoLive page, where your download is prepared. Once PhotoLive collects all your data the download will begin.

prepare

Step 5: Once the download finishes, extract the archive anywhere on your computer and enjoy your photographs.

Downloading individual photographs

manual download

You may download individual photographs using the PhotoLive manual page. All you need to do is copy the URL link of the photograph you wish to download, paste it on manual download page and then press the download button. Users who are not using Google Chrome as their default browser can also enjoy this. Of course, if there are a huge number of photos spread across different albums that you want to download manually using this tool, it can be a tiring process.

Issues

According to developer if you are getting just a zip file with a readme and a thank image, try disabling secure browsing before you download.

My Verdict

PhotoLive is a wonderful extension to download all the Facebook photo albums you have the permission to view. The extension downloads full-size images from the Facebook servers and thus you get all the high quality images on your hard disk with minimal effort.

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  • Skippy

    Thank you for this guide; it will make getting the photos from festivals easer :)

  • Potanes

    i can’t download in high quality :( but thanks! ):

  • http://www.facebook.com/sambitesh Sambitesh Dash

    Doesn’t work anymore