How to Download Photos from Facebook to a Desktop

by C. Taylor

Facebook is designed to keep you in touch with your friends and inform you of what's happening in their lives. Photos are a big part of that by displaying recent outings, vacations or funny moments. If you find one you'd like to keep, you're in luck. Facebook offers a convenient tool for downloading photos straight to your PC. Using the Download tool lets you save the photo to your desktop, just like any other file.

1

Log in to your Facebook account and locate the photo you'd like to download.

2

Click the photo to open the viewing window.

3

Click "Options" and select "Download."

4

Choose the "Save" or "Save File" option. Depending on your browser's configuration, the photo might save automatically to the default Downloads folder. Otherwise, choose the appropriate download location.

5

Click the "X" in the viewing window to return to Facebook.

Tips

  • If you need to move the photo, press "Win-E" and click "Downloads" in the Favorites section. Drag and drop the downloaded photo to a location of your choosing, such as the Desktop or Pictures library.
  • If you need to download all of your pictures, click the gear icon to open Settings, then click "Account Settings" and then "Download a Copy of Your Facebook Data." This wizard will walk you through the process to download everything, including information and photos, in a single archive.

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