Uploading pictures to Facebook is just a piece of cake, but downloading them especially a whole album is really tiresome. Previously, I’ve shown you FacePad, a cool Firefox add-on that allows you to download the entire album in just 2-clicks. However, after a few months, it was shutdown by Facebook due to some issues. Luckily, I found a really great alternative to it that can help you save a lot of time and effort when downloading photo albums from Facebook.
fbDownloader is a free Windows application that saves you from the hassle of pulling all your Facebook photos by doing the traditional “right-click + save as” every time. It lets you backup and download all the precious photos from your Facebook account, photos tagged to you, or even your friends’ photo albums in just a few clicks.
To use fbDownloader, first you must download and install it on your PC. The installation process is just a bit hassle for me though. First, you’ll be asked to install different programs during the installation. However, it’s not mandatory to install them. Just click Decline if you don’t like it. After the installation, when I thought everything is alright, it asked me to download and install .Net Framework 4. I was re-directed to the Microsoft website where I downloaded the required file. After the installation of .Net Framework, at last, I was able to launch fbDownloader.
fbDownloader is very easy to use that even your grand ma can use it without any problem (believe me!). You just have to enter your email and password and once logged in, “allow” the application to access you account. That’s it! You can now choose which photos you wish to download.
As I have told you earlier in this post, you can choose to download your own photo albums, photos tagged to you, or even your friends’ pictures. You can also make the picture black & white if you want! The default download location is in the Pictures folder but you can change it to your preferred location.
Downloading process is pretty fast and the pictures do not have any loss in quality which is really nice.
fbDownloader is really an immense time-saver for downloading Facebook photo albums. So simple and easy to use, and lastly, it’s free!