How to download albums from Facebook

Have you ever wanted to grab an entire photo album from one of your friends on Facebook?  It can be pretty annoying to download every single picture from an album, one by one.  About a year ago, I had a plugin for firefox that could download an entire photo album in a single click.  But after firefox changed to version 3.0 and facebook redesigned their pages, that plugin no longer worked.

Last week, I heard about FacePAD (Facebook Photo Album Downloader), a nifty little plugin that does exactly that; it lets you go inside an album, right-click on it and download every single image to a folder of your choice.

All you have to do is make sure you are using firefox, and install the plugin. Once installed and running, log on to Facebook and find a photo album from one of your friends that you would like to be able to browse offline.  Simply right-click on the link to the album that you want to download and select “Download Album with FacePAD”.  If you already clicked on that link and you are already in the album, you can simply right-click on one of the page numbers at the top of the album and you will get the same result.

Some people have complained that the plugin only downloads the first page of the album or gives javascript errors.  I have not had these problems and all pages of the albums I tested downloaded just fine.  The only slightly annoying thing with this plugin is that you have to confirm the download for each picture as if you were clicking them individually.  It’s not too bad considering the amount of time you save from having to do all the work yourself.

Happy Downloading!

2 Thoughts on “How to download albums from Facebook

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  2. Liubo on June 6, 2011 at 12:01 pm said:

    Checkout this application http://apps.facebook.com/saveimages/ NO softeare installation is required

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