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Tech tip: simple way to bulk download pictures from Facebook

If you’ve ever wished you had a simpler way to download images from Facebook, PickNZip is the solution. Quite simply, the service allows you to select your own albums, friends’ albums, pictures you’ve been tagged in and the like and download them into a zip file or a PDF.

While this sounds like a useless service to some, consider the time saved from having to right click and “save as” on tons of images in an album that you want to save. Let’s say your buyer spent the weekend taking hundreds of pictures of their home they love and are about to close on. Wouldn’t you want to document that permanently rather than rely on a third party service like Facebook that could arbitrarily change its rules and terms tomorrow and no longer allow pictures to be downloaded? That’s unlikely, but the point is that you may be relying on a third party.

If you host a party and want to put all of those event pictures into an Animoto video to embed on your blog, or you want to put together an animated thank you card for your sellers that gave you the great honor of letting you sell their clunker! (Note: you have to be Facebook friends to be able to access their pictures.)

I’m socially active and I’m part of a generation that documents everything with pictures, so I love that I can pull hundreds of my Facebook pictures into a zip file as backup in case I upset the Facebook gods. What can you see yourself using PackNZip for?

Article originally published on August 2, 2010. AG has no affiliation with PackNZip.

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Lani is the COO and News Director at The American Genius, has co-authored a book, co-founded BASHH, Austin Digital Jobs, Remote Digital Jobs, and is a seasoned business writer and editorialist with a penchant for the irreverent.



  1. Benn Rosales

    August 3, 2010 at 2:40 am

    @laniar I know a lot of Realtors in classes that are going to love this, kickass find!

    • Lani Rosales

      August 3, 2010 at 11:42 am

      Thanks 🙂 I’m glad you like the find! 🙂 🙂

  2. stephanie crawford

    August 3, 2010 at 3:07 am

    I keep wondering when FB will partner with Flickr. Doesn’t it seem a little ridiculous that I can’t import a Flickr album or collection and vice versa?

    • Lani Rosales

      August 3, 2010 at 11:42 am

      Totally. But rest assured, as soon as we get used to jimmy rigging third party tools, Facebook will change. lol

  3. Ricardo Bueno

    August 10, 2010 at 5:32 am

    I could’ve used this one a few months ago 🙂 A friend of mine deleted all of his awesome pictures from Facebook and some of the wickedly awesome shots of me that he got at events were gone with them :-/

    Anyway, totally useful service!

  4. emailcjwalker

    September 16, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    this would be good for leaving facebook and joining another site.

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