Saving a photo from Facebook is often as easy as right-clicking, selecting "Save picture as" and picking a location. While useful for an individual picture, it can be inefficient when you have large numbers of photos to save or want to save a full album. Saving Facebook pics en masse requires special software, as Facebook doesn't natively offer this feature. There are a few tools that can help, each using a different method to save albums to your computer.

PhotoLive

Step 1

Launch Google Chrome and download the PhotoLive extension (see Resources).

Step 2

Sign in to your Facebook account.

Step 3

Open the album you wish to download.

Step 4

Click the PhotoLive icon to the right of the Facebook search bar.

Step 5

Click "Download X Photos." The X will always be replaced by the number of photos in the album.

Step 6

Click "Connect to Start" and authorize PhotoLive to connect to your Facebook profile.

Step 7

Click "Start Download" to begin downloading the files.

Step 8

Unzip the file once it has finished. You will now have a downloaded album of your pictures.

PickNZip

Step 1

Open your preferred Web browser and navigate to PickNZip (see Resources).

Step 2

Click "Login" and authorize PickNZip to connect to your Facebook profile.

Step 3

Click "Find My Photos & Videos" to find your own albums, or click a friend's name to load their pictures.

Step 4

Click the "Albums" tab and select an album, then click "Select All" or individually click on images to select them.

Step 5

Click "Download," then "Download my selection" to download the selected folder or "Download all photos" to download all photos associated with the selected person.

Step 6

Select a download format. If you select Zip, you'll need to unzip the folder. If you select PDF, you'll need a PDF viewer like Adobe Reader.

Step 7

Select a download location. Once the file has downloaded, unzip it to access the pictures or open them using a PDF reader.

Social Folders

Step 1

Download and install Social Folders (link in Resources).

Step 2

Click "Connect with Facebook" when prompted during installation and supply your login information.

Step 3

Click "Okay" to authorize Social Folders to connect with your Facebook account.

Step 4

Select the albums you wish to download and click "Done" or "Download all my albums."

Step 5

Select the albums from your friends that you wish to download and click finish.

Step 6

Finish the installation using the on-screen instructions. Once sync has completed, the albums are saved to your computer in the Social Folders folder. By default, this folder is located in your Documents library.