Saving Photos from Facebook

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Facebook.Up until recently, you could hold down your mouse on a Facebook photo and drag it to your desktop to save it. This would allow you to print photos or use them for other things, such as backgrounds, images for websites…etc.

Today when I was trying to download a photo from Facebook, I was unable to drag it to my desktop or use the copy and paste functionality. It seems that Facebook has changed the way it displays photos, making it a bit more difficult to save photos from Facebook.

When you’ve clicked on the photo and it’s enlarged on your screen on a black background, scroll down and look to the left. There’s an option to “Download Photo.” When you click on that link, it will open the photo in another window, where you can grab it to save or do whatever you’d like with it.

This is not all that complicated, but it took me a few minutes to figure out, so hopefully it will save you some time.

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  1. On the plus side, if the user uploaded the photo in high res, the link will say “Download Photo in High Resolution”. It’ll then download in the original resolution instead of the normal facebook size.

  2. Thanks for this, Elliot! Kind of funny I spent about 20 minutes looking through the page source and in google, and the solution is actually pretty simple. So… although it’s simple, I appreciate this post. πŸ™‚

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