How to Download & Save Instagram Pictures

How to Download & Save Instagram Pictures

This tutorial will show you step by step how to download pictures from Instagram in a few different ways.

And this tutorial will also show you how to save Instagram profile photos on Android.

Can You Download Pictures From Instagram?

Instagram is a great app for sharing pictures.

There may come a time that you find a awesome, beautiful, cute or hilarious picture that you just want to have.

But:

You can't find any download options in the app.

So you might be wondering:

Can I even download pictures from Instagram?

Well, yes, but...

In order to protect copyright on photos Instagram doesn't allow people to download and save pictures directly from the app.

It's to prevent people from stealing other people's work.

Note!

How to Download & Save Instagram Pictures

You can download your own and also other people's pictures.

Method 1: Web Browser & Free Online Services

Here I will show you how to download pictures from Instagram using your favorite web browser and free online photo downloaders.

You can use any browser you like, including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Opera, etc...

These services work almost the same, so the instructions will be almost the same for each service.

1. Open your web browser.

2. Go to https://www.instagram.com.

3. Log into your account (if you're not already logged in).

4. Go to the picture you want to download.

5. Right-click on the timestamp (time when image was posted) located at the top right of the photo and choose "Copy link address" (Google Chrome & Opera) or "Copy Link Location" (Mozilla Firefox) or "Copy link" (Microsoft Edge).

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6. Visit a website, like Downloadgram.com or Dinsta.com.

7. Right-click in the "Enter URL" bar and choose "Paste" to copy the URL of the photo into the URL bar.

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8. Click on the "Download" or "Go" or "FIND" button (Depends on which website you use).

9. The online service will now grab the picture from Instagram and when it's done, you will need to click on the download button or link (Depends on which website you use).

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10. Downloadgram.com for example, will open the picture in a new tab or window and then you will need to right-click on the picture and choose "Save image as" and Dinsta.com for example will start immediately downloading the picture.

11. Depending on your web browser settings you might need to select a location on your PC and then click "Save" to start the download.

The picture will now be saved to your PC.

Method 2: Computer & Google Chrome

This might seem complicated, but it's easier than you think.

1. Open Google Chrome.

2. Go to https://www.instagram.com.

3. Log into your account (if you're not already logged in).

4. Right-click on the photo you want to save to your computer and choose "Inspect".

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5. A sidebar with HTML code will appear on the right side and in this sidebar you click on the ► (right-pointing pointer) icon located next to <div class="_jjzlb"> to expand the code.

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6. Right-click on the URL (web address) of the photo and choose "Open link in a new tab" from the drop-down menu.

Example of picture URL (web address): https://scontent-sit4-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/14369035_1073134529443838_1631703439_n.jpg?ig_cache_key=MTM0MjQ4MDA3MzY2Nzg3NjQ5OA%3D%3D.2

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7. The photo will now open in a new tab and now you right-click on the picture and choose "Save image as".

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8. Select a location on your computer where you want to save the photo and click on "Save".

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The picture will now be saved to your PC.

Method 3: Computer & Mozilla Firefox

This might seem complicated, but it's easier than you think.

1. Open Mozilla Firefox.

2. Go to https://www.instagram.com.

3. Log into your account (if you're not already logged in).

4. Right-click on the photo you want to save to your computer and choose "Inspect Element".

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5. A area with HTML code will appear at the bottom of the browser and in this area you click on the ► (right-pointing pointer) icon located next to <div class="_jjzlb"> to expand the code.

show instagram picture url in mozilla firefox

6. Right-click on the URL (web address) of the photo and choose "Open Link in New Tab" from the drop-down menu.

Example of picture URL (web address): https://scontent-sit4-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/14369035_1073134529443838_1631703439_n.jpg?ig_cache_key=MTM0MjQ4MDA3MzY2Nzg3NjQ5OA%3D%3D.2

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7. The photo will now open in a new tab and now you right-click on the picture and choose "Save image as".

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8. Select a location on your computer where you want to save the photo and click on "Save".

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The picture will now be saved to your computer.

Method 4: Computer & Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox Extensions

You can also use browser extensions to download photos from Instagram.

Personally, I don't like to use browser extensions, because they can be dangerous.

Extensions can make things easier, but they can also do malicious things like displaying ads, tracking your browsing, and capture your passwords and private data.

And:

They can also be vulnerable to malware (computer virus, spyware, etc...).

web browser extension permissions

One example of a Google Chrome extension for downloading Instagram photos is Instagram Downloader offered by woolanoow.

One example of a Mozilla Firefox extension for downloading Instagram photos is InstaDown offered by lionelli.

There are more of these extensions available.

Instructions

1. Install one of these extensions in Google Chrome.

2. Go to https://www.instagram.com.

3. Log into your account (if you're not already logged in).

4. Go to the picture you want to save to your PC.

5. Click on the download button.

You can find the download button at the top, right or bottom of each picture and they might have different shapes and/or colors depending on the extension.

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6. Select a location on your computer where you want to save the photo and click on "Save".

The picture will now be saved to your PC.

Method 5: Android Apps

You can find a lot of free apps for downloading pictures from Instagram in the Google Play Store.

Visit the Google Play Store and search for "instagram photo downloader" or "download instagram pictures" and you will get a list with apps you can use for downloading photos from Instagram.

Most of these apps work the same.

Instructions

1. Install one of these apps from the Google Play Store on your Android smartphone.

2. Open the app.

3. Login with your Instagram account.

4. Allow app permissions (authorize).

5. Find the picture you want to download.

6. If you find the photo in the news feed (home screen), then tap on the small download button located under the thumbnail of the photo and if you open the photo, then tap on the download button located at the top.

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Note: You might get a disclaimer message like "This photo belongs to (instagram username). Saving it to your camera roll might need permission". If you get this kind of message, then just tap on "OK", "I see, let's go ahead" or "Don't alert me again" or whatever option is available to continue the download.

The picture will now be saved to your smartphone.

Download & Save Instagram Profile Pictures on Android Smartphones

With the "InstaPP" app you can easily download and save profile pictures from Instagram users.

You can find this app here (Google Play Store).

1. Open "InstaPP".

2. Go to the top of the app and enter the Instagram username of the person from who you want to download the profile picture.

Note: You must type the username exactly with numbers (1234) or underscore(s) (_), like "insta_user82".

3. Tap on "Go".

4. When the profile picture appears, tap on "Download this picture".

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If the correct profile picture doesn't appear, then you probably didn't entered the username correctly.

5. When you see an ad just click on the small X button located at the top right of the screen.

The profile picture will now be saved to your smartphone. You can find this photo in the "InstaPP" folder on your smartphone.

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