How to download and save Instagram pictures (12 easy ways)

This tutorial will show you step by step how to download and save pictures from Instagram on a computer and Android phone in a few different ways.

And this tutorial will also show you how to download Instagram profile pictures on an Android phone.

Contents

How to download Instagram photos on a computer using:

How to download Instagram photos on an Android phone using:

How to download Instagram profile pictures on an Android phone using:


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Can you download pictures from Instagram?

You cannot download pictures directly from the Instagram application or website. But, you can use browser tricks, downloaders, and apps to download photos from Instagram.

Notes:

How to download Instagram photos on a computer with Google Chrome

With this method, you can download photos from anybody on Instagram – even from someone who you follow, but has a private account.

1. Open Google Chrome.

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

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

4. Find the photo you want to download.

5. Click on the ... options button on the top right corner of the photo.

Instagram photo options button

A options menu will appear.

6. Click on Go to post.

Go to Instagram post

You can also click on the timestamp (the time or the date the photo was posted, e.g., 8 HOURS AGO or 4 DAYS AGO).

instagram photo time stamp

7. Right-click on an empty space on the page or the picture and choose View page source.

View page source in Google Chrome

Now you will see the HTML source code of the page.

Don't worry if you are not familiar with HTML code.

I will show you how to find the URL (location of the picture on the Instagram servers) for the photo you want to download.

8. Press the [ctrl] + [F] key on your keyboard.

9. Enter jpg in the search field (top right).

Search for JPG image in HTML source code in Google Chrome

10. Highlight (select) the URL of the Instagram photo.

Select the URL of a Instagram photo

11. Right-click on the highlighted (selected) URL and choose Go to https://instagram.fsub8-1.fna.fbcdn.net/vp/....

Open Instagram photo in Google Chrome

Google Chrome will now display the picture.

12. Right-click on the picture and choose Save image as.

13. Select a location on your computer where you want to save the picture.

14. Click on the Save button.

Google Chrome will now save the picture to your computer.

How to download Instagram photos on a computer with Firefox

With this method, you can download photos from anybody on Instagram – even from someone who you follow, but has a private account.

1. Open Mozilla Firefox.

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

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

4. Go to the profile you want to download the picture from.

5. Click on the photo you want to download to open it.

6. Right-click on the picture or somewhere else on that page and choose View Page Info.

firefox view page info function

7. Click on Media.

firefox page info media tab

8. In the Address panel, you scroll down to the last photo(s) and click on it, so that the photo appears in Media Preview at the bottom.

instagram photo in firefox page info media tab

9. Click on the Save As button at the top right of the picture.

save instagram photo to computer using firefox

10. Select a location on your computer where you want to save the Instagram photo.

11. Click on the Save button.

Firefox will now save the picture to your computer.

How to download Instagram photos on a computer with Firefox (2nd method)

With this method, you can download photos from anybody on Instagram – even from someone who you follow, but has a private account.

1. Open Firefox.

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

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

4. Find the photo you want to download.

5. Click on the ... options button on the top right corner of the photo.

Instagram photo options button

A options menu will appear.

6. Click on Go to post.

Go to Instagram post

You can also click on the timestamp (the time or the date the photo was posted, e.g., 8 HOURS AGO or 4 DAYS AGO).

instagram photo time stamp

7. Right-click on an empty space on the page or the picture and choose View page source.

View page source in Firefox

Now you will see the HTML source code of the page.

Don't worry if you are not familiar with HTML code.

I will show you how to find the URL (location of the picture on the Instagram servers) for the photo you want to download.

8. Press the [ctrl] + [F] key on your keyboard.

9. Enter jpg in the search field (bottom left).

Search for JPG image in HTML source code in Firefox

10. Highlight (select) the URL of the Instagram photo.

Select the URL of a Instagram photo

11. Right-click on the highlighted (selected) URL and choose Open Link or Open Link in New Tab.

Open Instagram photo in Firefox

Firefox will now display the picture.

12. Right-click on the picture and choose Save Image As.

13. Select a location on your computer where you want to save the picture.

14. Click on the Save button.

Firefox will now save the picture to your computer.

How to download Instagram photos on a computer using Instagram photo downloaders

There are various free online services that allow you to download photos from Instagram.

Most of them work the same and almost look the same. The only differences besides their web design are the names of the download buttons and input fields.

For this tutorial, we'll be using one Instagram photo downloader as an example, but the steps are the same for any other downloader.

You can use the following free online services to download and save Instagram photos on a computer:

You can use any web browser you want, such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Safari, Opera, etc.

For the following steps, we'll be using dinsta.com as an example.

1. Open your web browser (e.g., Google Chrome).

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

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

4. Find the photo you want to download.

5. Click on the ... options button on the top right corner of the photo.

Instagram photo options button

An options menu will appear.

6. Click on Copy Link.

Copy the link of a Instagram photo

You can also right-click on the timestamp (the time or the date the photo was posted, e.g., 8 HOURS AGO or 4 DAYS AGO) and choose Copy link address or Copy Link Location or Copy link.

instagram photo time stamp

7. Go to https://www.dinsta.com or another Instagram photo downloader.

8. Right-click in the Enter Instagram URL input field and choose Paste. For other downloaders the name of the field is probably different (e.g., Enter URL, Enter Image URL, etc.).

paste url of instagram photo on dinsta

9. Click on the download button.

Download buttons of Instagram photo downloaders

The picture will appear.

10. Click on the download button below the photo.

download instagram photos using dinsta

The picture will open in a new browser tab.

11. Right-click on the picture and choose Save image as.

12. Select a location on your computer where you want to save the picture.

13. Click on the Save button.

Your web browser will now save the picture to your computer.

How to download Instagram photos on Android using Google Chrome

With this method, you can download photos from anybody on Instagram – even from someone who you follow, but has a private account.

1. Open the Instagram app.

2. Go to the picture you want to download.

3. Tap on the (3 dots) options button on the top right corner of the photo.

instagram photo options

4. Tap on Copy Link.

Copy link of Instagram photo

5. Open Google Chrome.

6. Tap on the address bar of Google Chrome.

Address bar of Google Chrome on Android

7. Type view-source:.

Type view source in address bar of Google Chrome on Android

8. Tap after view-source:.

9. Long-press (tap and hold) after view-source: and choose Paste.

View source in Google Chrome on Android

10. Tap on the Go (enter) button of your phone's keypad.

Go button of keypad phone

Now you will see the HTML source code of the page.

Don't worry if you are not familiar with HTML code.

I will show you how to find the URL (location of the picture on the Instagram servers) for the photo you want to download.

11. Tap on the ⋮ (3 dots) menu button at the top right corner of Google Chrome.

Google Chrome menu button on Android

12. Tap on Find in page.

13. Enter jpg in the search box.

Search fof JPG in page source code

14. Highlight (select) the URL of the Instagram photo.

15. Tap on Copy.

Copy URL of Instagram photo in Google Chrome on Android

16. Close the search box by tapping on the X at the top right corner of Google Chrome.

17. Tap on the address bar of Google Chrome.

Address bar of Google Chrome on Android

18. Long-press on the address bar of Google Chrome and choose Paste.

Paste the URL of a Instagram photo in the address bar of Google Chrome on Android

19. Tap on the Go (enter) button of your phone's keypad.

Go button of keypad phone

Google Chrome will now display the picture.

20. Long-press on the photo and choose Download image.

Download an image from Instagram using Google Chrome on Android

Google Chrome will now save the picture to your Android phone.

How to download Instagram photos on Android using Firefox

With this method, you can download photos from anybody on Instagram – even from someone who you follow, but has a private account.

1. Open the Instagram app.

2. Go to the picture you want to download.

3. Tap on the (3 dots) options button on the top right corner of the photo.

instagram photo options

4. Tap on Copy Link.

Copy link of Instagram photo

5. Open Firefox.

6. Long-press (tap and hold) on the address bar of Firefox.

7. Tap on Paste & Go.

Open Instagram photo url Firefox Android

8. Tap on the ⋮ (3 dots) menu button at the top right corner of Firefox.

Firefox menu button on Android

9. Tap on Page.

10. Tap on View Page Source.

Now you will see the HTML source code of the page.

Don't worry if you are not familiar with HTML code.

I will show you how to find the URL (location of the picture on the Instagram servers) for the photo you want to download.

11. Tap again on the ⋮ (3 dots) menu button at the top right corner of Firefox.

Firefox menu button on Android

12. Tap on Find in page.

13. Enter jpg in the search box.

Find JPG in page in Firefox on Android

14. Highlight (select) the URL of the Instagram photo.

15. Tap on Copy.

Copy URL Instagram photo in Firefox on Android

16. Long-press on the address bar of Firefox and choose Paste & Go.

Open Instagram photo URL in Firefox on Android

Firefox will now display the picture.

17. Long-press on the photo and choose Save Image.

Save Instagram image on Android phone using Firefox

Firefox will now save the picture to your Android phone.

How to download Instagram photos on Android using FastSave

You can find this app here on Google Play.

This tutorial works for all Android phones, such as Samsung Galaxy, Sony Xperia, Google Pixel, Lenovo, Motorola, Huawei, OnePlus, Nexus, Nokia, HTC, LG, and all other Android phones.

Note: This method does not work with pictures from a private account.

1. Open the FastSave app.

2. Tap on the toggle button (switch) to start the FastSave service.

3. Tap on the Open Instagram button.

Turn the FastSave service on and open Instagram

The app will now open the Instagram app.

4. Go to the picture you want to download.

5. Tap on the (3 dots) options button on the top right corner of the photo.

instagram photo options

6. Tap on Copy Link.

Copy link of Instagram photo

The app will automatically save the picture to your Android phone.

How to download Instagram photos on Android using “Inst Downloader for Instagram”

You can find this app here on Google Play.

This tutorial works for all Android phones, such as Samsung Galaxy, Sony Xperia, Google Pixel, Lenovo, Motorola, Huawei, OnePlus, Nexus, Nokia, HTC, LG, and all other Android phones.

Note: This method does not work with pictures from a private account.

1. Open the “Inst Downloader for Instagram” app.

2. Tap on the OPEN INSTAGRAM button.

Check URL button and Open Instagram button

The app will now open the Instagram app.

3. Go to the picture you want to download.

4. Tap on the (3 dots) options button on the top right corner of the photo.

instagram photo options

5. Tap on Copy Link.

Copy link of Instagram photo

6. Go back to the “Inst Downloader for Instagram” app.

7. Tap on the CHECK URL button.

Check URL button and Open Instagram button

8. When the picture appears, you tap on the SAVE IMAGE button below the picture.

Save image button

An options menu will appear.

9. At Folder Path, you can see the location on your phone where the photo will be saved.

10. At Image Name, you can enter a name for the photo if you want.

11. Tap on the DOWNLOAD button.

Download a Instagram picture using the Inst Downloader for Instagram app

The app will now save the picture to your Android phone.

How to download Instagram photos on Android using Downloader For Instagram

You can find this app here on Google Play.

This tutorial works for all Android phones, such as Samsung Galaxy, Sony Xperia, Google Pixel, Lenovo, Motorola, Huawei, OnePlus, Nexus, Nokia, HTC, LG, and all other Android phones.

Note: This method does not work with pictures from a private account.

1. Open the Instagram app.

2. Go to the picture you want to download.

3. Tap on the (3 dots) options button on the top right corner of the photo.

instagram photo options

4. Tap on Copy Link.

Copy link of Instagram photo

5. Open the downloader app.

6. Tap on the Paste & Download button.

Paste and download button

The app will now save the picture to your Android phone.

How to download and save Instagram profile pictures on an Android phone (method 1)

This app allows you to download and save profile pictures from Instagram users.

This tutorial works for all Android phones, such as Samsung Galaxy, Sony Xperia, Google Pixel, Lenovo, Motorola, Huawei, OnePlus, Nexus, Nokia, HTC, LG, and all other Android phones.

You can find this app here on Google Play.

1. Open the “Profile Photo Downloader for instagram” app.

2. Enter the username or the full name of the person whose profile photo you want to download.

3. Tap on their username when they appear.

Search for the user whose Instagram profile photo you want to download

4. When their profile picture appears, you tap on the save button below the profile photo.

Download a Instagram profile photo on an Android phone

The app will now save the profile picture to your Android phone.

You can find the profile photo in the ProfilePhoto folder on your phone.

On my Samsung phone, the profile picture did not show in the “Gallery” app. I found the photo in the following location on my phone: “My Files” app > Internal storage > ProfilePhoto.

You can also return to the start screen of the app, tap on SAVED, tap on the profile picture, and then tap on the ([+]) (save to gallery) button below the profile picture.

Go to saved Instagram profile pictures Save Instagram profile picture to gallery

After these steps, you can find the profile picture in the photo gallery app on your phone.

How to download and save Instagram profile pictures on an Android phone (method 2)

This app allows you to download and save profile pictures from Instagram users.

This tutorial works for all Android phones, such as Samsung Galaxy, Sony Xperia, Google Pixel, Lenovo, Motorola, Huawei, OnePlus, Nexus, Nokia, HTC, LG, and all other Android phones.

You can find this app here on Google Play.

1. Open the “Profile Picture Downloader for Instagram” app.

2. Enter the username, full name, or profile URL of the person whose profile photo you want to download.

3. Tap on the search icon.

Search for Instagram user

4. Tap on their username when they appear.

The app will now show their Instagram profile.

5. Tap on their profile picture.

Instagram profile picture

6. When their profile picture appears, you tap on the SAVE PROFILE PICTURE button below the profile photo.

Download Instagram profile picture

The app will now save the profile picture to your Android phone.

How to download and save Instagram profile pictures on an Android phone (method 3)

This app allows you to download and save profile pictures from Instagram users.

This tutorial works for all Android phones, such as Samsung Galaxy, Sony Xperia, Google Pixel, Lenovo, Motorola, Huawei, OnePlus, Nexus, Nokia, HTC, LG, and all other Android phones.

You can find this app here on Google Play.

1. Open the “Profile Picture Download for Instagram” app.

2. Enter the Instagram username of the person from whom you want to download their profile picture.

Note: You must enter the username exactly with numbers and underscores (e.g., easytechguides_nl).

3. Tap on the (search/magnifying glass) button/key of your phone's keypad (keyboard).

4. Tap on Download this picture below the profile picture.

download a instagram profile picture on android

5. When the app shows advertisement, you tap on the X button at the top left to close the advertisement.

The app will now save the profile picture to your Android phone.

You can find the profile photo in the InstaPP folder on your phone.


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