Download Your Instagram Photos

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Instagram has been around since 2010, and you’ve probably put quite a lot of your favourite photos up there. Last years drama over a change in Instagram’s terms of use made people think about whether their photos were safe, and whether to leave the service but almost a year has passed and most people are still using it (after the terms were tweaked due to the outcry)

That doesn’t mean that it’s not a good idea to keep a backup of your images in case of future changes – you can change the setting in Instagram to save your photos (if you didn’t already know, you can have Instagram save the original version of the photo by going to your profile page, then tapping the gear icon, and scrolling down to this setting:)


But if you want to get a back up of everything else you’ve taken, we use a site called which can not just download your entire archive in a zip file, but things like all images you took between certain dates, or all photos you liked, or all photos with a certain hashtag (useful if you’re holding an event!)

There are only a few steps to get your images – first, click the orange button to sign into Instagram. You’ll be redirected to Instagram to sign in, and then asked if you want to give this site permission to access your account. You’ll need to give it access so it can download everything for you!


Next, choose what you want to download…


A short wait…


And here’s your zip file full of Instagram photos!


The downside to is that the images are just 640 x 640 px. This means that they’re probably not the best quality to print, but are fine to browse on your computer or phone.

Have you printed your Instagram photos before? Share with us the sites that you used!

  • Mama and More aka Zaz

    Interesting post. I currently have all my Instagram pictures saved in a folder on my phone automatically – I must have picked that option when setting up! I do tend to print pictures out at Christmas when I have Snappy Snaps print a collage on mdf for me, and that always looks lovely and is a way to highlight the memorable moments of the last year, although it’s not cheap!!

    April 6, 2014 at 1:46 pm Reply

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