How to Download Original Sized Pictures From Facebook

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Original picture files uploaded to Facebook can be downloaded by friends.

Uploading and sharing photos with friends is a popular Facebook feature. The Facebook photo viewer displays low-resolution images for faster viewing, but the original picture file is made available for downloading purposes. The original picture file can be downloaded for editing, printing or back-up needs.

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Step 1

Log in to your Facebook account.

Step 2

Select the picture you wish to download from your personal photo album or from a friend's profile page.

Step 3

Click on the thumbnail of the photo selected for download. The Facebook photo viewer appears.

Step 4

Click the "Download" link located in the photo viewer.

Step 5

Select "Save As" and click "OK" to initiate the picture file download to your computer.

Tip

If the picture file is a high-resolution photo, the "Download High Res" link appears in the photo viewer.

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