The Best Pinterest Image Downloaders [July 2019]
Whether you’re a novice or a seasoned pro on Pinterest, you know how addictive it can be. One image leads to another, and before you know it, you’ve been adding to your Boards for hours. While you can share your Boards or make them public, this only makes your images available online.
If you want to save images to your device, you’re in luck. Pinterest has built-in options on its mobile app to save images to your library. You can also save images on your computer very easily.
In this article, you will learn how to save Pinterest images individually and how to use Image Downloader to download images in bulk.
Downloading Pinterest Images on Mobile
First, we will go over the steps for Android devices. The process is very similar for iOS, so many of the steps will be the same.
Here is what you need to do:
- Launch the Pinterest app on your device.
- Once you’ve found a picture you like, tap on it. In the top-left of the screen, tap the three dots icon for more options. This will take you to a menu.
- From the Options menu, tap on “Download Image.” If this is the first time you are doing this, you will be prompted to allow Pinterest access to your media files. The Pinterest app needs access to your media library to save images there, so you should tap Allow.
That’s all there is to it, the full resolution image will be saved to your device. If you’re using an iOS device, the only thing that will change is how you enable access to your media files. If you get a prompt about permission when you try to save your image, follow these steps:
- Access your device Settings.
- In the Settings menu, tap on Privacy.
- Tap on Photos in the Privacy menu.
- Now you’ll see a list of apps that have requested access. Find Pinterest and change the setting to allow it to “Read and Write.”
That covers the process for saving images from the Pinterest app. You may not want to download the Pinterest app, but rather just found an image you want to save while browsing on your mobile device. In that case, you can use the same method in your browser. The mobile website has a very similar layout, so all you have to do is open the close-up of the image and use the built-in download feature from the menu as you would in the app.
Another quick and easy way to save an image quickly is to screenshot it. All mobile devices have a built-in feature to save a screenshot, which involves pressing some combination of buttons on the device. Visit your device manufacturer’s website for instructions on how to take screenshots. This is not recommended, though, because you won’t save have the image in the original resolution but rather just a picture of your screen.
Saving Pinterest Images on Computers
The bad news is that Pinterest still doesn’t have a built-in feature for saving images on their regular website. The good news is that any browser you’re using probably does, and it’s very straightforward. Simply right click the image you want to save and select “Save Image As”. This function will let you rename the images and choose where they will be saved on your computer.
If you want to download entire Pinterest boards or indeed multiple images from any website, one of your best options is the Image Downloader extension for Chrome. This free extension has a very simple design and intuitive interface. Here’s how it works:
- Add the Image Downloader extension to your Chrome browser. Once you do this, the extension will create an icon to the right of your search bar.
- Find a Pinterest Board that you want to download.
- Click on the Image Downloader icon. The extension will find the images in the tab you have open and give you the option to download all of them or pick the ones you want to keep individually. Check the “Select all” option to download every picture on the Board.
- You will see a warning, letting you know that you might need to adjust your Chrome settings to avoid creating a popup window for every image. Make sure you don’t have “Ask where to save each file before downloading” selected in your settings. When you’re ready, simply click the Download button and all the images will be saved to your selected location.
Sadly, this kind of convenience is not available on mobile devices as this extension only works on the desktop version of Chrome.
More Is Better
Now you’re ready to become a Pinterest guru. As you can see, saving images is a cinch if you know what you’re looking for. On mobile devices, your best bet is to get the Pinterest official app, as the integrated download feature is quick and easy to use. If you’re working from a desktop, use your browser’s native save function for individual images and the Image Downloader extensions for bigger jobs.
Image downloader isn’t the only extension of its kind for Chrome, so take a look at what’s out there. Do you know of any other options for saving multiple images from Pinterest? Tell us more about them in the comments section below.