InstagramDownloader allows users to download their favorite users’ images onto their desktop or mobile device.
If you have a smartphone or tablet, you’ve probably heard of and used Instagram. If you’re not in the know, Instagram is perhaps the most popular picture sharing app. It’s so popular, in fact, that Facebook acquired it for $1 billion, it’s considered the top camera app for the iPhone and is a great complement to Pinterest, as evidenced by the Pinstagram app.
The main issue with Instagram, however, is finding and easily downloading the images from your favorite users. Luckily, the issue has been partially solved with the creation of the InstagramDownloader. Plus, it’s free to use!
The InstagramDownloader is incredibly easy to use and will only take up a whopping 665 KB of harddrive space. Download the program to your device. Once it has been installed enter in the username of the person who’s collection you like then click download. This will create a text file with URLs for each image extracted for a particular user. To grab the final image, copy and paste the URL into your web browser and save the image to your desktop.
The name of the program is definitely misleading as the program won’t download the images directly to your desktop, however it is still incredibly easy to use and quite a powerful tool if you love Instagram.
If you do end up downloading this app and using it, here are some useful tips to remember:
- Restart the app when you enter a new username. Otherwise it will append the old URLs to the new list.
- The help is in Arabic, but fortunately the program is easy enough to use that it’s not really necessary.
- Use it along with an online Instagram photo browser like Webstagram or Instagreat to collect the best photos.
If you’re looking for something that will just download the images automatically to your harddrive, you might be a little disappointed. If you do know a bit of programming (or if you know a programmer), the source code for InstagramDownloader is available on SourceForge.
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