How to Download Photos from Instagram

Written by Tijana - Reviewed by Emilija Social Media / Instagram

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Instagram, as one of the leading social media platforms, has to offer everything a user could possibly need - photo sharing, video sharing, Reels/IGTV, stories. Instagram, since 2012 up until now, has not created a ‘Save’ or ‘Download’ button - unlike Facebook, which has had this feature since it was created.

However, besides for taking a screenshot of the photo you want to have saved, and then cropping it, there are currently no other solutions within the app.

Luckily, TipsAbout created an online tool - Picture Downloader for Instagram, to help you save your favorite photos permanently to your device, in high quality, so you don’t have to make screenshots and lose quality on every photo you want to have saved. The tool is free, has no limits - you can download as many photos as you want to, and you won’t need any third-party apps.

TipsAbout’s Downloader is easy to use, and you’ll have your photos downloaded in 3 simple steps. Keep reading to go through the step-by-step guide.

How to download photos from Instagram using TipsAbout’s Photo Downloader

Downloading from a desktop computer/laptop

  1. Open the web browser, and open TipsAbout Instagram Photo Downloader.
  2. Find the images from Instagram you want to download, and copy the URL by clicking on the three dots in the upper right corner.
  3. Another window will open up, with a few options, click on ‘Copy URL’.Instagram copy link option
  4. Go back to TipsAbout Photo Downloader, and in the field paste the link you copied.

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  1. Click on the Download button, and you will be given several options, to choose from regarding the photo resolution, choose the one that’s most suitable for you.

Instagram downloader options

  1. Wait for the download to finish, and you’ll have your photo saved for however long you need it!

Downloading from an iPhone/Android

  1. On your iPhone or Android device, open TipsAbout Instagram Photo Downloader.
  2. Open the Instagram app, and navigate to the Instagram picture you want to have downloaded.
  3. In the upper-right corner, click on the dots icon.
  4. A new window will open, click on ‘Copy Link’.
  5. Go back to Safari/Chrome/Browser, and in the TipsAbout Video Downloader, paste the link you copied in the field.

Instagram photo downloader

  1. Click on ‘Download’, and wait for the photo to load.
  2. Click on the Download button, and you will be given several options, to choose from regarding the photo resolution, choose the one that’s most suitable for you.

Instagram download options

  1. The downloader tool will save the Instagram photos directly to your Camera Roll.

As we mentioned, the photo downloading service is free of charge, so you can use it to save the photos you need from Instagram.

TipsAbout also has another tool for downloading Instagram videos, so if you need to download photos or videos - open the //TipsAbout Instagram Video Downloader.//

Additional FAQ

Can I download private Instagram photos?

Unfortunately, due to Instagram’s privacy policy, the TipsAbout Photo Downloader will not be able to process photos from Instagram accounts that are private.


Since the downloader cannot access the link, it won’t be able to download your photo. You can always resort to different solutions for private photos, such as making a screenshot of the photo you need to have saved.


Explore also how to download videos from Instagram with TipsAbout's Instagram Video Downloader.