Uploading pictures to a social network site such as Facebook may seem like a great way to store your photo albums and make them available to friends and family. But the practice can quickly get out of hand, and you can easily lose track of your files. For example, a distant cousin contacts you and asks for a copy of that great photo of Aunt Edith, but you can't remember whether you uploaded it to Facebook or Plixi or Yfrog or Flickr or Twitpics.
Therefore it's always a good idea to keep a copy of all your pictures on your local PC for safekeeping. But how to go about downloading a copy of all the images that you, and your friends, have uploaded to Facebook?
That's where a small, free utility called Facebook Downloader comes in. As you can see from the screen shot below, you can easily download any or all of your own photo albums, or those of your friends.
FB Downloader runs on Windows XP and above, and you can get it from www.fbdownloader.com. It's only a 1 MB download, but you'll also need .NET 4.0 if you don't already have it.