It’s here… Download Album!

Posted by on Apr 29, 2014 in Feature Updates, Help & Support | 17 Comments

The wait is over! We are happy to announce the new Download Album feature has finally arrived. Whether its your own Photobucket account or another user’s account, you now can download an entire album’s worth of images in one fell swoop.

  • Navigate to your Library to view your albums.
  • Select the album you wish to download.
  • Look to the lower right corner of the page for the Album Actions list and click the Download Album link.

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  • Validate that you are human by sliding the arrow.


  • Next, all of the images in your album will be gathered and compressed into a .zip file. The next page you’ll see will prompt you to download the compressed file.

Note: If you have a lot of images, it may take a little while to compress. We’ll notify you via email when the file is ready to download. Make sure your Photobucket account is updated with your current email address. Click here to learn more about changing your email address.

  • After downloading the compressed file to your computer, unzip it and view your pics.

Note: You may need a third party utility to decompress the .zip file. Click here to learn more.

Currently, this feature only works with images. Your videos and GIFs will need to be downloaded individually. Click here to learn more about individually downloading media.

If you wish to keep the download album option hidden from other users viewing your photos, you will need to make your albums private. Click here to learn more about changing album privacy. 


  1. etc
    April 17, 2015

    Can’t download a big album 🙁

    Max download speed is 350K, album size is 2.5 GB. After 2 hours, when ~2 gigs downloaded the server drops connection and deletes the file. Another try to download it, and after 1.5-2 gigs it drops connection again :((

    Tried 3 or 4 times, don’t want to do it again, it’s just not working.

    P. S. Safari and Firefox on OS X.

  2. TazzyUK
    November 12, 2014

    Also getting “Hmmm. Something didn’t click. Want to give it another shot? Try again now” when downloading an album 🙁

    • Hannah Moorhead
      November 17, 2014

      Good morning,

      We apologize for this inconvenience. Are you still having this issue? If so, please submit a request with our support team at so that we can assist you further. Thank you.

      • ryan
        March 26, 2015

        I am also getting “Hmmm. Something didn’t click. Want to give it another shot? Try again now”. i tried google chrome and internet explorer. both do not work.

        • Hannah Moorhead
          March 26, 2015

          Hello Ryan,

          We apologize for the inconvenience this error message is causing. Please contact our support team at so that we can troubleshoot the issue and assist you further.

  3. Ken Dunn
    September 16, 2014

    The Photobucket download is great but 1. how do I keep the pictures in the order I have them on Photobucket (pictures from several sources, arranged in custom order) and 2. How do I recover the heavily researched captions?

  4. Deb
    September 5, 2014

    Tried it – about a dozen times – I get a popup at the top that said initially

    “this album has no images to download” wrong that album has 120 jpgs in it

    tried it again a bit later – new message saying

    “Hmmm. Something didn’t click. Want to give it another shot? Try again now”

    I tried again about a dozen times – nada

  5. Ron
    July 14, 2014

    Tried to link to a single photo but could only get my entire album or a slide show of entire album.

  6. John
    May 23, 2014

    I would only have to set my photo album to private if I was downloading the files to my Photo Bucket account right? If i’m downloading it to a album on my computer it is private

  7. aisharamkissoon
    May 8, 2014

    i like it so much

  8. Charlotte
    May 7, 2014

    For about a month now,every time my “searching for new photos” and downloading my new photo’s automatically is not working..I am having to add them one at a time.Please tell me what to do as I have a paid account and many pictures.

    May 6, 2014

    What is the limit on how much you can download? I have a lot of photos.

    • Hannah Moorhead
      May 6, 2014

      Hello Jacqueline,

      Every album will have the “Download Album” function to the right. So feel free to download all of your photos!

  10. Howard
    May 6, 2014

    I have re-read the last paragraph and it still doesn’t make any sense to me.
    Please clarify “…you will need to make your albums are private.” Huh?
    Thank you in advance.

    • Hannah Moorhead
      May 6, 2014

      Hello Howard,

      Sorry for the confusion.

      If your albums are set to “public” other users will be able to download those public albums. If you do not wish to give users that ability, set your albums to “private”.

  11. Stan Zaske
    May 5, 2014

    Nice new feature. Thanks 🙂