5 Ways to Bulk Download Pinterest Boards Images(Phone + PC)

Pinterest doesn’t have a feature to bulk download images and videos from boards. This is true for both website and app versions.

This means you’ll have to use free tools to download these images in mass, or else manually save every image from a board one by one.

Unfortunately, we tested dozens of these tools, and found that most of them, with one huge exception, are kind of bad.

In short, WFDownloader is the best tool for bulk downloading Pinterest boards, videos, and images for the following reasons:

  • It is completely free, with no limits or price tag attached.
  • It detects every image on the board.
  • It only downloads the highest resolution images.
  • It can download multiple boards simultaneously.
  • It’s incredibly fast.
  • It automatically organizes photos into folders.
  • It doesn’t duplicate images.
  • The UI is fairly easy to use.

The biggest problem with WFDownloader is that it’s only available on PC, Mac and Linux, and requires you to download the program and install it on your computer, the old-fashioned way.

It is, however, high quality and a power user’s dream.

If you’re a mobile user, don’t worry. Below are tools for iOS and Android users that can bulk download Pinterest boards.

Unfortunately, these other tools just aren’t as good as WFDownloader. For example, they won’t detect all the images on the board, they’ll find the wrong resolution, they’re annoying to use, etc.

Here’s a quick summary list of all these tools with just download links and pros & cons:

WFDownloaderBest Choice (PC, Mac, Linux)

  • Requires download & installation.
  • Detects every image and video on a board at highest resolution.
  • Can download multiple boards simultaneously.
  • No download limits.
  • Mostly easy to use, but some UI quirks.

Extract.Pics (Website, works on mobile & desktop)

  • Rarely detects more than 200-250 images on a board. 
  • Duplicates many images. 
  • Includes images from outside the board.
  • Can download only one board at a time.
  • It has download limits.
  • Extremely easy to use.

ImageAssistant Batch Downloader (Chrome plugin for Desktop)

  • Detects every image, but also adds duplicates + other images.
  • You have to separate high-res images from low-res ones.
  • Can download only one board at a time.
  • No download limits.
  • Mostly easy to use, but UI can be buggy sometimes.

Web Image Downloader (Android app)

  • Requires download & installation.
  • Detects most, but not all, images on a board.
  • Duplicates many images.
  • Downloads only one board at a time.
  • No download limits.
  • Easy to use.

ImageDrain (iOS app)

  • Requires download & installation.
  • Detects very few images.
  • Doesn’t duplicate images.
  • Downloads only one board at a time.
  • No download limits.
  • Very easy to use.

WFDownloader Review + Tutorial (PC, Mac, Linux)

Review:

WFDownloader is by far the best tool to download Pinterest boards, and, in our opinion, the only one a power user should bother using.

It detects all images & videos on a board and downloads them at the highest possible resolution.

It’s also the only tool that can download multiple boards simultaneously.

The most surprising thing about though is that it’s completely free. No subscription, limits, no purchase price. 

The only thing that limits how much you can download with WFDownloader is how much storage and bandwidth you have. 

WFDownloader Tutorial:

To start using WFDownloader, go to the WFDownloader site and press the “Download Now!” button. 

On the next page, choose what version of the software you need (Windows, Mac or Linux).

After you’ve downloaded the program, install it and open it. You should be greeted with this interface:

Click the big “Add” button.

In the pop-up window, you must now:

  1. Copy and paste the link URL of the Pinterest board you want to download in the “Link Adress” field.
  2. Select a folder where the images should be downloaded.

WFDownloader will then load a bit and then show you a list of links that contain media files (in our case, Pinterest images). 

Press Confirm.

On the next screen, press “Start” to download all the files.

Your files are now downloaded in the save folder you selected.

A super quick way to access them is to right click on any of the images in the list and press “Open Folder”. 

This will automatically open the folder where you’ve saved the photos, images, videos, and whatever else you have downloaded.

How to download multiple boards with WFDownloader:

As mentioned previously, WFDownloader lets you download multiple Pinterest boards simultaneously. 

To use this feature, click the down arrow feature next to the “+ Add” button and select “Queue Multiple Link Searches (Batch Link Search)”.

In this new panel, fill in “Batch Name” to any name you want. In the “Save To” section, select a folder where you want your images to be saved.

Next, copy & paste the links to the boards you want to download.

After that’s done, press confirm and wait for WFDownloader to download all of the boards.

Extract.pics Tutorial (Website tool)

Extract.pics is the only website tool to extract images from Pinterest. Works well with small boards, but struggles to detect all the images on big boards with 300+ photos.

Sorting through the photos is also a pain, but doable.

How to use: 

Simply navigate to Extract.pics, copy and paste the link to your Pinterest board, and press Extract.

After some processing, you will see a list of most of the images on the board. 

Next, sort the list using the options on the left so that you can download only the images you want. If you want high-res images, make sure to sort images by height, width, or file size.

Once that is done, select the images you want and press “Download Selected”. 

ImageAssistant Batch Downloader Tutorial (Chrome plugin for desktop)

By far the best Chrome plugin to download Pinterest boards. 

It detects every image on the board, but in multiple resolutions so you’ll have to separate the low-res images from the high-res ones.

Also, the UI can be janky sometimes.

How to use:

This plugin requires Chrome browser to work. If you’re on Mac and generally use Safari, consider installing Chrome for a bit until you’ve downloaded all the images.

While using Chrome, follow the link to ImageAssistant Batch Image Downloader and install it on your Chrome browser.

Next, go to any Pinterest board you want. 

If the board has many photos, scroll all the way to the bottom so all photos are loaded on the page so you can save them.

Next, click on the Image Assistant icon in the plugin toolbar. Then click “Extract Current Page”.

Image Assistant will then show you every image on the board.

Unfortunately, you will also see many more images that are hidden in the background and don’t belong to that board.

To download the images, you will first have to select them. You can do that by clicking on the “Select” button on the right or by using the “Select All” / “Select None” toggle button.

The plugin is a bit slow and wonky and doesn’t always register clicks, so have some patience with it. 

However, it’s pretty good at its job of downloading images from Pinterest, so it should be enough for most users. 

website Image Downloader Tutorial (Android)

By far the best and most usable image downloader app for Android. It detects most images on a board, but they will be relatively blurry with a small resolution.

How to use:

First, install and open the app. From within the menu, tap on “HTTP URL”.

In the text field, copy and paste the URL of the Pinterest board you want to download.

NOTE: On the Pinterest app, you can find the URL of any board by clicking on the board, pressing the icon with the three dots “…”, and tapping “Share board”. Out of the list of options, press the “Copy Link” bubble.

Once you’ve found the link, press “Ok” and wait for the app to load up all the images from that Pinterest board.

NOTE: Pinterest usually stores photos in multiple resolutions, some in low definition and others in high definition. 

If you want to download the high resolution version of the images, tap on the “Filter” icon in the top right and use the sorting filters so the images are reordered from high to low resolution.

The images should now be loaded from highest to lowest resolution.

Now, select all of the images you want to download. After doing so, press the blue download icon.

In this pop-up, all you have to do is select the folder where you want your images to be stored. In this case, we used the “Pins” folder.

You can then find the images by going to the “Files” or “My Files” app (depending on what Android device you have) and opening the Download folder.

You can also find these images in your Gallery or Photos app.

ImageDrain Tutorial (iOS app)

There are surprisingly few iOS apps for bulk downloading images, and most of them aren’t very good. 

Out of the ones we tested, ImageDrain consistently performed the best, however it’s still the worst bulk downloading tools from all the ones mentioned here.

The biggest problem is that it detects very few images, and they will be blurry and in low resolution.

With that being said, if you still want to try it, download ImageDrain from the App Store.

This app is actually an extension to the Safari browser.

To download images with Image Drain, you must first copy the link to the Pinterest board and open it in Safari.

Note: On the Pinterest app, you can find the URL of any board by clicking on the board, pressing the icon with the three dots “…”, and tapping “Share board”. Out of the list of options, press the “Copy Link” bubble.

Once you’ve copied the link, paste it into the Safari address bar.

Next, press the “Share” button and click on ImageDrain.

You will then be presented with an image gallery. Choose what images you want to save and then download them to your device.

Your images should now be saved and you can view them in your gallery.

Paul Bonea
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