Saturday, April 11, 2009

Facebook - getting your photos

Most sites tip toe around data lock. They wanna own you, but they try to be nice about it.

Google is different. Not perfect, but they really have a data liberation front.

Facebook is different too. They don't pretend to be nice. They'd take their users' ovaries if they could get 'em.

I was struck by that when I decided I'd try to download a photo I'd put on FB. Right. No export option.

There's a way to do it though. - Photo Download is a free OS X and Win app for retrieving images from Facebook.

So Facebook could be even nastier than they are. Still, they're bad.

Update: When you retrieve your images this way you still lose the image metadata, such as date and location.

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