While Shutterfly is an affordable option for ordering photo prints, up until recently there wasn’t a way to export your photos to your computer, or anywhere else for that matter. Getting those photos back out of Shutterfly was a pretty painful experience that just didn’t work very well. The latest update out of Shutterfly changes all of that.
Shutterfly launched a completely revamped and much more user-friendly interface that makes it easier to share your photos with others, to create new albums, and more importantly, it makes it much easier to download your photos.
How to Mass Download All of Your Shutterfly Photos
Once you have access to the revamped Shutterfly interface, you can view all your photos by going to the Shutterfly website and navigating to My Photos. Once there, you can view your entire library of photos, or you can view specific albums you’ve created.
Your entire library is divided by date, so each month and each specific date has a button next to it with a checkmark and the number of photos in that collection.
- If you want to download your entire library, click each of those buttons to select all the images associated with each month. You can also be more selective, choosing to download images from a specific date or even just click the images themselves you want to download.
- Once you’ve made your selection, in the menu that appeared at the top, click the Download button.
- You’ll see a message letting you know that you’ll receive an email when your images are ready for download.
- That email will contain a link to a zip file that allows you to download all the images you selected with one click.
If you don’t have access to the new Shutterfly just yet, you can use the Chrome extension Shutterfly Exporter, but will have to create a Shutterfly Share Site first in order for the extension to work. It also is not the most user friendly method for bulk downloads as you have to manually click save on each dialog box that opens up when downloading your photos.
Shutterfly used to have an Archive DVD option to purchase with up to 1,000 of your images saved on it, but the service was discontinued a while back. With Shutterfly’s new download options, the site can finally be considered a serious contender among the many popular photo storage sites out there.