How to Download Images from Pinterest

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Pinterest is the perfect app for ideas and inspiration. Through images and videos, one can find all kinds of creativity, covering just about every topic you can think of.

Pinning ideas to your boards or following another "Pinner" gives you quick access to your interests when using your online account. But what if you want to access the content offline?


Fortunately, Pinterest has prepared for this eventuality. You can download images directly from Pinterest to your computer or smartphone. Currently, Pinterest does not support video, story, or carousel pin uploads. Read on to find out how to save images to your device.


How to Download Images from Pinterest to an iPhone

You can upload Pinterest images using the "Upload Image" option. Here's how to do it with your iPhone:

  1. Launch Pinterest and find the image you want to upload.
  2. Select the image, then tap the three-dot menu icon in the top right corner.
  3. To save the image to your iPhone, choose "Download Image" from the pop-up menu.
  4. Pinterest will now request permission to save the image to your gallery. Tap "Allow".
  5. Once the pin is uploaded, a confirmation message will appear at the bottom of your screen.

How to Download Images from Pinterest on Android

The steps to download Pinterest images on your Android device are very similar to those on the iPhone:

  1. Log into your Pinterest account.
  2. Find and select the image you want to save.
  3. At the top right, tap the three-dot menu icon.
  4. Choose "Upload Image".
  5. Select "Allow" to grant Pinterest access to save the image to your phone's gallery.
  6. Once the image is uploaded, you will see a confirmation message at the bottom of the screen.

How to Download Images from Pinterest to an iPad

Pinterest images can be downloaded using the "Upload Image" option. Here's how via your iPad:



  1. Launch Pinterest and find the image you want to upload.
  2. Select the image, then in the upper right corner, tap the three-dot icon.
  3. To save the image to your iPad, choose "Download Image" from the pop-up window.
  4. Pinterest will need your permission to save the image to your gallery. Tap "Allow".
  5. After the pins have been downloaded, a confirmation message will appear at the bottom of the screen.

How to Download Images from Pinterest on a Mac

Follow these steps to upload images using your Pinterest account on Mac:


  1. Log into your Pinterest account.
  2. Find the image you want to save, then right-click on it. Or click the three-dot icon next to it.
  3. Choose "Upload Image".
  4. Select the folder in which you want to save it, then click "Save".

How to Download Images from Pinterest on Windows

To upload an image from your Pinterest account using Windows, follow these steps:

  1. Go to your Pinterest account.
  2. Find the image you want to download, then right-click it or select the three-dot icon next to it.
  3. In the context menu, select "Download image".
  4. Choose the path of the folder where you want to save the image, then click "Save".

Additional FAQs

Can you download all images from a Pinterest board?

Using your computer, you can upload multiple images from Pinterest boards. However, you will need to install the Chrome Extension Image Downloader first and follow these steps:


Notes: Pinterest images are copyrighted and may not be published elsewhere.

1. Open the Pinterest app, then find the board containing the images you want to save.

2. In the Chrome extension bar, click on the "Image Downloader" icon.

3. Now you can either select multiple images to download or choose "Select All" to download them all.

4. Click "Download" and then "Yes" to confirm.

Downloading your pinned interests

Pinterest lets you create virtual scrapboards by collecting images and videos on various topics. When you access your online account, there is no need to search for the images you like repeatedly. You will have direct access to it via your board(s) and those you follow.

Pinterest lets you save individual images to your device for personal offline use. You can also save all images in a board to your computer by installing the "Image Downloader" Chrome extension.

Did you create a board that got a lot of attention? Tell us about it in the comments section below.

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