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I want some addon or software to download facebook albums at one go in Firefox 3.6.17. Previously i was using PhotoJacker but it is not working with Firefox 3.6.17. And most software donot work with the latest version of Firefox.

Why is this.? Any other workaround than downgrading Firefox.?

Thanks.

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Why is this?

Facebook has sent me a Cease & Desist notice (click here to view) stating that PhotoJacker/FacePAD violates Section 3.2 of their Statement of Rights and Responsibilities:

You will not collect users’ content or information, or otherwise access Facebook, using automated means (such as harvesting bots, robots, spiders, or scrapers) without our permission. (Section 3.2)

PhotoJacker/FacePAD, is in some way, a scraper, since it allows the end-user to download photos (that the user can manually download by right-clicking on the photo and pushing saved target/image as…) from Facebook to their computer in an expeditious manner. For the record, scraping is a very loosely defined term, and not all definitions I’ve read make it sound like PhotoJacker/FacePAD is a scraper.

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Regardless, I am currently a full time student, and I really don’t have the time to deal with this problem. Therefore, I have decided to comply with Facebook’s takedown notice. The program has been removed from Mozilla, and therefore, it can no longer be accessed or downloaded.

Source: PhotoJacker - Cease & Desist / Facebook Takedown Notice


Any other workaround?

Well, downgrading is an option if you still have the plugin lying around. Otherwise I don't think that you will find plugins that are still working. I guess facebook contacted all the creators of such plugins to prevent them from beeing available and working.

Another solution could be installing a second firefox (the one with the plugin when it was still working). Assuming you don't have to download whole albums every day or so, this should be manageable.

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You can easily download photos from Facebook using facebook2zip. It suports downloading your own and your friends photo albums as a single zip archive for your convenience.

You can select the photo albums you wish to download and click the download button. You don't necessarily need Firefox to download Facebook photo albums, use it on any browser.

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I'm the original creator of FacePAD/PhotoJacker. I've recently re-released this app as an iPhone app. This app is 100% legit, since it now utilizes Facebook's API, instead of scraping the data without authenticating with Facebook. You can grab the app here: http://download.photojacker.com

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