Gone are the days when you had to use various Photoshop filters to make your photos look uber-cool , there is Instagram for that now. Instagram (if you haven’t heard of it) is one of the most widely celebrated photo sharing web service that supports both iOS and Android devices. This gorgeous app allows people to apply numerous effects on their pictures and share them with the Instagram user community as well as with public. And with its recent $1 billion acquisition by social network giant Facebook has made the service even more mainstream and widely popular. If you’re an avid Instagram user, then you must know that when using the mobile app, the images get uploaded to the Instagram server and you can view them on your PC by using its web portal or applications like previously reviewed Instagrille. However, the web app doesn’t allow you to download all the pictures saved in your account. If you want to create a backup of all the images saved in your Instagram account, Instarchive might be what you’re looking for. It’s also a web app and allows you to connect your Instagram account with the service, and it will enable you to download all your photos as a ZIP file. More on the Instarchive after a short break.
When you head over to Instarchive webpage, click Connect to Instagram button. To download the images, first you will have to sign in to the service with your Instagram account and password. Input your Username and Password, and click Login to get started.
Once signed in, you need to Authorize Instarchive to access your Instagram photos. Simply click the Authorize button at the bottom right.
When the sign in process is finished, you will be able to view all your Instagram photo thumbnails. Next up, click Download As A Zip File to begin the download process.
Other than that, there isn’t much else that the web app has to offer. It’s just a quick and painless way to back up all of your Instagram photos onto your computer or even a mobile device (provided it supports downloading and accessing ZIP files, of course). We tested the web app on Mozilla Firefox and Windows 7.