How to bulk download all the pictures from Shutterfly?

Shutterfly is an online photo service that lets you upload unlimited photos at no cost. So, suppose all your pictures on Shutterfly are the only original photos you have, there’s no copy, or what if you accidentally removed all those photos from your computer and would like to download them back from Shutterfly? What do you do now? Shutterfly offers very limited capabilities to download photos; you can cross post your photos to Blogger and Facebook and you can download photos one by one, but bulk download is not supported. It will be very tedious if you go on downloading each and every photos, one by one.  So to ease your task, here are some ways to download all those pictures from your Shutterfly account in bulk.


  • Login to with your Facebook or Google account.
  • Click on Shutterfly and log in to your Shutterfly account to give access to use your account.
  • Do the same with  Google Drive.
  • Now, select Shutterfly as your source to transfer files.
  • Click on Continue and select the albums that you’d like to download.
  • Choose Google Drive as your destination.

  • Click on Start Transfer. Your files will now be transferred to Google Drive. You’ll receive an email when the transfer completes. It won’t take long, it took me about 15 seconds to transfer the sample album to my Google Drive.
  • Download and install Google Drive for PC (if you already haven’t). You can now copy the pictures to other drives or keep it there, on the cloud.


  • Open a free account on Phanfare.
  • From the web interface, select import from other website and choose Shutterfly.
  • Enter your email and password to log in to Shutterfly.
  • All the pictures on your Shutterfly account will be listed on Phanfare.
  • Import all the pictures by selecting the check box at the very top.
  • Now, download and install the phanfare client.
  • Use export feature to get all the photos to your hard drive.

Bulk Image Downloader

Bulk image downloader supports Shutterfly as well. You can try the trial version of the downloader to get your task done.

Pixelpipe seems to be the best way to transfer Shutterfly photos to your computer in bulk. It is extremely fast and completely free. Do you find it useful?

6 Responses

  1. hola January 22, 2013 / 1:35 pm is the best option.
    However, the instructions are out of date because the interface has changed a little bit.

    I was not able to do it using phanfare. No “Import” option anymore.

  2. Mic Bel July 12, 2013 / 3:00 pm

    Yes, the pixelpipe worked well for me . TY! I was also unable to use phanfare as I could not find the import option. I think they removed it!

  3. ron January 18, 2014 / 8:32 am

    pixel pipe shutdown August 2013. bummers

  4. Fred Harder January 10, 2017 / 3:15 pm

    Autohotkey or any other macro recorder works great as well. Effectively all you have to do is click the download button on the photo and then click next photo and repeat that process. I wrote a 10 line autohotkey script, no error checking what so ever but was able to pull about 4000 photos off Shutterfly before I hit a snag.

  5. christelle February 12, 2018 / 3:13 am

    Hi Everyone,
    I am frend and it s a little bit hard to me to follow your instructions…could you please advise me wich software works easily in order to take pictures from shutterfly to a hard disk?
    Thank you very much

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