Instagram is one of the most popular social media platforms available, it allows you to chat with friends, view other users content, and of course, upload your own. Although almost all content on Instagram is easily viewable, profile pictures remain locked in tiny thumbnails, so this guide will show you how to view and download any profile picture from Instagram in full size.
Although you probably won’t need to download profile pictures from Instagram all too often, it is good to know how to do so if required. So below you will find three different ways to do so, all of which use free, easy to use online tools.
This is one of the easiest and quickest ways to download Instagram profile pictures in their original size. To begin, visit the Wizblogger website using the link above, then type the name of the user would like to download the profile picture for into the box. Once you press enter, the page will load for a few short moments, then show the profile picture for the user you searched. Now all you have to do is right-click on the image and select Save As.
Note: There is also a tool above that allows you to download Instagram Stories. Simply select it from the top options and follow the steps shown.
If you don't like the first option, you can use another tool called GamPhotos, which works in the exact same way. To begin, visit the GramPhotos website and enter the name of the user you wish to search, then click Submit. This will load that users profile picture in its full Instagram resolution, now all you have to do is right-click and select Save As, to save the file to your device. Note: You can also use the options Most Viewed and Recently Viewed to view the most downloaded profile pictures from Instagram users. (the list is quite surprising)
The third option on this list is SocialDawn, which again works in a very similar way to the first two options on the list. Simply visit the website, enter the following: www.instagram.com/username/ (username being the username of the person whose picture you wish to download) then press Enter. As soon as you press Enter, the tool will find the profile picture for you to download. For the final step click Download or right-click on the image and select Save As.
Note: If you wish to download the file to a mobile device, you can click Download on Mobile to get a mobile scan code (QR code)
Although these three options are almost identical, I find WizBlogger to be the quickest and easiest to use, it also seems to have the best overall image quality of the three, however, overall quality comes from the original file and crop that was first used for the first Instagram upload. If a poor quality photo was used as a profile picture, you are going to get a poor quality result from all the tools listed.