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If you’ve purchased the Memory Maker during your trip to Walt Disney World then you’ll have an extensive range of PhotoPass photos to download from your trip.
However, downloading these photos can be somewhat confusing. Especially if you don’t want to download them one by one. Luckily, I found a solution to allow you to download all your PhotoPass photos at once completely for free.
I would only recommend following this guide when using a laptop or computer since you’ll be downloading a large number of high-resolution files at one time.
1. View Your Photos Online
Start by heading to the ‘My Photos‘ area of the My Disney Experience on the Disney World website. From there you’ll want to go ahead and click on the blue ‘View Media’ button.
This will then show you all of your PhotoPass photos in a grid-style format. You can go ahead and use the filters at the top of the page to view photos taken at a specific location.
Alternatively, you can sort the photos by newest to oldest or oldest to newest to help you find a specific photo if required.
2. Hover Over A Photo
To begin selecting the photos you’d like to download simply hover over any of your photos.
When you do this a bar will pop-up at the bottom of the photo showing you the date and the location in which the photo was taken.
However, in the top right corner of the photo, you should be able to see a small grey check box. Click on the checkbox in order to select the photo.
Note that if you select the photo rather than the grey check box you’ll be redirected to that photo page with information about that photo and the ability to order prints of that specific photo.
In that case, you’ll want to click the Back to Gallery button with the cross in the top right-hand corner to return back to the grid view.
3. Select All Visible Media
Once you’ve selected a single photo using the check box you’ll note that the check box turns green and a bar pops up at the top showing you which photos you’ve selected. Just below that bar, you’ll notice a small checkbox that says ‘Select all visible media’.
This is going to do exactly as it says and select all visible media. You, therefore, want to ensure that you’ve scrolled right down the page to the first photo you had taken on the Disney PhotoPass is shown.
You’ll notice that once you’ve selected all the visible media your bar at the top will fill with all the photos you’ve selected.
4. Download All Your Photos From Disney’s PhotoPass
Once you’re happy that you’ve selected all the visible media, and all the photos on your Disney PhotoPass you can go ahead and click the large blue download button in the bar at the top of the page.
This will then start the download process. Depending on the number of photos and videos you have as well as your internet speed, this process could take anything up to 30 minutes.
The photos will be downloaded into a zip folder or multiple zip folders which you will then need to unzip.
If you find that you’re getting an error, it’s likely due to a pop-up blocker preventing the Disney World website from downloading.
Ensure that you change the preferences on your web browser to allow pop-ups from the Disney World website and repeat the process to allow the download to begin.
5. Unzip The Folders
Once the downloads are complete you’ll find the zipped folders in the download section of your computer – alternatively where you specify internet downloads to be held within your computer/laptop.
You’re now going to want to unzip each folder to reveal its contents.
The majority of computers have built-in unzipping software. The contents have only been zipped to condense the file size without reducing the quality to make the download process quicker and easier.
During my downloading / unzipping process I found no correlation between the contents of the folder.
Therefore if you want your photos to be organised during the download process I’d suggest filtering the visible photos by the park for example and downloading each set of park photos separately.
6. View Your Photos & Sort Them Within Your Computers / Laptops Hard Drive
Once you’ve unzipped the folders you’ll get a new folder in which you’ll be able to view the interior contents.
In our case, we unzipped all the folders and then went into each open folder and dragged and dropped the photos into one main folder which we then went on to sort and re-name.