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Best Instagram Downloader 2019

DownloadGram vs 4K Stogram: Which Insta downloader is better?

Photos and videos are essential elements in SEO these days. Optimized files with the appropriate tags can act as strong positive signals for search engines. This is good to know, especially since my Chinese clients are crazy about visual content. They bring their cameras everywhere! Now, what to do if my client has posted that great picture or video on Instagram using his mobile, and I want to reuse it for publication on their website? Simple, download the image from Instagram. Is it really that easy?

Doing some quick research tells me there are far fewer Instagram downloaders for images and videos than there are for example for YouTube, and the quality varies enormously. I had to conduct some serious research and testing before rounding up the very best. One is desktop software, called 4K Stogram. The other, DownloadGram, is web-based. Both will help you grab the clips you want quickly and easily. So from these two, what is the best Instagram downloader for me?

Note that I have not included some widely used Insta downloaders in my post: WinX YouTube Downloader, Free Instagram Download, Dinsta and Instagram Video Downloader. To me, these websites come with too many ads and that doesn't feel safe to me.

Warning: Make sure you get permission from the account holder before downloading images and videos from Instagram. In this post, I use (with permission) the Instagram account of my client SYIL.

DownloadGram review

In my opinion, DownloadGram is a great free Instagram picture downloader. DownloadGram is a web-based Instagram video and photo downloader, which means you can use it on any device with a browser. It looks pretty good too, with very minimal ads.

As my clips shows, Downloadgram is the easiest, most straightforward way to download any pic from Instagram.

  1. First, find the picture you’d like to download on Instagram in your browser.
  2. Click on the time-elapsed counter in the upper-right corner (where it says when the picture was shared) to open the picture in a new tab.
  3. Copy the picture’s URL and got to DownloadGram’s website.
  4. Paste in the URL and hit “Download” – job done.

What I like about this Instagram downloader is that it works anywhere I have a browser. Unfortunately this Insta downloader is less convenient when you need to download multiple images or videos in bulk.

4K Stogram review

4K Stogram is a computer program that automatically downloads entire Instagram profiles and saves them on your hard drive for offline access to photos and videos. More than just an incredibly easy way to save backups of your Instagram profile and others, having offline access to several Instagram accounts means you can browse your favorite photos whenever you want.

Just type it in, tap [Enter], and a list of photos and videos will be displayed and downloaded without any further input from you. 4K Stogram will keep going until it’s grabbed everything matching your search term, or you click the ‘Stop update’ button on the top right.

You can link 4K Stogram directly to your own Instagram account so it automatically downloads all the images you post.

4K Stogram also lets you download photos and videos from private accounts, but you do need to log in to your own account and verify you’re following the private account you want access to. You can’t just download any private account’s photos without pre-approval, but that shouldn’t be a surprise.

4K Stogram is a free tool. However, at a really fair price, you can upgrade to the paid version (4K Stogram license) which lets you follow multiple accounts. It is very easy to install the 4K Stogram license key. For me in my daily work, that is by far the most efficient working method.

4K Stogram is a truly remarkable tool – the best Instagram picture downloader (and to download Instagram videos) by miles.


DownloadGram is a perfect Insta downloader tool when you are on the go, as it is web-based. For me, as a Digital Marketing expert, when at my office I prefer the the paid version of 4K Stogram to download Instagram videos and pictures.

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