How to download LinkedIn profile pictures in 5 steps

Jason Gong
LAST UPDATED
June 6, 2024
TL;DR

Right-click the image, then save it to your device.

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If you're downloading LinkedIn profile pictures, you might love Bardeen's LinkedIn Data Scraper. It scrapes LinkedIn profiles, including high-resolution photos, to save you time.

LinkedIn is extremely popular, for good reasons. It’s one of the most accessible methods for networking and growing business. One’s LinkedIn profile photo is crucial in making a lasting impression and standing out from the crowd to new business partners and potential employers.

While most features such as building LinkedIn connections are intuitive and easy to find, LinkedIn photo download is more complicated than it needs to be. Users traditionally download LinkedIn profile photos when: 

  • They uploaded a professional profile picture on their own LinkedIn and plan to re-use it
  • They want other users’ full-sized LinkedIn profile pictures
  • They’re prospecting, scraping LinkedIn profile data, and need to add high-resolution photos

Downloading LinkedIn images from profile pages (whether it's your own or someone else's) is straightforward and doesn’t require a dedicated LinkedIn profile picture downloader. Here are several avenues you can take:

  • The simplest solution is one right-click away. You just have to view a profile page (anywhere but in the mobile app). Details below.
  • For a full-sized version of the profile image, you’d need to use developer tools. But don’t worry, we included step-by-step guidance below.

Remember to always consider privacy and ethical implications. LinkedIn users can choose if profile pictures are visible to the public, connections, or only specific people. But you might still want to avoid re-using edited versions or keeping photo filters if reposting on other social media platforms.

How to download your own LinkedIn profile picture

If you're only looking to download a personal LinkedIn profile photo, you’re in luck - it’s dead simple. Let’s break it down into steps:

  1. Navigate to your LinkedIn profile by clicking on your profile image or name from the LinkedIn account or LinkedIn homepage. Or open the “Me” dropdown from the right of the header menu.
  2. Once on your profile, hover over your profile photo and look for an option to edit or view your photo. Click on your profile picture if nothing happens on hover.
  3. Right-click on the opened photo and select 'Save image as' to download it directly to your device.
  4. Finally, choose the desired format (usually .jpg or .png) and save.

Now you can edit or re-use that professional profile picture that had great success on LinkedIn.

What about downloading other’s LinkedIn images?

There’s nothing wrong with closely examining someone else’s LinkedIn profile picture when attempting to improve yours. Or maybe it helps to put a face to a name whenever you’re applying for a job post.

And maybe our plug-and-play solution to automatically draft email applications from a LinkedIn post is the missing piece of the puzzle. Give it a try:

Downloading another’s LinkedIn photo is just as easy, all you have to do is right below. There are 2 ways you can go about it - the first is surprisingly obvious!

Take a (low-quality) screenshot

Remember the days when taking screenshots of anything was the norm? It still works! It might not output the highest quality, but you can crop out pictures from any LinkedIn account you take a print screen of.

Did you know you can set up automated screenshots for any web page? Use this trick to closely monitor changes on your favorite LinkedIn profiles.

Download the high-quality picture

This second technique stands true whenever you want to download high-resolution LinkedIn images. It can be either your own or someone else's LinkedIn profile photo. The approach is a bit technical and involves using the browser's 'Inspect element' feature.

Here are the steps:

1. In your browser, navigate to the LinkedIn profile with the photo you wish to download. Remember, none of this will work if you’re using the mobile app.

2. Right-click on the profile photo and select 'Inspect' or 'Inspect element' from the context menu. This opens your browser's (Chrome preferred) developer tools. don’t get scared, the next steps aren’t going to be as complicated as it seems.

How to download LinkedIn profile picture - browser inspect

3. In the Elements tab, look for the image source (src) URL. You might need to navigate through the HTML structure displayed to find the original LinkedIn photo URL. It's usually within a <img> tag.

4. Once you find the image URL, copy and paste it into a new browser tab. That will open the sought-after profile picture in full size.

How to download LinkedIn profile picture - review page HTML code

5. Right-click on it and select 'Save image as' to download it to your device.

Note: This method might display the cropped version of the profile photo. The quality of the downloaded photo usually varies. LinkedIn compresses images for web use, so the downloaded photo might not reflect the original's full quality.

For personal photos, it's always best to keep a backup of the original image file used for your LinkedIn profile. To find an original, full-sized image, you may need to look closely at the surrounding HTML or CSS code.

You’re looking for a URL that does not include modifiers such as 'crop' or ‘shrink’. Copy and paste it into a new tab to access the full-sized image.

LinkedIn photo download legal and privacy implications

When downloading LinkedIn profile photos, especially from others, it's essential to consider privacy and ethical implications. Actually, we should always respect the privacy and copyright of photo owners. While LinkedIn is a public platform, you can still face other issues.

Using someone else's photo without permission could infringe on their rights and LinkedIn's terms of service. If you need to use someone else's photo for any reason, it's best to obtain their consent first. It can very well be for a positive cause, so why not give a heads-up and ask for permission?

Automate everything LinkedIn with Bardeen

Downloading a profile picture and almost anything on LinkedIn can be done manually, but how about moving five times faster with such tasks? Imagine the hours you’d save and how you can significantly enhance your LinkedIn experience.

We can help you automate various LinkedIn-related tasks, from data extraction and management, to optimizing your workflow.

Here are some examples of what you can achieve with Bardeen's LinkedIn automations:

1. This playbook enables you to effortlessly copy LinkedIn profile information directly into a Coda document with a simple right-click. It’s ideal for quickly saving and organizing LinkedIn data for networking or recruitment purposes.

2. Automate the process of transferring LinkedIn profile data into a Google Sheets spreadsheet with just a right-click. This is perfect for maintaining a dynamically updated list of contacts or leads.

3. Seamlessly create a new contact in your Affinity CRM directly from a LinkedIn profile. This automation is invaluable for sales and marketing professionals looking to expand their networks efficiently.

Discover the full potential of automating LinkedIn with Bardeen. Download the Chrome extension now and transform your LinkedIn management strategy.

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