Download Bing images (once you’ve connected to Facebook)

By Kip Kniskern | Posted October 8, 2012 20 comments

A few days ago we shared a tip about a new feature of the Bing home page, the ability to download those iconic images.  Well, the feature just showed up here, and it works as expected, with a twist:  If you’ve already associated your Facebook profile with Bing, you’ll get straight to the download dialog, but if not, you’ll have to connect to Facebook first.  Here’s what that experience looks like:

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We just happened to notice the Facebook angle because we were temporarily signed out of Facebook, and our tipster the other day probably was, too.  One other tidbit: you don’t appear to be able to download any of the previous images, only today’s.  Once you do download or open the image, it is watermarked with a Bing logo in the lower right, as you can see:

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No word of the new feature as of yet on the Bing Search blog, so maybe we’re just part of a test, too.  Are you seeing the new download feature?  Is the ability to collect cool images enough to get you to connect Bing to Facebook?  Or are you already connected?

Posted October 8th, 2012 at 11:03 pm
Category: Bing, Featured
Tags: Bing, Facebook, Home Page
  • http://www.andrewtechhelp.com/ Andrew Tech Help

    In the new Windows 8 Bing app, you can also save the images from there too, as well as set it as your Lock Screen.

    • http://www.LiveSide.net Kip Kniskern – LiveSide.net

      Nice!, but still waiting for app updates here :(

      • http://www.andrewtechhelp.com/ Andrew Tech Help

        tried going to Settings Charm, App Updates & Check for Updates? That’s what worked for me.

  • http://www.andrewtechhelp.com/ Andrew Tech Help

    In the new Windows 8 Bing app, you can also save the images from there too, as well as set it as your Lock Screen.

    • http://www.LiveSide.net Kip Kniskern – LiveSide.net

      Nice!, but still waiting for app updates here :(

      • http://www.andrewtechhelp.com/ Andrew Tech Help

        tried going to Settings Charm, App Updates & Check for Updates? That’s what worked for me.

  • Dingold

    I don’t see the button, but you can also take the image URL, which looks something like this: http://www.bing.com/az/hprichbg?p=rb%2fIceWineHarvest_EN-US9355617806_1366x768.jpg and replace “1366×768″ with “1920×1200.” Not as easy as clicking a button, but it works for me.

  • Dingold

    I don’t see the button, but you can also take the image URL, which looks something like this: http://www.bing.com/az/hprichbg?p=rb%2fIceWineHarvest_EN-US9355617806_1366x768.jpg and replace “1366×768″ with “1920×1200.” Not as easy as clicking a button, but it works for me.

  • Gnomb

    What resulution is used for the downloaded images? If you just want do get the BingImages take a look here: http://www.istartedsomething.com/bingimages/

    • http://www.LiveSide.net Kip Kniskern – LiveSide.net

      Images are .jpg, 1920×1200 24bit @ 96dpi

  • Gnomb

    What resulution is used for the downloaded images? If you just want do get the BingImages take a look here: http://www.istartedsomething.com/bingimages/

    • http://www.LiveSide.net Kip Kniskern – LiveSide.net

      Images are .jpg, 1920×1200 24bit @ 96dpi

  • Mario Albertico

    I’ve been connected to Facebook and still haven’t seen the Download button :(

  • Mario Albertico

    I’ve been connected to Facebook and still haven’t seen the Download button :(

  • http://www.facebook.com/robinvanveghel Robin van Veghel

    Me neither, no button here :(

  • http://www.facebook.com/robinvanveghel Robin van Veghel

    Me neither, no button here :(

  • BG

    got nuthin

  • brinke guthrie

    got nuthin

  • thenonhacker

    Connected to FB, No Download Button yet.

  • http://twitter.com/thenonhacker thenonhacker

    Connected to FB, No Download Button yet.