With the rising success of our app Collector, there are many of you now taking photos out and about and adding them as attachments to your data in ArcGIS Online. Once you’ve collected all your data, you may want to collate all the attachments together to be able to use them within another system. Rather than clicking on each feature and saving the attachment locally you can use this method which takes all the attachments from a feature service and exports them into a folder.
1. Go to the item details page of your feature service
2. Take a local copy of the data by clicking Export > Export to FGDB
3. Then use this python script to copy all the attachments out to a folder