You can email them to yourself from PixPlace - I haven't found a quick way to download in a batch - you can compose a message with 5 pix at once though.
When the message comes in, it will direct you back to the Verizon site, but it will also attach the full size pix to the email, so you can save and download. It does 5 pix at a time.
Personally I just go to www.vzwpix.com.
Scroll over messaging
Scroll over picture&video messaging
Select manage your photo albums
Look for the picture you want to download to your computer
Scroll your mouse onto the picture itself
Right click on the picture and select "save Image As"
Save to desired folder/place on your computer
I tried the save as option you suggested; however, when I open the photo it is just a small photo in the middle of the page. The pixels are also really messed up. Any suggestions?