How to Change Picture Size On Instagram

I have been getting e-mails and also messages from several people recently asking how I resize my photos for Instagram, maintaining the make-up, and also putting my logo on them. I figured that it would be much easier to merely create right here the process that I experience to do it, instead of keep duplicating the very same info numerous times - How To Change Picture Size On Instagram.

The first thing that you have to comprehend is that Instagram forces you to post your images in a square style, sized at 650px by 650px. The 2nd point that you need to comprehend is that you need to export the images at the proper dimension and resolution if you want to maintain the images looking sharp and of premium quality. That suggests that they should be exported at 650px on the long side.

For my process, I use Lightroom, Photoshop, DropBox, as well as Instagram to handle all of the prep work and also posting. I've tried a few various other ways to post my photos on Instagram, however the following process has actually provided me the best and most regular results.

If you do not want to experience the process that I adhere to below, and also just want to post images without IG cropping your photos, there are apps that you could install on your smartphone like Squaready and InstaSize. I don't utilize either of those apps myself.

How To Change Picture Size On Instagram

Step One - Lightroom

The first thing that I do is process my photos generally, as well as prepare them for exactly how I print them, or post them to my site. You could evaluate that procedure in previous posts in this exact same post-processing section. I will not repeat every one of that right here.

Once you have finished with all of your post-processing of the images, then you can start choosing the photos that you want to prepare for posting to Instagram.

In the Library component, pick all the pictures that you want to post to Instagram, and produce a new collection of them. You could call it anything that you like, yet I suggest that you make use of "IG" in the name, either at the start or completion, so that you remember just what it is for.

As soon as you have actually picked them, as well as have developed a brand-new collection, you should go through as well as see if you can chop any one of them to a 1-to-1 ratio. You could use the plant tool for that, and select 1 × 1 as the proportion.

The ones that can be exported as 1 × 1 in proportion, can be refined exclusively in Lightroom, as well as could use your regular watermark (I made use of mine on the instance below). These will be exported at 650px x 650px.

The ones that have the ability to be resized as squares are very easy, which is all you need to do for them in resizing. For every one of these, you can leap to Tip 3-- DropBox, as well as skip Action Two-- PhotoShop.

For the pictures that do not look great in a 1-to-1 ratio, you will certainly end up exporting these at 650px on the lengthy edge, however with no watermark on them. See the setups listed below. I suggest that you export these right into a dedicated folder. Once they are exported, you will certainly proceed to Tip 2-- PhotoShop.

Step Two-- Photoshop

The entire factor of this action is to place your picture on a 650px by 650px background, as well as to add your watermark to the bottom of the square. Doing it manually is a tedious procedure if you attempt to do it manually, so I recommend that you perform a batch process and also make use of an action to automate the process, which will make it basic to repeat over and over.

If you do not know ways to create Activities in PhotoShop, you will certainly have to assess that first. When you understand the process then the complying with instructions will make good sense to you.

Your activity will should do the adhering to points in this order:

- Open your image from your import folder as well as lots it to a layer. By default, it is loaded as a history. I duplicate the background to a brand-new layer, and also name it "cars and truck", leaving the opacity at 100%.
- After that it needs to open Image > Canvas Size as well as set the elevation to 650px.
- Create a new layer, and tag it "black".
- Load the "black" layer with the black shade making use of the paint container device.
- Usage File > Open to open your watermark logo design that you intend to position below the picture. Place it on a new layer and also name it "logo".
- Relocate the "logo" layer below the cars and truck layer.
- Move the "black" layer below the "logo" layer.
- Close the watermark that you previously opened.
- Conserve the finished 650px by 650px picture to a brand-new folder somewhere on your hard drive (you will certainly have to have currently developed this folder before developing the activity).
- Shut the documents in Photoshop.

When you have the action, you can open up PhotoShop at anytime, and run the Data > Automate > Set Refine command, and also pick the folder where you have actually saved the pictures that were not already at a 1-to-1 ratio.

Tip Three-- DropBox

Once you have exported every one of your photos, you should obtain them approximately Instagram There are programs that permit you to publish from your PC to Instagram, yet I discovered that I had problems getting the hashtags to function effectively when I utilized them, and I needed to begin a brand-new account to deal with the hashtag concern. The repair was to just continuously utilize my smartphone as well as utilize the Instagram app to submit the images, however to do that I had to have the images where my phone could access them. The most convenient means was to utilize DropBox to get the pictures where my Instagram app could access them.

Most likely to and also sign up for it. Download the app to your phone as well as login to it. Use the internet site to publish your photos to your online storage. I recommend that you utilize folders to organize your photos. In my situation, I have a "Photos" folder, as well as inside it, I have an "Instagram Photos" folder. Inside that folder, I produce folders as I require them, in order to divide the pictures right into smaller sized, simpler to see, areas.

Once you have actually submitted a set of photos into DropBox, you are ready for the next action, and that is to get your smartphone and also open up the Instagram app.

Tip 4-- Instagram

Now, you should currently have the Instagram and DropBox applications on your mobile phone, as well as you are ready to publish one of your photos on Instagram.

Open up the app, as well as click heaven button in the middle of the symbols below the screen. The take photo screen will certainly fill, as well as in the lower left-hand edge, you will certainly see a symbol that resembles a "landscape/mountain" icon (just to the left of the "take a photo" switch). Click it, as well as it should prompt you to "Pick a Resource" for your picture, and also the DropBox symbol should be displayed as one of the selectable resources. Click it and also you will see your DropBox folders and also data provided in a file internet browser. Navigate to the picture that you submitted that you intend to post to Instagram and also choose it.

From there, you publish it to Instagram much like you would certainly other picture that you just took.

Step Five-- DropBox

This last step is not called for, however highly suggested. In order not to lose track of exactly what you have uploaded currently, you need to return right into DropBox as well as erase the photo( s) that you have currently published. This will certainly make it simpler in the long run to not publish the exact same photos multiple times.


That's it, my whole process to preparing my pictures for Instagram. It's not complicated, however adhering to these guidelines will certainly make certain that you are uploading photos in the very best high quality that Instagram could support.