Photo Resizer for Instagram

I have been getting e-mails and also messages from several people lately asking exactly how I resize my pictures for Instagram, keeping the structure, and positioning my logo design on them. I figured that it would certainly be much easier to merely write right here the procedure that I undergo to do it, rather than maintain repeating the exact same info numerous times - Photo Resizer for Instagram.

The first thing that you need to comprehend is that Instagram pressures you to publish your images in a square layout, sized at 650px by 650px. The second point that you should comprehend is that you should export the pictures at the correct dimension as well as resolution if you desire to maintain the photos festinating as well as of premium quality. That means that they need to be exported at 650px on the long side.

For my workflow, I use Lightroom, Photoshop, DropBox, and Instagram to take care of every one of the prep work and posting. I've attempted a number of various other means to publish my images on Instagram, but the following process has offered me the most effective and also most consistent results.

If you don't intend to experience the procedure that I comply with below, as well as simply want to post pictures without IG cropping your images, there are apps that you could set up on your mobile phone like Squaready as well as InstaSize. I don't use either of those apps myself.

Photo Resizer for Instagram

Step One - Lightroom

The first thing that I do is procedure my pictures usually, and prepare them for how I publish them, or post them to my site. You can assess that procedure in previous messages in this exact same post-processing section. I will not repeat all of that below.

Once you have finished with all of your post-processing of the photos, after that you can start choosing the pictures that you want to get ready for publishing to Instagram.

In the Library module, choose all of the pictures that you wish to publish to Instagram, and develop a brand-new collection of them. You could call it anything that you like, but I suggest that you make use of "IG" in the name, either at the start or the end, to ensure that you remember just what it is for.

When you have selected them, and also have actually developed a new collection, you have to undergo and see if you could chop any one of them to a 1-to-1 ratio. You can make use of the crop tool for that, as well as select 1 × 1 as the proportion.

The ones that can be exported as 1 × 1 in proportion, can be processed solely in Lightroom, and could use your normal watermark (I made use of mine on the example below). These will certainly be exported at 650px x 650px.

The ones that have the ability to be resized as squares are very easy, and that is all you have to do for them in resizing. For every one of these, you can jump down to Tip Three-- DropBox, and miss Action 2-- PhotoShop.

For the images that do not look great in a 1-to-1 proportion, you will certainly wind up exporting these at 650px on the lengthy side, however without any watermark on them. See the setups below. I recommend that you export these right into a specialized folder. Once they are exported, you will continue to Step 2-- PhotoShop.

Step 2-- Photoshop

The whole factor of this action is to position your image on a 650px by 650px history, as well as to include your watermark to the bottom of the square. Doing it by hand is a laborious procedure if you aim to do it manually, so I recommend that you implement a batch process as well as utilize an action to automate the procedure, which will make it easy to repeat over and over.

If you aren't sure how to develop Activities in PhotoShop, you will have to examine that initially. When you comprehend the procedure then the following guidelines will make sense to you.

Your action will need to do the complying with points in this order:

- Open your photo from your import folder as well as lots it to a layer. By default, it is filled as a background. I duplicate the history to a brand-new layer, and name it "vehicle", leaving the opacity at 100%.
- Then it has to open up Image > Canvas Size and also established the height to 650px.
- Create a brand-new layer, and also tag it "black".
- Fill up the "black" layer with the black color making use of the paint bucket tool.
- Use File > Open to open your watermark logo design that you wish to put at the end of the photo. Place it on a new layer and name it "logo".
- Move the "logo" layer listed below the automobile layer.
- Relocate the "black" layer listed below the "logo" layer.
- Close the watermark that you previously opened.
- Save the completed 650px by 650px picture to a brand-new folder someplace on your disk drive (you will need to have actually already created this folder prior to developing the action).
- Close the file in Photoshop.

When you have the activity, you could open PhotoShop at anytime, as well as run the Documents > Automate > Batch Process command, and also choose the folder where you have actually kept the pictures that were not currently at a 1-to-1 ratio.

Step 3-- DropBox

As soon as you have actually exported all of your images, you should obtain them as much as Instagram There are programs that permit you to upload from your PC to Instagram, yet I found that I had problems obtaining the hashtags to function properly when I used them, as well as I needed to start a brand-new account to repair the hashtag issue. The fix was to simply remain to utilize my mobile phone and use the Instagram application to post the images, but to do that I had to have the photos where my phone might access them. The simplest method was to make use of DropBox to get the pictures where my Instagram app could access them.

Go to and register for it. Download the app to your phone as well as login to it. Make use of the web site to upload your pictures to your on the internet storage. I suggest that you utilize folders to arrange your photos. In my situation, I have a "Photos" folder, and also inside it, I have an "Instagram Photos" folder. Inside that folder, I develop folders as I require them, in order to divide the photos right into smaller, simpler to view, sections.

As soon as you have published a collection of pictures into DropBox, you are ready for the next action, and that is to grab your smartphone as well as open up the Instagram application.

Tip Four-- Instagram

Now, you need to currently have the Instagram and DropBox apps on your smart device, and you are ready to publish among your images on Instagram.

Open the application, and click the blue button in the middle of the symbols at the bottom of the display. The take picture screen will pack, and also in the reduced left-hand corner, you will certainly see a symbol that looks like a "landscape/mountain" icon (simply to the left of the "take a photo" switch). Click on it, as well as it ought to motivate you to "Select a Resource" for your image, and also the DropBox icon must be presented as one of the selectable sources. Click it and also you will see your DropBox folders and documents noted in a documents browser. Navigate to the photo that you uploaded that you wish to publish to Instagram and select it.

From there, you upload it to Instagram just like you would certainly other photo that you simply took.

Tip 5-- DropBox

This last action is not called for, but extremely recommended. In order not to misplace exactly what you have submitted already, you should return right into DropBox and remove the picture( s) that you have currently posted. This will certainly make it easier in the long run to not publish the very same images several times.


That's it, my entire procedure to preparing my photos for Instagram. It's not complicated, yet adhering to these instructions will certainly make sure that you are publishing images in the best top quality that Instagram can support.