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The best photo size for Instagram

Instagram is a photo social network, so sharing photos is the most important activity on this page.

To create good looking and attractive photos which you publish is to know which is the best photo size for Instagram.

Best photo size for Instagram

The best size for an Instagram photo

You can find a quick answer to know the good size to edit your photos here, including:

  • 1080px by 1350px with aspect ratio 4:5 for a portrait photo,
  • 1080px by 608px with aspect ratio 1.91:1 for a landscape photo,
  • 1080px by 1080px with aspect ratio 1:1 for a square photo,
  • 1080px by 1920px with aspect ratio 9:16 for a story photo.

Do you need to resize photos to fix these ratios before uploading?

Many people see the basic sizes above are too big for a mobile screen. Yes, they are. But, you do not need to resize any photos unless you want to have your own dimensions.

Instagram will automatically fit the screen of all photos on the phones. The result is that you have nice looks of pictures when you check Instagram photos, this is called a responsive technique.

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Skill to do when your photos do not have the basic aspect ratio of Instagram

You do not worry about these ratios too much. These original aspect ratios of photos are encouraged. But, when you upload a photo bigger than these ratios, it is automatically cropped with the lower fitting size of Instagram.

If your photos have a width between 320 to 1080 pixels, your photo will be kept with an original wide size. It means it has the size of the ratio from 1.91: 1 to 4: 5.

If your photos have the width under 320 pixels, it will be enlarged to 320 pixels. Thus, I do not recommend you to upload to Instagram when your photo is under 320 pixels, which is low quality.

The best photo which is you should follow is 1080px by 1350px with aspect ratio 4:5 for a portrait photo, which is great quality for mobile views. Also, people often check their phones with a portrait style. Thus, keeping in mind is aspect ratio 4:5 for most of the photos.

How can I keep the original of my photo for Instagram?

In some circumstances, you may keep your original photos which will come to your Instagram account. This can be done with a few steps below.

  1. Log in your Instagram account,
  2. Click on the “+” button to upload a photo, and choose a photo which you like to share,
  3. Click on the crop button on the left bottom corner. The photo will come to the original frame.
  4. Choose the next button to continue step to share your photos as normal.        
Original photo size for instagram
A way to keep the original photo size for instagram.

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