We’ve all been there. After taking some high quality photos on the beach or while traveling, we decide to upload them on Instagram, only to be confronted with a mediocre result when noticing the bad quality after uploading it. This is because Instagram is cropping the images and reducing their file size. They do that in order to maintain their servers capacities. Imagine everyone uploading unlimited size of pictures and videos, it would lead to a server breakdown and Instagram would crash.
In this blog post I am going to show you how to export your pictures from Lightroom Mobile to Instagram in High Quality!
Instagram uses some specific guidelines, which you will follow along this tutorial blog post, to ensure your content will be uploaded in high quality.
How To Upload Pictures in High Quality to Instagram
Step 1: Pick a picture to edit on Lightroom Mobile
First of all open the Lightroom application on your phone and choose a picture you would like to export.
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Proceed with pressing on crop in order to crop the picture in its right size.
Step 3: Crop in 4x5
Press on the 8x11,5 and select a cropping of 4x5. This is ideal for Instagram quality.
Step 4: Almost ready
Press ok in the bottom right corner to apply the changes and then press on the top right symbol.
Step 5: Open in and small quality
Select open in and select the small resolution of 2048px, this is more than enough for Instagram and reduces the cropping done by Instagram itself. Ultimately maintaining the maximum amount of quality.
Step 6: Copy to Instagram
NOTE: Please do not choose Instagram, but make sure to scroll further and find the option of Copy to Instagram. This will allow you to post on feed and add a caption.
Step 7: Adjust Image Size
Press on the arrow symbol to adjust the size and then press next.
Step 8: Add a caption and done!
Add a caption to your edited image, press next to publish it and enjoy the engagement of your fans on the high quality content you just uploaded on Instagram. Well done!
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