Instagram 30 Day Challenge – Day 12. Are you posting QUALITY photos? You can learn all the Instagram methodology, but in the end you still need to post QUALITY photos.
Instagram Quality Pictures
Quality for this post meaning – Crisp with good resolution.
Ok, before this becomes a “DUH???” post, let’s get technical.
Do your photos sometimes look fuzzy?
? Phones generally store images 2048px by 2048px – iPhone use this & Android devices vary.
? Instagram stores images at 1080px on the long edge. So if you take a square image, it is stored at 1080px by 1080px. If you take a rectangle, then the longest edge will be 1080px.
? If you take or upload a square photo directly on your phone LARGER than 1080px square, then Instagram will compress it with their compression tool and it may lose some quality but probably not much.
? If you edit photos on your computer, you should be aware of how you exporting them and how you are sending them over to Instagram for posting as this is where people see the big difference in quality & fuzziness.
? If you use Facebook messenger, some versions of Google Drive or email, the transfer from computer to phone may also be compressing the photo with sub-standard compression tools – losing quality.
? Best practices, if you are editing photos on your computer, export them to 1080px long edge and then send them to your phone for upload using a method that does not compress the image. Examples of tools that do not compress – Dropbox, Google Drive (*if used as a folder), Airdrop.