The Best Photo Sizes For Instagram

It gets exceedingly more difficult to keep up with all of the different social media and what resolutions are optimal out there. Don’t worry though, iPiccy has your back, we’ll talk about what the best sizes are for the different parts of Instagram.


The Perfect Instagram Sizes

  • For Profile Pictures, it’s a simple 180 x 180 like Facebook.
  • For pictures you upload to Instagram, it’s recommended that your pictures are at least 1080 pixels wide.

First things first, let’s rejoice over the fact that you’re no longer confined to a square. This is a huge deal as it was often the case people would end up cropping out or sacrificing aspects of their photos that they absolutely loved. Now when you post a picture, you have more versatility and options. This is compounded by even more options when you edit your photos in iPiccy first before uploading to Instagram.

Previously, Instagram had an issue where lower res pictures like ~600 looked blurry on higher definition screens. So now it’s the case where you should probably follow the parameters laid out by Instagram where you post images they should be at least 1080 pixels wide. Obviously you’re free to do as you please! This is just a recommendation.


iPiccy and Instagram

What can iPiccy do for your Instagram photos? Pretty much everything! There is so much potential to take advantage of when working with iPiccy. Touch up a pesky spot you didn’t see when you first took the picture? Do you want to add text? Frame your photo? Add effects? Crop to the proper size? Lighten or darken the image?

This is all possible and highly recommended you do it with iPiccy as opposed to the limited options once already uploaded to Instagram. Editing your photos in iPiccy first allows you all the options you could ever want.

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