How to upload photos to Instagram without losing quality

A common inconvenience you may encounter when using Instagram is that when you upload your photos they lose quality and do not look as good as they do in your gallery. There are several reasons why this may occur and not all of them are directly related to the app but aspects such as the camera of your cellphone and its configuration. Therefore, here are some tips and tricks for uploading photos to Instagram without losing quality.

Tips for uploading photos to Instagram without losing quality

The tricks you will find below are very easy to follow and useful to improve the quality of the photos you upload to Instagram, so do not miss the opportunity to try them (or at least some of them) to check the result obtained.

  • Using the mobile camera instead of the Instagram camera
  • Do not use filters or other elements such as gifs when uploading photos
  • Avoid the Instagram cropping of photos
  • Reduce the resolution somewhat so that the photos are not too heavy
  • Upload photos to Instagram from an iOS mobile device

Using the cellphone camera

To start, it is important to note that you should take the photos with the camera of your cellphone and not from the Instagram app because if you choose this option, you will automatically reduce their quality.

Do not use filters or other elements such as gifs

Using color filters or other elements such as stickers or gifs (in the case of stories) will also greatly lower the quality of the photos. Therefore, in case you want to edit it, it is advisable to do it with an external professional program such as Photoshop.

Observe the image format and size on Instagram to avoid cropping and losing qualityObserve the image format and size on Instagram to avoid cropping and losing quality

Avoid the Instagram cropping of photos

Another point to keep in mind is the cropping that Instagram does of the photos we upload. This happens because we have to fit our photo in the official Instagram measures (-600 x 400 px for horizontal and 600 x 749 px for vertical). Therefore, it is advisable not to use very large photos or to crop them manually from the camera before uploading them to Instagram to fit them in those requested dimensions.

Reduce the resolution somewhat

A detail to keep in mind is that when taking photos from your mobile, especially if you have HDR mode enabled, it is more than likely that they exceed the recommended number of pixels and therefore weigh too much to upload them to Instagram. To avoid this, you can configure the options of your mobile (each device is different but from the Camera > Settings it should be simple) to be able to set the resolution between 12 or 13 megapixels.

Configure your mobile phone’s camera appropriately according to Instagram’s parametersConfigure your mobile phone’s camera appropriately according to Instagram’s parameters

Upload photos to Instagram from an iOS mobile device

Finally, another tip we can give you is to, whenever possible, upload photos to Instagram from an iOS device rather than an Android. The real reason why this is happening is unknown, but the photo app Meta benefits users of mobile devices of the bitten apple brand.

If you follow all these tips, you can improve the quality of your Instagram photos. Simple tricks to follow and comply with once you get used to it and that you will appreciate to have a feed of a much higher quality whose photos do not lose their original essence.