How to Post High Quality Photos on Instagram

As a primarily visual platform which was first launched as a way of sharing photos, Instagram’s core focus has always…

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As a primarily visual platform which was first launched as a way of sharing photos, Instagram’s core focus has always been on creating ways for users to share images and memories with their friends and followers.

While a series of integrated features and additional tools have enhanced the app’s offering since its launch in 2010, we’re here to bust a few myths and let you know exactly how to guarantee a high quality photo upload every time.

Want Your Photos to be High Quality When You Post?

If a clear finish is your goal when posting on Instagram, then the most important thing you should do is always capture photos using your device’s camera – rather than the camera function in the Instagram app.

Or, better yet, capture the photo on a professional grade camera and send it to your Instagram app via a computer or mobile device.

Look at it this way. When you capture a photo on your device, you use the camera on that device. Similarly, when you capture a photo on a proper camera, you control the camera and the lens and simply send yourself the finish image when you’re ready to share it. When you use the built-in Instagram camera however, you add an extra lens which can start to fog the clarity of your image.

Adding that extra step of capturing a photo through your device lens and through the added Instagram camera feature lens can impact the quality of that photo and dull its clarity.

So, if high quality photos are your priority on Instagram, our number one tip is to always capture those images on a specific photo-ready device and then upload them to Instagram – rather than shooting them straight through the lens of the Instagram camera feature.