How to enlarge photos on Instagram?

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Instagram is an ideal platform for interacting with your friends, family, followers, and new audiences by showing them visually appealing content. When you offer your audience original, captivating content, it encourages them to like, comment, subscribe and share your photos. And by the way, if your account needs a little boostFind out how to blow up your Instagram account !

Wondering how to enlarge photos on this social platform and what their normal size is? It's all explained below.

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What are the ideal Instagram photo sizes?

Instagram images can be square, horizontal, or vertical. All images will appear in square format in the feed.

  • The optimum size for a square format is 1,080px by 1,080px, i.e. a 1:1 ratio
  • For images at landscape formatFor example, if you're looking for a 1.91:1 ratio, choose 1,200px by 628px.
  • The images at portrait format should be 1080px by 1350px, i.e. a 4:5 ratio.

Important note: Instagram has strict parameters regarding photo dimensions. Therefore, not respecting them can result in poor image quality, Where cutting out the content. So by enlarging your photos, you make sure that your image is displayed optimally on your subscribers' feed.

2 external tools to enlarge or resize Instagram photos

Here are two solutions that can be used to resize Instagram photos:

PicMonkey :

Here are some very specific steps according to your needs:

To crop your Instagram image

  1. Start by choosing the image that features the highest resolution ;
  2. To see the dimensions of your photo expressed in pixels, go to the tab "Touch-upsthen click on "Reframing.
  3. Actual dimensions will be displayed in designated areas for this purpose. Enter the pixel dimensions of your choice and adjust the grid until you obtain the desired frame;

You can also move the handles on the sides of the grid. By modifying their position, you will see the dimensions of the image change.

To obtain a square shape, portrait or landscape format:

  1. Reframe the image accordingly;
  2. Keep an eye on areas showing actual dimensions to find out the image width in pixels;
  3. Once you have completed these steps, click on the "Apply.

To resize an image according to Instagram platform specifications

  1. Go to the Touch-upsthen select "Resize ;
  2. Enter the required dimensions (1080 x 1080 pixels for a standard Instagram image).

To adjust the size of your image without cropping it

  1. Use the "Resize in the Touch-ups tab;
  2. Choose a width of 1080 pixels and check the "Respecting proportions to avoid distorting the final image. (Note that if the original image measures less than 1080 pixels, enlargement will result in a loss of sharpness);
  3. Once you are satisfied with the changes, click on "Apply.
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Adobe Express

Once you have the photo or design you want to resize, it's simple to adapt it to any platform using this site's resize feature. Here are the steps to resize Instagram photos on Adobe Express:

  • Duplicate simply the photo (created on Adobe Express) ;
  • Click on resize ;
  • Select the target platformthe retouching tool takes care of the rest;
  • Record and share your Instagram image.

Once your design is complete, simply click the publish button. Easily share your creations on your Instagram feed, by email or via a link. What's more, you have the option of printing your creations at home or using a professional printer to turn them into posters, flyers or cards. Adobe Express automatic backup your creations, allowing you to return to them and update them as required.

How to enlarge an Instagram profile picture in high quality?

Instagram stores the photos you publish on its servers at full size and in their original format (usually rectangular), not in Instagram's usual square format. But the application itself doesn't let you see them at full size. Don't worry, this information is not impossible to find.

Looking at the application's source code, you can find a path to enlarge the Instagram profile photo. In this way, you can admire a larger version of the profile photo by consulting the page's source text. But if you're not up to tinkering with the source code, there are external tools to make your life easier.

Notwithstanding, to admire a user's profile picture in a larger size, you can try the following methods:

Profile visit

When you visit a user's profile on Instagram, you'll see a larger version of their profile photo at the top of the page, right next to their username and bio. If you'd like to find out more about an account, a person's last subscription or other information, take a look at our articles. how to track someone's Instagram activity !

Zoom in on profile photo

On some devices, you can a pinching gesture with two fingers on the screen to enlarge the profile photo. This will allow you to zoom in temporarily, but it also varies according to the version of the Instagram application and, above all, the model of your device.

However, it is important to respect normal sizes photos on your Instagram account, as mentioned above, to keep a better resolution.

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