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The quality of my pictures sucks on Instagram

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by netalgo122, Aug 12, 2015.

  1. netalgo122

    netalgo122 Regular Member

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    Hi guys!

    So I'm taking some pictures everywhere on the Internet (google image, tumblr) and when I upload it on Instagram, the quality SUCKS, I tried to improve it with Photoshop but it didn't work, could you please help me? :)

    If you need an example, do not hesitate to PM! ^^
     
  2. uLabs

    uLabs Registered Member

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    I am for 1000x1000 - it's big but is good quality and looks good on iPad
     
  3. duceduc

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    The min resolution should be 640x640.
    1000x1000 is ideal.
     
  4. netalgo122

    netalgo122 Regular Member

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    Oh okay I understand now, mine were like 600x600... TY very much guys, any ideas if there is an app that can improve 600x600 to 1000x1000 for example (Photoshop isn't that great) :(

    TY guys
     
  5. AlexIonescu

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    If you can't do it with Photoshop, you will not do it with other software :)
     
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    netalgo122 Regular Member

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    Ahah ok thanks! ;)
     
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    If I can't get good picture quality I will blur the image and add a relevant quote. That takes the attention away from the image's quality.
     
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    netalgo122 Regular Member

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    That's a great idea Reviewergal, TY! :)
     
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    Few really good apps that help improve the quality of images! Take a look :)
     
  10. AlexIonescu

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    You can't improve the quality of a 600x600 image by transforming it in 1000x1000
     
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    I agree with this. If the original picture was 600x600, it will not improve the quality by transforming it to 1000x1000. In fact, it will make it look a lot worse. If the pictures you use are not in a size that Instagram accepts, you could use a resizer to make them fit it. I've recently made one for myself as well, you can try it and see if it helps:
    http://imristo.com/instagram-bulk-pictures-resizer/
     
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    I believe the optimal Instagram post is 1000x1000. That being said, I like to take pictures from other people's Instagrams directly. An easy way to do this is right click on the image when you load in your web browser, click on "View Page Source" (if you have Chrome), and scroll down until you see something like this:

    <meta property="og:image" content="https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/hphotos-xaf1/t51.2885-15/.....jpg" />

    Copy and paste the jpg link into a new tab and you'll have your direct photo source of your desired Instagram picture. I then save the photo directly to dropbox and then I open my phone and save it from dropbox and upload it to my Instagram.

    Hope this helps,
    Fenchel
     
  13. splishsplash1

    splishsplash1 Power Member

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    why not google search an image and look for larger versions of it? That's what I used to do
     
  14. duceduc

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    No software can fill in the missing pixel that isn't there in the first place. Get a better cam and or shoot in raw.

    With that said. I have heard this software does a decent job, but I never used it.
    http://www.on1.com/products/resize9/
     
  15. netalgo122

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    Gonna try it now (free version ftm) will tell you how is it :)
    TY!
     
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    I do this too for 1 account. Don't forget to search by dimensions.
     
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    raw doesnt give you more pixels either and I wouldnt say shooting in that format is a good idea for instagram pics as it slows down the whole editing process alot.
     
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    And IG doesn't allow RAW images
     
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    Of course it does. If the camera can save in raw format, the resolution size will be bigger than 600x600.

    I never said IG allows raw format. The OP is using a professional software to edit his photos. Saving your photos in raw will produce higher quality images during post over saving in jpeg.
     
  20. Manda

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    You need your original image to be 1080x1080 (or bigger) to start with.

    Here's a quick link reasoning why you should go for 1080x1080

    hope it helps

    edit: Ok, i can't post links yet, so please just google "Instagram 1080x1080"
     
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