Instagram Now Supports Both Landscape and Portrait Photos

Instagram is such a great social media tool for photographers. Whether you are trying to promote your work while trying to find new clients or you simply love showing off your passion and love for taking photos, Instagram is the perfect place to do it. And now it is even easier as Instagram now supports both landscape and portrait formats. This article we found on PetaPixel explains it all and we had to share below! 

Until now, they have always supported and been known for their 640X640 photos but now they say they are lifting that restriction in order to help photographers better show off all of their work. 

Instagram says, "square format has been and always will be part of who we are. That said, the visual story you're trying to tell should always come first, and we want to make it simple and fun for you to share moments just the way you want to."

As of right now about 1/5 of uploaded photos and videos are not in square format. If you want to retain the native aspect ratio, you can tap a new format icon to adjust the orientation to be portrait or landscape. 

In addition, all filters are available for both photos and videos, and photographers can now adjust the intensity of filters on videos as well. All of these changes are in Instagram version 7.5 that is now available for download in your app store. 

Pinterest is another great social media tool for photographer to use to help generate business. Be sure to check out our post on using Pinterest to generate business.  

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