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Equipment & Techniques => iPhone and Mobile Photography => Topic started by: raymond bleesz on March 23, 2018, 11:44:55 am

Title: Question: However, no answer as yet re: downloading images to Insta
Post by: raymond bleesz on March 23, 2018, 11:44:55 am
I may be in the wrong site, however, I may get an answer to my question which has been ongoing.

Re: Instagram and uploading images to such.  I am seeking "how" one downloads images from one's computer to Instagram---not using the iPhone. I am not using my iPhone to download images. My intention is to download images from my computer to Instagram. How is that done?

Simple question but I have not gotten an answer to this question.

A nerd here---thank you. Raymond
Title: Re: Question: However, no answer as yet re: downloading images to Insta
Post by: Slobodan Blagojevic on March 23, 2018, 11:49:20 am
Simple answer: not possible.
Title: Re: Question: However, no answer as yet re: downloading images to Insta
Post by: raymond bleesz on March 23, 2018, 12:14:30 pm
Soloban,

Thank you for your response. Next question: It is my understanding that one could download images from the computer to the iPhone---if that is correct, then how is that done.  Raymond
Title: Re: Question: However, no answer as yet re: downloading images to Insta
Post by: Slobodan Blagojevic on March 23, 2018, 01:35:24 pm
...one could download images from the computer to the iPhone---if that is correct, then how is that done.  Raymond

My computer is iMac and I have an iPhone, so, in addition to emailing it to myself, I can simply use the AirDrop (https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204144) feature on both, if close to each other (Bluetooth range).
Title: Re: Question: However, no answer as yet re: downloading images to Insta
Post by: bwalker on March 23, 2018, 10:42:30 pm
There is an app by the name of "Grids" by Think Time Creations if I'm not mistaken. Don't know if they have a Windows version but they do have a Mac version and you can upload pictures to Instagram right from your Mac desktop. I use it and there are no issues with it.
Title: Re: Question: However, no answer as yet re: downloading images to Insta
Post by: alecdann on February 18, 2019, 11:53:23 pm
@bwalker: Use LRInstagram.  It's a shareware plugin (just Google it) that runs as a Publish service.  Has worked flawlessly for me for 3+ years.  A bonus is that it adds two metadata fields you can use to populate your caption and hashtags.  Add a metadata template to that and your hashtag druggery days are over.
Title: Re: Question: However, no answer as yet re: downloading images to Insta
Post by: bessiebeardsley on May 15, 2020, 11:07:54 am
Lol man, that's very easy. You enter the Instagram in your browser then click (with the right part of the mouse) on the image that you want to download and find there "save as...". That's all. I did that so many times, especially when I wanted to create an album with my favorite types of photoshoots and models poses so that I will have the opportunity to repeat them on my pics. This helps me a lot in my profession and this way I gain more experience. But I have recently noticed that I don't have enough followers on my account and now I want to buy instagram views (https://famoid.com/buy-instagram-video-views/).
Title: Re: Question: However, no answer as yet re: downloading images to Insta
Post by: Slobodan Blagojevic on May 15, 2020, 11:38:12 am
Lol man, that's very easy. You enter the Instagram in your browser then click(right part of the mouse) on the image that you want to download and find there "save as...". That's all.

Lol, man.... that definitely does not work like that.

Besides, you misunderstood the OP question: he wants to upload his images from his computer to IG. And yes, I am aware that he chose the wrong word in the title of the thread, but it is clear from his post what he wanted.
Title: Re: Question: However, no answer as yet re: downloading images to Insta
Post by: Jeremy Roussak on May 15, 2020, 01:13:15 pm
I have been told, although I've not verified it, that if you enable the Develop menu in Safari and choose iPhone from the User agent submenu, IG will think that your Mac is an iPhone and let you upload images.

Jeremy

PS: apparently, LR Instagram no longer works: see here (https://havecamerawilltravel.com/lightroom/instagram-publish-service-lrinstagram/). At present, lrinstagram.com is not responding.
Title: Re: Question: However, no answer as yet re: downloading images to Insta
Post by: Slobodan Blagojevic on May 15, 2020, 01:23:11 pm
I have been told, although I've not verified it, that if you enable the Develop menu in Safari and choose iPhone from the User agent submenu, IG will think that your Mac is an iPhone and let you upload images...

I did not try it with Safari, but it works with Chrome by selecting Developer Tools. I detailed the steps in some other thread, if I remember correctly. Not sure about full functionality either.