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How do you post to Instagram?
« on: April 05, 2020, 08:49:56 pm »

I used to use LR Instagram but since t's been crippled by Instagram I stopped. Now that I'm not working and have lots of time on my hands i think i should get back to it. I don't feel like messing around with my phone and importing images from my archive. Is there a good way to do it? Thanks. Keep safe everyone.
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Re: How do you post to Instagram?
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2020, 04:23:59 am »

I do it by transferring pictures to my phone or iPad first. A bit of a hassle, but couldn’t find an easier way.

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Re: How do you post to Instagram?
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2020, 08:11:26 am »

Thanks Slobodan. That's the only way I could think of as well but I figured someone must have figured out a better way. Maybe I'm wrong.
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Re: How do you post to Instagram?
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2020, 08:47:56 am »

It is/has been possible to post to Instagram from a Facebook page.  Things seem to be always changing in the world of social media apps.  Here is a link with the information  https://help.instagram.com/169948159813228/

Another option is to use a service like Buffer to post to your accounts.  They have a free service with basic options and also a subscription service.

There is another way using Google Photos but I can't remember the details for this.
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Re: How do you post to Instagram?
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2020, 09:00:37 am »

Actually, there is a new way, right from your desktop browser. You have to enable (on Chrome, probably similar for other browsers): View > Developer >Developer Tools... then it is necessary to refresh the page, so that you can see the "+" icon at the bottom. After that, it is the same as inside a phone app.

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Re: How do you post to Instagram?
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2020, 04:41:58 am »

Don't just refresh - you need to select the correct option when opening Developer Tools.

If you're using Safari, you need to go to 'Develop' on your menu bar (add it from Preferences if it isn't already there), click on User Agent and then select one of the iPad/iPhone options. Instagram should refresh and you get the option to upload from your desktop.

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Re: How do you post to Instagram?
« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2020, 04:55:51 am »

Everything on Instagram has to be square? or am i mistaken...
In that case it is not for me...
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Re: How do you post to Instagram?
« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2020, 05:45:14 am »

Everything on Instagram has to be square? or am i mistaken...
In that case it is not for me...

No, it doesn’t.

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Re: How do you post to Instagram?
« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2020, 06:26:27 am »

Everything on Instagram has to be square? or am i mistaken...
In that case it is not for me...

That was dropped years ago.
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Re: How do you post to Instagram?
« Reply #9 on: April 07, 2020, 06:49:37 am »

Actually, there is a new way, right from your desktop browser. You have to enable (on Chrome, probably similar for other browsers): View > Developer >Developer Tools... then it is necessary to refresh the page, so that you can see the "+" icon at the bottom. After that, it is the same as inside a phone app.
That is definitely possible. Although, it causes a quirk in my particular case. The pictures I upload are using the sRGB profile and are tagged as such.  However, in IG they get a wrong color look (either the wrong profile assignment or conversion). That's why I am not able to use it as such. Does anybody have a similar problem perhaps? I now transfer the photos to my phone (using Google Drive) and then post from the phone to IG.

PS: I have tried this process again just now, and curiously, the color profile seems to be correct now. I wonder what has changed? But I am not complaining in any case.
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Re: How do you post to Instagram?
« Reply #10 on: April 07, 2020, 09:29:40 am »

I have sometimes been encouraged to join Instagram; thanks for saving me the sweat! I had imagined it to be no more complex than posting here. Innocent me.

:-)

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Re: How do you post to Instagram?
« Reply #11 on: April 07, 2020, 09:36:48 am »

I have sometimes been encouraged to join Instagram; thanks for saving me the sweat! I had imagined it to be no more complex than posting here. Innocent me.

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Once you get the setup right, it is not much more work really. However, the end results are always disappointing. The max resolution is W: 1080 H: 1350. And the photos are compressed a lot so they lose a lot of quality. It is, IMO, not a very good place (quality wise) to showcase one's photos.
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Re: How do you post to Instagram?
« Reply #12 on: April 07, 2020, 10:30:16 am »

... It is, IMO, not a very good place (quality wise) to showcase one's photos.

But that's where everyone goes these days. Nobody there could give a flying... about image quality (compression, sharpness, etc.). It is all about content quality... as it should be.

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Re: How do you post to Instagram?
« Reply #13 on: April 07, 2020, 10:34:19 am »

But that's where everyone goes these days. Nobody there could give a flying... about image quality (compression, sharpness, etc.). It is all about content quality... as it should be.

Yep. Wouldn’t argue with that.
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Re: How do you post to Instagram?
« Reply #14 on: April 07, 2020, 10:42:24 am »

Thanks for this thread. I've been meaning to get my work onto Instagram for some time and with time on my hands I've now no excuses.
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Re: How do you post to Instagram?
« Reply #15 on: April 07, 2020, 01:46:06 pm »

But that's where everyone goes these days. Nobody there could give a flying... about image quality (compression, sharpness, etc.). It is all about content quality... as it should be.
Agreed. I just wanted to point out the shortcomings of IG on the IQ side of things.
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Re: How do you post to Instagram?
« Reply #16 on: April 08, 2020, 04:55:00 am »

But that's where everyone goes these days. Nobody there could give a flying... about image quality (compression, sharpness, etc.). It is all about content quality... as it should be.


That's a very blinkered approach to photographic judgement. It may have a place in news photography, but other than that, if you are claiming that nothing else matters except content, I respectfully disagree. Execution is a massive part of differentiating between being there and making the best of being there, wherever the fabled "content" may happen to be residing that day.

Referring to Keiths post; I would have imagined that as so much of his work depends on skillful execution, on buying the very best tools and lenses that he can find for his trade, using a professionally calibrated monitor, that it would be the last place he'd want to hang his work.

Early in life I went through the experience of falling foul of a printer who delivered a shitty version of a calendar I'd produced. It was not a gratifying experience, and waving original, approved proofs did nothing to resolve the year-long moment.

No, Slobodan, that is most certainly not as it should be.

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Re: How do you post to Instagram?
« Reply #17 on: April 08, 2020, 05:12:28 am »


That's a very blinkered approach to photographic judgement. It may have a place in news photography, but other than that, if you are claiming that nothing else matters except content, I respectfully disagree. Execution is a massive part of differentiating between being there and making the best of being there, wherever the fabled "content" may happen to be residing that day.

Referring to Keiths post; I would have imagined that as so much of his work depends on skillful execution, on buying the very best tools and lenses that he can find for his trade, using a professionally calibrated monitor, that it would be the last place he'd want to hang his work.

Early in life I went through the experience of falling foul of a printer who delivered a shitty version of a calendar I'd produced. It was not a gratifying experience, and waving original, approved proofs did nothing to resolve the year-long moment.

No, Slobodan, that is most certainly not as it should be.

Rob

Rob, Instagram is a window to the world and boosts the the rankings of any website linked to the account.

As for image quality, frankly if it takes a minor hit on small jpegs then that's par for the course and would be of no concern. As for colour problems, well, I know what I'm doing so it simply won't be an issue. You think my work or that of others is well represented on small jpegs posted to LuLa or elsewhere?

There are many photographers who I admire posting to IG. If for any reason I'm not happy I have the option of deleting any content, as here or elsewhere. I have more control over reproduction than I ever had when delivering transparencies to agencies, publishers and libraries.
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Re: How do you post to Instagram?
« Reply #18 on: April 08, 2020, 05:39:52 am »

...No, Slobodan, that is most certainly not as it should be...

Rob, you are making a judgment about something you know nothing about (IG), according to your own admission. 90% of images posted there is seen on a phone screen. I can assure you that even so, the image technical quality is quite good. So good, in fact, that nobody pays attention to it any more, it is taken for granted. There are no issues with "compression" or sharpness. Content is the king. And by content I mean girls and cats. Landscapes a distant third.

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Re: How do you post to Instagram?
« Reply #19 on: April 08, 2020, 05:43:13 am »

... skillful execution, on buying the very best tools and lenses that he can find for his trade, using a professionally calibrated monitor...
We do all that to satisfy primarily ourselves (and five other photographers), not the public, who couldn't care less.
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