If you want to get the most out of Instagram, it pays to enhance your photos with some technical magic before publishing them. Serious photographers do this by using digital tools to customize everything from color balance to sharpness to saturation.
For everyone else, the Instagram app contains easy-to-use filters and editing tools that can make your photos and videos more visually appealing.
Using Instagram editing tools step by step
Think about this photo I took at a municipal park in Austin. Not bad, maybe, but what if I could increase the visual appeal before sharing it on Instagram? How to use.
First upload the photo to the Instagram app with the + button on the home screen. Then select the image you want in the phone's photo library and press "Next". (You can use Instagram's built-in camera to take the photo, but it's usually easier to use the phone's camera app so you can take as many photos as needed to get the best results.)
Although Instagram makes photos square by default, you can also use the <> button in the lower right corner to resize the photo to its original dimensions .
If you stick to the square format, rest your fingertip on the photo to move it around and get exactly the crop you want; The grid lines shown will help you balance the visual composition. (It's no coincidence that the web is 3×3; it helps you follow the classic "rule of thirds.")