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Instagram Image Size Dimensions Guide for 2020 (Photos/Videos/Stories)

While editing your photos and videos for Instagram it’s incredibly important to know what aspect ratios Instagram allows.

Since Instagram image sizes change periodically it can be difficult to keep up to date with what resolutions are supported. We’ve done all of the research and have found the correct dimensions for Instagram in 2020.

We’ll be going over all of the different aspect ratios and sizes for all content on Instagram. Including images, videos, stories, and even IGTV videos.

Here are all of the Instagram image size dimensions:

Instagram Image Dimensions

After taking photos with your camera it’s important to crop your photos properly. While cropping and straightening your photos for Instagram you’ll want to keep the aspect ratio of the crop in mind.

Here are the proper aspect ratios for landscape, square, and portrait Instagram image posts.

Instagram Image Landscape Dimensions: 1080 x 608 pixels (1.91:1 Aspect Ratio)

Example of landscape (horizontal) photos on Instagram at 1.91:1.

Instagram Image Square Dimensions: 1080 x 1080 pixels (1:1 Aspect Ratio)

Instagram Image Portrait Dimensions: 1080 x 1350 pixels (4:5 Aspect Ratio)

Example of portrait (vertical) photos on Instagram at 4:5.

Instagram Video Dimensions

The Instagram resolution for video is very similar to photos. All of the constraints of the aspect ratios come into place as well.

Instagram Video Landscape Dimensions: 1080 x 608 pixels (1.91:1 Aspect Ratio)

Instagram Video Square Dimensions: 1080 x 1080 pixels (1:1 Aspect Ratio)

Instagram Video Portrait Dimensions: 1080 x 1350 pixels (4:5 Aspect Ratio)

Instagram Story Dimensions

You can upload nearly any aspect ratio to your Instagram story but if you want to perfectly fill the frame you’ll want to have a post of 9:16.

Instagram Story Dimensions: 1080 x 1920 pixels (9:16 Aspect Ratio)

Instagram IGTV Dimensions

The Instagram dimensions for IGTV are pretty standard, basically, just 1080p video horizontally or vertically. Instagram recently allowed horizontal videos so you can use the same file you upload to YouTube for example.

There is also the IGTV cover photo which cannot be changed after uploading. When uploading a video to IGTV you can select a cover from your camera roll or use a frame from your video. If you want to add art or a title you’ll want to make sure the text is in the middle of your cover photos since IG will cover up the corners with time stamps and your username. When adding an IGTV cover photo you’ll get a preview so you can tweak accordingly before uploading.

Instagram IGTV Landscape Dimensions: 1920 x 1080 pixels (16:9 Aspect Ratio)

Instagram IGTV Portrait Dimensions: 1080 x 1920 pixels (9:16 Aspect Ratio)

IGTV Cover Photo (Thumbnail) Dimensions: 420 x 654 pixels (1:1.55 Aspect Ratio)

Instagram Profile Picture Size

A profile photo is an important part of your Instagram profile. The Instagram profile photo is extremely small at only 180 x 180 pixels. Like everything on Instagram you can upload at a higher resolution but the most important thing is to crop properly with a square aspect ratio.

Instagram Profile Picture Dimensions: 180  x 180 pixels (1:1 Aspect Ratio)

With the knowledge of Instagram photo size, your posts will look better than ever. Whether you use Lightroom or Snapseed you can lock the aspect ratio to get the perfect composition for your photos.

By default Instagram will crop your photos on a 1:1 ratio. So remember to hit the unlock ratio button on the bottom left of your photo while uploading to Instagram.

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