When Instagram recently announced that they were finally allowing us to post portrait and landscape photos to the social network, I was elated, overjoyed, thrilled, just to name a few emotions. I was so excited that I could finally share my photos in their entirety. I thought that the majority of my Instagram frustrations were over, at least until I started posting portrait oriented photos. That’s when I noticed that Instagram was still cropping my shots, just not to a square.
While the app does let us post portrait oriented photos, as you can see in the screenshots below, it is adjusting the size of those portrait photos by cropping the top and bottom edges of the shots out. This seems to be an attempt to make sure that portrait photos don’t completely dominate the screen, and while I understand their reasoning from a user interface point of view, it’s clear that Instagram still isn’t letting us post “full-sized version[s]” of our photos like their announcement post promised.
Thank you for posting this, I thought I was going crazy! Do you know the ratio of the max portrait orientation?
I’ve found I have to crop 5:4 in portrait mode in order for Instagram not to crop.
Has this been fixed yet??? It’s still not working for me and it’s driving me fucking nuts, but everyone with an iPhone seems to have no issues at all.
Have you found a solution to this yet?!?!? I’m losing my mind trying to figure out the correct export settings. I’ve tried the 4:5 ration which just makes the image look terrible, I’ve tried 1080p on the long side…. what’s the deal?
The tallest ratio for portrait is 4:5. It’s not an issue, it’s a feature (albeit an aggravating one). 4:5 is the tallest a photo can be in the feed to still be able to see the top bar with the account and the bottom bar with the like/comment buttons on an iPhone.
omg I’m not the only one! I have an I phone and still have the issue. Has anyone found a solution?