Instagram is a social media application with beautiful camera filters and a variety of effects to create trendy photos. However, not everyone knows how to choose the frame aspect ratio that is suitable, especially, many people are wondering how to post landscape and portrait photos on Instagram in the same post. So let’s have a look at this post to learn about the standard image sizes on Instagram and how to combine landscape and portrait photos in one post.
Instagram photo post ratios
Instagram typically has three standard aspect ratios corresponding to width and height:
- Square ratio 1:1
- Aspect ratio 4:5 (for portrait photos).
- Aspect ratio 1.91:1 (for landscape photos).
Instagram photo post sizes
Square photo sizes
The square image size on Instagram also depends on your intended use:
- Choose a square image for your profile picture: the standard size is 180×180 pixels. However, it will be displayed as 110×110 pixels.
- Choose an image to share on Instagram: the standard size is 1080×1080 pixels. This size ensures that your image is not cropped or obscured in any way.
Portrait photo size
Currently, the size 1080×1350 pixels is the recommended size for vertical (portrait) photos on Instagram. This size is applicable for both the desktop web version and the mobile app version of Instagram. This ratio is 4:5 so that you should adjust the ratio of your photos before posting.
Landscape photo size
The landscape photo ratio on Instagram is maximally 1.91:1. That means the size of the photos will be 1080×566 pixels, so that you can post the 16:9 photos easily without being cropped.
Instagram stories and reels ratios
The image size on Instagram Stories is more flexible compared to the size for regular photo posts and videos. You can freely choose the preferred image size as long as it falls within the aspect ratio range of 1.91:1 to 9:16.
Instagram Video Post ratios
Square video size
To achieve high-quality videos on Instagram and minimize the risk of cropping, I recommend using a size of 1080×1080 pixels with the standard 1:1 aspect ratio. This ensures that your videos maintain their intended composition and are displayed without any significant cropping.
Portrait video size
For portrait videos, I recommend adjusting the size to 1080×1350 pixels with a maximum aspect ratio of 4:5 to ensure the best display for your video. This will optimize the viewing experience and prevent significant cropping or loss of content.
Landscape video size
For horizontal videos, I recommend adjusting the size to 1080×607 pixels with a maximum aspect ratio of 16:9 to ensure the highest quality video. This size and aspect ratio will provide optimal display and preserve the original quality of your video without cropping or distortion.
Total Instagram types of post and their standard sizes
|Type of Instagram Post
|Instagram Post Size
|1080 x 1080px
|1080 x 566px
|1080 x 1350px
|1080 x 1920px
|1080 x 1920px
|Reels Cover Photo
|1080px x 1920px
|Instagram Square Video
|Instagram Landscape Video
|Instagram Portrait Video
If you’re concerned about the optimal image size for your content and how mixing portrait, landscape, and square photos might impact the layout of your 9-grid, don’t worry! Your content will be displayed in landscape, portrait, or square aspect ratios in your users’ feeds, but it will be previewed as a cropped 1:1 square in your actual 9-grid. To view the full picture, your users will need to select the photo or come across it while scrolling through their feed.
How to post landscape and portrait photos on instagram in the same post
- Open Instagram
- Tap the Add Post button (a square with a plus sign)
- Choose your phots to upload
- Tap the full-size button in at the bottom left of the photo display (the symbol of two corners). This will automatically adjust your photo into the landscape ratio (or portrait if the photo orientation is vertical).
- You can further adjust the cropping of the photo by pinching to zoom in and out.
- Tap Next to continue with your upload
In the case of posting both portrait and landscape photos in a single post, you have no choice but to choose a common aspect ratio for both types of images within the range of 4:5 to 1.91:1. If you tap the full-size button, the images will automatically adjust to either a 1:1 or 4:5 aspect ratio.
If you want all the images to be in landscape ratio, you need to select a landscape-oriented photo first, and then choose the next photos accordingly. This way, all the photos will have the same landscape aspect ratio as the first photo.
If you want to keep the details of all photos, you can convert them to the same ratio by creating a white or black background to fit the standard ratio.
Here is the information of the standard image sizes on Instagram and the guide of how to post landscape and portrait photos on instagram together in the same post. Please capture and adjust your photos according to the mentioned ratios to achieve the best quality. Don’t forget to reach out to Kolorheaven if you have any questions for prompt assistance.