What are Image Dimensions for Instagram

If you regularly use multiple social media channels, it can be difficult to keep track of the dimensions for each channel. Whether you’re just getting started on Instagram or you’re a long-time user, here are the current image dimensions for Instagram images.


There are multiple image sizes available for posting on Instagram. Here are the three basic image types, as well as the dimensions:
  • Horizontal image: 1080px by 566px
  • Vertical image: 1080px by 1350px
  • Square image: 1080px by 1080px
While your photos may not necessarily appear online in these exact sizes, these are the ideal dimensions to ensure the highest resolution Instagram images.

Resizing Your Images

If you have an image that needs to be resized, here are a few simple steps to creating the perfect image:
  1. Open Shutterstock Editor
  2. Choose “Open Designs”
  3. Select your image
  4. Select “Preset Sizes” to find the ideal Instagram size, or enter the pixel dimensions manually
  5. Save and download your file as either a JPEG or PNG format
​​​​​​​These steps not only help you create the best Instagram photos, you’ll also be able to edit each image for your various social media channels. Every channel has its own unique guidelines, so use Shutterstock Editor to adjust photos as necessary.

Posting Shutterstock Images

While these steps can be used to prepare a Shutterstock image for your Instagram account, be sure you correctly use each Shutterstock image by following the Terms of Service. The main concern is that you don’t claim these images are your own, and be sure to select images that are the appropriate resolution.

Posting high quality Shutterstock photos on Instagram is a great way to select professional and artistic photos to promote your brand or help inspire your followers. Be sure to select images that can meet the dimensions of horizontal, vertical or square images for high-resolution posts.

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