Square creator for Instagram?

    • 116 posts
    March 21, 2022 1:33 PM EDT

    I need something for Windows (and also something for Android if you know of)

     

    That can put my photos into a black square for sharing on Instagram. I have some 16:9 photography and Instagram doesn't display those well in my profile, and I noticed that some bigger accounts put their widescreen images into a black square so they show the full image when someone looks at my profile.

     

    Preferrably something drag and drop, I don't want to mess with Photoshop for each image as that is time consuming. And I don't mind a bump down in quality since it's for instagram.

     

    Does that even make sense? I don't know how to explain it. Thanks.

    • 212 posts
    March 21, 2022 1:34 PM EDT

    you can do it in any image app stupidly easy.

     

    1) Look at your photo and figure out the dimensions.  (Pretend it's 1500x2500)

     

    2) Make a 2500x2500 square image in (MS Paint can do that easily)

     

    3) Copy/paste your existing image into the black image.

     

    4) Save or Resize and  Save.

     

    Done.

    • 107 posts
    March 21, 2022 1:34 PM EDT

    Easiest would be to shoot in 1:1 from start. But if you need app, InShot is the editor I use for Android as it is imo slicker than Photoshop Express. For Windows, you can use the default Photos app.

    • 71 posts
    March 21, 2022 1:35 PM EDT

    You can use Instasquare. I have used it for my posts and it works great. I have a quotes account that is pretty big now and I have used the sare technique since the beginning. It's like the account's signature thing. To be honest, I never realized how hard it is to maintain an account and how hard it is to grow it. In the begging I will be honest, I bought followers and likes on https://megafamous.com style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial; font-style: normal; color: #0e101a;"> in order to grow my engagement. After that, I saw a significant change cause people saw that the page had a number of followers and they followed on their own. Now I have about 300k followers, pretty great huh?