You can upload portrait photos from your mobile phone to Instagram Stories. The Instagram Stories dimensions are 1080p wide by 1920p tall. Most smartphones capture photos in portrait mode at 9:16 aspect ratio, the same as Insta Stories. The photo size doesn’t matter as much as the aspect ratio, as long as it is quality photo. If your photos are not exactly 1080p*1920p, but with the 9:16 aspect ratio, Instagram can automatically zoom in or out to fit properly without cropping or stretching. For example, you can also use photo in 720p*1280p, 450p*800p, 800p*1422p, etc.
Photoshop Express is a free image editor for iPhone iPad. It comes with the optimized presets, templates for Instagram photos. We will outline the easy steps to use it to create photos and photo collages for Instagram stories below.
Crop photos for Instagram Stories on iPhone
Run the image editor on your iPhone, browse to your Camera Roll to add the photo to the editor.
Touch the Crop button from the bottom toolbar. Select Instagram Stories under the Aspect Ratio tab.
Then drag the corners of selection box and/or the photo in the background to select the part of the picture you like to upload to Instagram. Tap on the Share button at the top right corner to crop the image and preview the result. You will also have the option to manually change the photo size (width/height), image quality. Save it to your Camera Roll so you can upload it to Instagram Stories from there.
Edit Instagram Stories photos on iPhone
The image editor provides users many useful tools to enhance their photos, such as filters, effects, photo collages templates, borders, stickers, memes, texts, captions, etc. You can make use of all these free tools to make your Instagram Stories stand out from the crowd.
Make Photo Collage for Instagram Stories on iPhone
Photoshop Express provides a lot of professional-quality collage templates that can help you create gorgeous Instagram Stories with style.
Here’re the steps to create Instagram Stories photo collages on iPhone:
- choose professionally created template from the library;
- arrange, edit your photos, add filters, text, etc.
- save and share.
In a related post, we discussed how you can combine multiple photos into one or create photo collages on iPhone. You can refer to this page to create photo collage with templates for free using Photoshop Express on iPhone. Just make sure to select Instagram Stories as the output preset first. It is very easy and self-explanatory.