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Instagram – thank you for new Landscape, Portrait and Layouts
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Chris Miller    

Instagram has finally listened to users and now allows you to post landscape and portrait mode photos. While you could previously do this using other applications, the whole act of going into another app made no sense and was obvious in the timeline.

Instagram landscape mode

As you can see, the picture on the left is the old way where you had to select a specific portion of a picture and crop it down to make it fit.  With the new button in the lower left corner it easily drops the photo to the landscape or portrait size and then you can slide and zoom as needed.  The final result shows on the right of the sample image.

Previously you had to launch a third party app that you authorize to post on Instagram under your account and do the work there.  It then tossed the picture over to Instagram for the final filters and description. This not only saves a step but removes you authorizing numerous third party applications.

Instagram also took matters into it;s own hands months ago and introduced Layout, it’s own companion app for making collages and other formatted pictures.  In Layouts you can take up to 9 photos (some 3rd party apps do 15) and choose the layout design and post to Instagram.

Hopefully they soon add the ability to put multiple photos into a single scrollable posting like advertisers are allowed to do. This could mean uploading a few shots of an event into a single post.  I have to see the developers at Instagram/Facebook would want this ability to come together for users as well much like they did with tagging photos.

Let’s hope everyone gets the update and posts some great landscape shots.  Leave some links to your best ones in the comments.



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