When posting an album, Instagram requires that the images have the same aspect ratio. In this post, I’ll describe how you can post multiple photos or videos with different sizes by first resizing them to square.
On Instagram, it’s impossible to post an album — multiple photos or videos in one post that you swipe through — with multiple different aspect ratios. For example, if you want to post a landscape image and a portrait image at the same time, you need to crop one or the other (or you could crop both to square). Instagram requires that your photos have the same aspect ratio.
How to post multiple photos or videos with different sizes
To post multiple different photos or videos with different sizes on Instagram, you need to use a tool to resize them first. To avoid cropping out content, add a white background to make each photo or video in to a square. Then, you can post the album without cropping out or changing the size of your image. Here’s a step-by-step tutorial:
1. Upload your photos/videos to the Kapwing Studio.
Open the Kapwing Studio and, one at a time, upload the photos you want to post. Kapwing’s Studio is free to use and online, so you don’t need to download an app. It supports images, GIFs and videos.
2. Add a white background behind each post
Choose 1:1 under "Output Size" for Instagram (Kapwing also supports 9:16 sizing for Stories and other formats) and select white for your background color. You can use Kapwing’s zoom and positioning tools to zoom in, crop, or add a border. Click Export Image once the preview matches what you want your post to look like!
3. Download and post to Instagram
After resizing your posts, you can download them and share them on Instagram as an album. Since each photo/video now has a 1:1 aspect ratio, you can publish them without cropping.
If you're not signed into a Kapwing account, sign in or sign up using your Google or Facebook account – once you've signed into a Kapwing account, the watermark in the lower right corner will be removed from your final image.
For more ideas, tutorials, and features, check back in at the Kapwing Resources page or our YouTube channel! And remember to tag us @KapwingApp whenever you share your content on social media– we love to see what our creators are passionate about!