How to resize an image or video for Instagram

Intagram crops all your vertical images and videos to a 4:5 aspect ratio. This means that when you post a 9:16 image or video is cut off. To preserve the content in a consistent way, one of the the best solutions is to pad all your images and videos.

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The optimal size to use on Instagram is 1080 pixels wide and a square (1:1) or vertical (4:5) aspect ratio. So to get the best quality you must post your videos square with a resolution of 1080x1080 or vertical with a resolution of 1080x1350. Moreover, have into account that the video must have a maximum length of 60 seconds and a maximum frame rate of 30 FPS.

With Abraia's Social Media Resizer tool you can easily resize your images and videos before publishing to Instagram with the best qualilty. This tool is free (no login, no watermarking) and works online from your desktop or mobile phone.

1. Upload the image or video to the resizer tool

Go to the resizer tool and upload the vertical or portrait photo or video you want to post. When you are using the app in your selfphone, you can also record the video at the moment to upload the video, and use the app to trim and adjust the duration fo the video. The video will be peview with a square aspect ratio, using a white background by default.

2. Resize the video for Instagram without cropping

The video is automatically padded to fit to Instagram without cropping. Change the resize mode to get the square cropped version of the video, or select the Instagram portrait preset to take up more vertical space, posting the 4:5 vertical version for Instagram.

You can also change the background color, if you want to use another color instead of the default white color. Or add your logo or some text to overlay your message on the video.

3. Download or directly post the video to Instagram

When the preview matches what you want your post to look like, click the download button on the desktop or the share button on the phone (at the top right hand corner). Wait for a while to create the video, it can take some seconds, and directly share your video on Instagram.

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After resizing your post, you can download or post it on Instagram if you are using a mobile device. You cand directly share the image or video on Instagram from your mobile phone. Since your photo/video now has a 1:1 aspect ratio, you can publish it without cropping.

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Start resizing your videos for Instagram with high quality and enjoy the completely free Abraia resizer without any login or watermarking.