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Instagram finally does away with square images only, now offers landscape option
Posted by on Aug 28th, 2015

Since it’s humble beginnings Instagram has only ever allowed users to post pics in the square format much to the annoyance of those who took landscape or panoramic images. Ever regular pics had to be cropped to accomodate the square format. Well you won’t have that problem anymore because Istagram finally added a landscape option yesterday.

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This from Instagram.

“Today, we’re excited to announce that — in addition to square posts — you can now share photos and videos in both portrait and landscape orientation on Instagram. Square format has been and always will be part of who we are. That said, the visual story you’re trying to tell should always come first, and we want to make it simple and fun for you to share moments just the way you want to. It turns out that nearly one in five photos or videos people post aren’t in the square format, and we know that it hasn’t been easy to share this type of content on Instagram: friends get cut out of group shots, the subject of your video feels cramped and you can’t capture the Golden Gate Bridge from end to end. Now, when choosing a photo or video, you can tap the format icon to adjust the orientation to portrait or landscape instead of square.”

Bout time.

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