How to Edit Instagram Posts Like a Pro with Sked’s Photo Editor
How to Edit Instagram Posts Like a Pro
Whether you are a small agency or a big brand, you know making your Instagram content stand out is crucial. All the best brands are making the most of what they’ve got by editing their posts to fit their aesthetic. In this blog post, we will show you how to edit Instagram posts and photos like a pro with Sked’s photo editor. We will explore the different editing options available, and show you how to use them.
Here’s what you will learn:
- Make sure your imagery is strong to start with
- Upload your image
- Crop and chop
- Choose your filter
- Personalise even more – add stickers, frames and annotations
- Add in your caption and ‘first comment’ hashtags
- Preview – see what your post will look like, before you post it
- Schedule your content
Editing your Instagram photos will take them to the next level, but you need to make sure your starting point is strong. If the original concept lacks imagination, the finished product could be ineffective. These days on Instagram, the hashtag #NoFilter has become something of a humble brag.
Choose your image and upload on the ‘Upload Post’ section of the Sked app. Make sure your image is bigger than 1080×1080 pixels – otherwise it will pixelate when posted. Sked Social can handle large image files, so there is no need to hold back.
2. How To Edit Instagram Posts: Crop and chop
Once your image has processed on the ‘Upload Post’ section, click the blue crop logo. This is below the image preview. You can crop it to your exacting specifications.
Getting a good crop is a vital part of learning how to edit your Instagram posts. Work the angles and see if you can play around with cropping the image. Do this even if you did not think of cropping at first. You could highlight a bit of the image where the most interesting things are happening. You could also make more than one post out of a single image by cropping it.
The Sked photo editor has handy features that allow you to get the perfect crop. You can choose the standard square Instagram ratio and the Instagram story ratio. You can also use the largest “tall” ratio and the largest “wide” ratio.
You can zoom in and out, and rotate your image clockwise and counterclockwise. If you are unhappy with the result, you can hit the red ‘Reset’ button. The image will restore to how it was before you cropped it and you can start again.
3. How To Edit Instagram Posts: Choose your filter
Choosing your Instagram filter can take time because there are many options. This is the case when it comes to Sked’s photo editor – there are over 60 filters to choose from. Deciding which filter you are going to run with can be one of the most exciting parts of the process.
To dive deep into editing your photo, the ‘Adjust’ feature lets you tweak parameters. Brightness, saturation, contrast – it is all there. It is everything you would find on the Instagram app, and more.
5. How To Edit Instagram Posts: Add in your Caption
6. How To Edit Instagram Posts: Preview
7. How To Edit Instagram Posts: Schedule Your Posts