Instagram - How to edit your photos

September 2016

Instagram - How to edit your photos


Instagram is a social network where you can easily edit and share photos using a dedicated mobile app. Photos are published in a square format (600 × 600). Instagram allows you apply filters or make minor adjustments to your photos.

How to edit a photo on Instagram?

In this FAQ you will learn how to edit your photos on Instagram. You can either select an existing picture from your photo gallery or take a picture using the Instagram app.
  • Launch the Instagram app.
  • Tap on the Camera button.
  • Select a picture and crop it if necessary:

  • You can now edit your photo.


  • Tap on the wand shape tool to access the famous instagram filters:
  • Select a filter or post the photo as it is already.

  • Tap on the sun shaped button and adjust the intensity of the selected filter

Other settings

  • Tap on the spanner button to access the advanced settings (brightness, contrast, warmth, saturation, shadows, lights, sharpness,....):

  • The "Tilt Shift" menu allows you to add a linear or radial blur to your photo:

  • You can change the orientation of your picture via the Straighten menu:

  • Tap on the arrow button (located top right) to access the sharing menu:

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