Instagram finally stores high-resolution images

Instagram larger images

Instagram has begun storing images at 1080×1080 pixels, up from the low standard of 640×640 pixels that it started out with, reports The Verge.

The app still displays images at the lower resolution on its Web and mobile apps, but you can find larger versions of recently uploaded photos by digging around the source code.

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Here's the image from the post above; click for 1080x1080 pixels version
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Here’s the image from the post above; click for 1080×1080 pixels version

It’s likely that the change will lead to an improved viewing experience in a future version of the app. Larger images would also allow for better prints from services like Shutterfly and Social Print Studio.

To find the larger version of a recently uploaded image in your browser, look up the page’s source code, hit Ctrl/Cmd+F to invoke the Find dialog and type ‘.jpg’; the first result is the direct URL to the larger version.

The same image extracted from the photo page (click for 1080x1080px version)
The same image extracted from the photo page (click for 1080x1080px version)

Update: A spokesperson for Instagram told TNW, “We can confirm that we are gradually rolling out 1080 on both iOS and Android. Most people should have it.”
Co-founder Mike Krieger tweeted that images should look better on both mobile platforms.

➀ Instagram photos are now bigger — if you know where to look [The Verge]

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