When you upload a video to Instagram, it gets converted into their preferred format. To ensure your cinemagraph is being uploaded to Instagram Stories in the highest possible quality, select the Instagram preset in your crop and export settings. Selecting the Instagram preset will populate the format, size, frame rate, and repetitions fields with Instagram's preferred settings. 


Cinemagraph Pro for iOS

  1. Go to the crop tab and tap on the aspect ratio icon
  2. Select Instagram Stories
  3. When you're done editing your cinemagraph, go to your documents or tap on the back icon to exit the editor
  4. Tap the share icon
  5. Select Export Cinemagraph
  6. Optimize your cinemagraph for Instagram
  7. Select Save
  8. Open Instagram and tap on your story
  9. Swipe up or tap on the media icon and select your cinemagraph
  10. Style your cinemagraph and add it to your story

If you don’t see Instagram in the share window, scroll to the end of the list and select More. Enable Snapchat, tap Done, and select Instagram to open the app. 


Cinemagraph Pro for macOS

  1. If you want your cinemagraph to occupy the entire screen, go to the crop tab and select the Instagram Stories preset
  2. Click Done to exit the crop view
  3. When you're done editing your cinemagraph, export your cinemagraph by selecting Export (⌘E) 
  4. Under Preset, select Instagram
  5. Click Next and name your file
  6. Transfer the cinemagraph to your mobile device via email, AirDrop, Dropbox, etc
  7. Open Instagram and tap on your story
  8. Swipe up or tap on the media icon and select your cinemagraph
  9. Style your cinemagraph and add it to your story

Note: Social media presets are only available on version 2.5 and later. If you're running an earlier version of the app, check out our Social Media Cheat Sheet.

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