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

Cinemagraph Pro for macOS

  1. Export your cinemagraph by selecting Export (⌘E) 
  2. Under Preset, select Instagram
  3. Click Next and name your file
  4. Transfer the cinemagraph to your mobile device via email, AirDrop, Dropbox, etc
  5. Open Instagram and create a new post
  6. Select your cinemagraph and post

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.


Cinemagraph Pro for iOS

There are two ways you can upload cinemagraphs created in Cinemagraph Pro for iOS to Instagram; you can either save the cinemagraph to your device and upload to Instagram or share to Instagram in-app.


Save & Upload

  1. Go to your documents or tap on the back icon to exit the editor
  2. Tap the share icon
  3. Select Export Cinemagraph
  4. Optimize your cinemagraph for Instagram
  5. Select Save
  6. Open Instagram (mobile app) and create a new post

Share In-App

  1. Go to your documents or tap on the back icon to exit the editor
  2. Tap the share icon
  3. Select Export Cinemagraph
  4. Optimize your cinemagraph for Instagram
  5. Tap the share icon
  6. Select Instagram *
  7. Post

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


Next, learn how to export cinemagraphs for Instagram Stories

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