Here’s a shocker. You know those amazing landscapes, portraits, and others that top up on your Instagram timeline? Many of them were not shot on smartphones. In fact, the closest many of them got to a smartphone is when they were uploaded to Instagram. Why should you post images from your main cameras to an app designed for mobile photography? Firstly because most photographers do. Instagram has become a recognized way for photographers to market their images and abilities. It's a platform where great shots can be shared by accounts that will give you much greater exposure than, for example, Facebook. Secondly, its a dedicated photography platform, not only are there brands and businesses but also your peers. Lastly, let’s be honest, the majority of your “greatest” shots were made on your Canon or Nikon, not an Apple or Samsung. So what’s the process of getting shots from Lightroom to Instagram. In this process, we will look at the Apple IOS workflow, but it will be similar for Android.
What You Need To Get Started
Lightroom – this is the subscription-based version Lightroom CC Classic as it comes with Adobe Cloud Storage. The standalone version does not.
IOS or Android smartphone capable of running the Adobe Lightroom Mobile
Lightroom Mobile App installed on your smartphone.
Instagram on your phone
From Lightroom To Lightroom Mobile
The first stage is to synchronize our images from Lightroom CC Classic to the Lightroom Mobile App versions on our phones. The best way to do this is to create a Lightroom collection for the images that we wish to post to Instagram. In the Lightroom Library module, scroll down to collections on the left side of the screen, click the + icon and select Create Collection. Give your collection a suitable name, in my case I called it Instagram Images. Also, make sure the Sync with Lightroom CC is checked and click Create. Now, you can select and drag all the images that you wish to post to Instagram into the new collection. If, in the future, you wish to add more, simply drag them over. That’s it for Lightroom CC Classic, while we wait for Adobe to work its magic, let's head over to our smartphone.