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Upload Resolution Low Quality!

Hi Later :) When images are auto posted through Later, the resolution is lower than if they are posted directly on Instagram. As a photographer, this is of course really important so I can no longer use your service! Please fix this issue. Thank you!

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  • May 5 2019
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  • Sub Later commented
    9 Mar 05:36am

    There's no point paying for later if I have to manually save all the material via Dropbox or some other method, just to ensure we're uploading best quality. There is NO DESIRE to upload an already compressed file and get double-compression!!

  • Sub Later commented
    9 Mar 05:35am

    We did a test where we uploaded a 40mb MP4 to Later on the web. We downloaded this to iPhone via Dropbox and also kept the version that Later saves to the photo reels via notification posts. Plug iphone in, take both versions off the phone to compare via Image Capture on Mac (accesses the phone like a hard drive) and the Later version is 3mb not 40. So "unlimited storage space" comes at the cost of you guys compressing the material by a large amount.
    We'd rather have a limit on storage and to upload originals to Insta please.

  • Guest commented
    18 Feb 08:42am

    What is the status for this? I can see that this thread started in May 2019!

    The quality appears to have worsened rather than improved. Of course this may be attributable to circumstance within the control of IG.

    Yet if the starting point from Later is inferior (relative to a direct upload from a phone or a computer) the easy of use of Later is not worth the money, as we as photographers should be able to showcase the best possible quality.

    Pleased with the general useability of Later, yet it will be a no thank you if the quality is not improved within the reasonable future.

    Best regards

  • T Fox commented
    18 Feb 04:26am

    I havent posted anything yet but assumed this could happen. It isnt Later's fault though, if you post through the Instagram website you will see the same thing happen. It seems to be something to do with Instagram's API

  • A. K. commented
    8 Feb 10:43pm

    Can confirm, images posted through Later are over-compressed and look like crud on Instagram. Have to delete and repost through the Instagram app.

  • Guest commented
    3 Feb 05:32pm

    I literally just had the same thing happen to me twice now. First time I thought it was my fault. But now it's happened again. I don't have the same problem on other apps. I see this thread is now almost 2 years old. It's not okay. The purpose of the Later app is automation, so I shouldn't have to double check every single image came out okay.

  • Sharon Kevil commented
    16 Nov, 2020 09:24pm

    What is the ETA on this? I just had a particularly awful grainy post, and this isn't how I'm going to "grow" my brand.

  • Alo Butt commented
    14 Oct, 2020 09:12am

    fix this ASAP. My followers are going down for ym


  • amir ranj commented
    19 Sep, 2020 12:40pm

    Please fix this issu

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  • amir ranj commented
    19 Sep, 2020 12:34pm

    This is also an issue for me, plese fix this!

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  • Ollie Forex commented
    4 Sep, 2020 05:04pm

    I’ve been experiencing poor quality uploads the past couple of weeks, I thought it was me downloading images too large to post so it gets compressed but I’ve tested this and it’s nowhere near the max stated on the website.

    This needs looking into, Instagram is literally all about the photo/image you post!

  • Anna Kalina commented
    4 Sep, 2020 04:06pm

    Due to a low res pictures I may have to find a different solution. This is very important since I sell high-end jewelry.

  • salem aldosari commented
    23 Aug, 2020 08:00am

    they need to fix this i really hope this change happen but if not i ll find a good replacement

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  • Tanner Dritschler commented
    6 Jul, 2020 03:03am

    Ironically, I've found totally mixed results when testing this... I've found that high resolution images are still posting well overall compared to lower quality images or graphics.

    If Later could build some consistency into the equation that would be MUCH appreciated. It's a similar story for video...

    Tanner from DM

  • Cathy Smith commented
    26 Jun, 2020 09:16pm

    I’m having this problem also and suddenly. My images are already compressed and smaller than 2mb but are still uploading in horrible quality. This is just in the past couple of weeks. When it originally happened, the photos were likely not the right size so I reduced them even further and now they look worse. I’m on a free account but have been for over a year with no problems and now suddenly this. It’s both Instagram and Facebook uploads.

  • Fran Yan commented
    26 Jun, 2020 06:10pm

    Anyone tried this?
    Important: Images larger than 1920 x 1080 resolution or 8MB in size will be compressed when publishing. This will reduce the image resolution and quality. To maintain the best image resolution, make sure your image is less than 1920 x 1080 and 8MB (or less than 6MB if you’re editing your image in Later).

  • Fran Yan commented
    26 Jun, 2020 06:01pm

    Same here! please any solution? It's frustrating! Phones are getting more and more screen resolution... low quality pics look realy bad in big screen cells...

  • Sara G commented
    20 Jun, 2020 01:00pm

    same here! This is so frustrating

  • Michal b commented
    11 Jun, 2020 06:29pm

    maybe it's because of limitation on the later server which uploads images to Instagram via API

  • Michal b commented
    11 Jun, 2020 06:27pm

    agree, this should be fixed. i didn't find any scheduler which will upload better images then directly on instagram. simple test by using some online comparison tool, shows how many differences are in images uploaded by later and images uploaded directly to instagram..

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