Not every artist likes to take pictures with their Smart Phones, many like to use digital cameras and then use editing software on their PC or Macs.
That’s great, but now you need to get them from your PC to Instagram, and Instagram doesn’t let you post from the web version…..so that’s a pain right?
So, let me show you with this workaround, how you can post to Instagram from your PC or Mac, with the step by step pics below. You will need to download the Vivaldi browser (a browser is just what you use to search the Internet with, like Google Chrome, Safari and so on). It will sit on the desktop of your laptop/PC/Mac – so you don’t have to use it for anything other than Instagram if you don’t wish.
Okay, let’s have a look at what to do. Also, at the bottom of the article you will see a 2 min video where you can see my quickly showing you these steps in action. There is no sound on the video as it was just a quick demo.
Head to vivaldi.com and download the browser
Click on Accept and Install
Once the browser has installed, head to Instagram.com in the search bar at the top of the Vivaldi browser.
You will land on this page, log in to your account via the link on the bottom right.
At the far left of your screen you will see a little + sign, click on that and the ‘Add Web Panel’ box appears (as above). Click on the + sign to the right of the instagram.com/ url and you will now have an Instagram panel appear on the left of your screen. This is now the phone version. Click on the right of the panel to expand the screen across (you can see me do this in the video below).
This is now the same as the phone app version, so with your mouse, click on the + button in the centre to upload a pic from your PC or Mac. You will have a folder selection appear like the pic below. Navigate to where you keep your pics and choose one to upload.
Once you have selected your picture, it will appear on the screen in the same way as the app. Here you can add filters or edit as you please. Once you are done, click ‘next’ in the top right corner. You’ll be taken to the next screen (below) where you can add your text and #hashtags before posting.
And that is it – your picture will now appear on Instagram as if you had posted it directly from your phone.
Below you will find the video version should you need any more guidance. I hope this has helped some of you that have been struggling. I know that it has been mentioned to me a few times on Facebook groups, so I thought a post would explain it best.