The main problem is that by default Instagram does not allow downloading images through a browser on a computer or the official desktop application for Windows 10 (for MacOS there is no analogue at all).
This is a rather unpleasant moment if you want to share images made on a digital camera or want to pre-edit them using special software.
Next, we’ll show you how to get around the restriction on downloading images from a computer and post images from a PC or MacOS to Instagram . All you need is a few free programs.
Method 1: Via Vivaldi Browser
Step 1. Install Vivaldi
Using the free Vivaldi browser, you can quickly upload photos to Instagram from a Windows PC or Macbook. The application has a built-in web panel through which you can launch the mobile version of the social network .
Download and install the Vivaldi browser on your computer. If necessary, import your bookmarks and configure other options. Or simply click Skip to use the default configurations.
Step 2. Create a web dashboard
Go to www.instagram.com and in the left corner click on the plus sign to add a web panel. The URL field will be filled in automatically, if this did not happen, then enter the address manually. After that, click on the plus icon again.
The mobile version of Instagram will appear on the left side of the browser, in the sidebar. She will remain there if you go to another address. Log in to your account and, if necessary, resize the sidebar for more comfortable working with the application.
Step 3. Upload photos to Instagram
At the bottom of the page, click the plus sign. After that, specify the path to the photo you want to post on Instagram. If necessary, configure filters, add a description and hashtags.
Method 2: via Android BlueStacks emulator
Step 1. Install BlueStacks
Using the free BlueStacks Android emulator, you can launch mobile applications directly from your computer. Therefore, you can easily download Instagram on your PC and upload photos through it.
Download and install BlueStacks from the official site. Configure the basic settings and be sure to select the >
Step 2. Log in to your Google Account
Immediately after installation, a notification will appear in the program offering to connect a Google account. Agree, then enter the account information (login, password). Read the terms of the license agreement and click Continue .
Next, BlueStacks will offer to configure other parameters. If you plan to use the program only for working with Instagram , then you can safely refuse most of the additional options. After that, enter your name (necessary only to personalize some applications) and proceed to the next step.
Step 3. Install Instagram
When you connect your Google account to BlueStacks , you can immediately use the Play Store . Launch the app store and find Instagram on it. To do this, use the search bar in the upper right corner. On the application page, click "Install" and give the instagram access to the data.
Wait for the installation to complete. After that, the Instagram icon will appear on the “My Applications” tab. Click on it to launch the application.
Step 4. Post photos to Instagram
Since Instagram works on smartphones in a vertical orientation, the size and shape of the BlueStacks window will change in accordance with the requirements of the application. Log in to your account in the same way you do it from the phone.
To post a photo, click on the plus sign and then select “Gallery” . Here, select "Other" and "Select from Windows" from the drop-down list. After that, specify the path to the image you want to publish and click "Open . "
If necessary, select a filter, add a signature, crop the image. Then post the picture. As you can see, there’s nothing complicated about uploading photos from your computer to Instagram .