[Tutorial] How To View Full Size Instagram Photos and Profile Picture

In this post, we will be looking at the complete guide on how to view full size Instagram photos and profile picture.

Instagram is Unarguably the most popular photos and videos sharing platform. It’s often described as a multimedia platform. It is said that an average of 60 million photos are uploaded everyday on the platform.

How interesting is that?!

Away from figures, if you stumbled on this post, you are most likely aware that the pictures uploaded on Instagram profiles are not shown in their original sizes. The pixels are usually reduced. Although this works fine for what the social sharing platform is for, there are times when you need the full sized image, right?

Thankfully, there is a way around this. There is a way to view full size Instagram photos and that’s exactly what we will be showing you in this article.

How To View Full Size Instagram Photos And Profile Picture

In this guide, we will also be looking through how to view someone’s Instagram full size profile profile. We will also be looking at how to do same for photos uploaded on the platform. This, you can achieve using a PC, a Mac, Android, iOS browser and even apps.



How To View Full Size Instagram Post Photos

Below is a step by step guide on how to view Instagram uploaded photos in its original size.

Step 1: Visit the Instagram Website from your desired browser. Log in using your correct credentials.

Step 2: Go to the profile of the user whose uploaded picture you want to view in full size.

Now, click on the photo you want to view the full size of. By default, you won’t be able to click on a photo from the news feed. Hence, you have to navigate to the account of the user and thereafter, click on the photo.

Step 3: After clicking on the photo you want to view a full size image of, look at the browser address bar. Therein, you will find something like ?taken-by=iamsammyadeniyi at the end of the URL. In this case, iamsammyadeniyi is the profile username. This can defer from what you get depending on the username. Remove that whole part and replace with media/?size=l.

If ?taken-by=iamsamueladeniyi isn’t displayed in the URL, simply add media/?size=l at the end of the URL.

View Instagram post picture in full size

For example, if the original image URL is https://www.instagram.com/p/BobwnW1B3IY/, performing the change, it will become https://www.instagram.com/p/BobwnW1B3IY/media/?size=l.

Step 4: After modifying the URL, hit Enter.

Doing so, you will be redirected to the full size version of the image.

Full sized instagram picture post

This can only be done using a browser and not the official Instagram application.

Other than viewing the full size of the image, you can also view the medium size and thumbnail size of the photo.

To view the medium or thumbnail size of the image, amend the URL using media/?size=m or media/?size=t. In this case, m means medium while t means thumbnail.

Saving the image at this point, is very easy. Simply right click on the image and choose save image as…

Choose a location on your computer and choose save. That’s it. On android or iOS, simply tap and hold on the image and choose the save image option.

That’s it. That’s how to view someone’s full size photos on Instagram. Precisely pictures uploaded by a user.

The steps are only for photos uploaded as posts on Instagram. The steps for profile picture is a bit different. Let’s get to that now.

View Instagram profile Picture In Full Size

Profile pictures on Instagram are shown in small cropped sizes. This can be annoying especially if a user uses a profile pics different from the pictures uploaded as posts.

However, with the steps below, we will be able to view full size of Instagram profile pictures. This method however, defers depending on the device you choose to use.

See Full Size Of Instagram Photos On PC/Mac

This method is particularly for computers. A browser is needed of course. For the sake of this tutorial, we will be using Google Chrome.

Step 1: Visit the Instagram website on your browser.

Logging into your account to view someone’s profile picture isn’t necessary. However, there is nothing wrong with choosing to log into your account.

Step 2: Navigate to the desired Instagram profile you want to view the full size of. This, you can choose to do using their posts from news feed, searching for their name or simply inputting the direct URL to their profile via their username.

Step 3: Once you have the username of the Instagram user you want to view their profile picture, go to this Instagram profile picture download tool – Online Download Tool.

Step 4: On the tool page, type or paste the username of the person whose profile photo you want to view or even download. The URL isn’t required here. What is required is just the username of the user.

Step 5: Next, click on Submit.

The tool will thereafter, fetch the profile picture of the user in high resolution via the username. This will be displayed in a couple of seconds. After that, there is the option to view or download the Instagram profile in full size.

view instagram profile picture full size

If you choose to just view the image, choose to view option. If you wish to have the image saved to your computer, choose the download option.

The interesting thing about the tool is, it works with public and private Instagram accounts. So, even if the Instagram account is on private, the tool can still display the profile picture of the user in full size.

See Instagram Profile Picture Full Size On Android

Being able to view full size Image of Instagram profile picture on Android is equally easy. Simply follow the steps below:

1. Get the Instagram username of the user whose profile picture you want to view the full size of.

2. Download Instant DP (Full HD) app available on Google PlayStore here

3. Upon launching the app, you will be displayed an input box to enter the Instagram username. Paste or type in the username and tap on the search icon.

4. When the matching username is displayed, tap on the desired profile.

When that is displayed, tap on the download icon at the right side of the page to save the image to your phone. This, you will be able to find in your phone gallery after the download is complete.

That’s it. That’s how to view full size images of profile pictures on Instagram using an Android application.

View Instagram Profile Picture In Full Size Using iPhone/iPad

The process to viewing Instagram profile picture in full size on iPhone or iPad is pretty much the same as it is on Android. For this to work, we app is required.

1. On your iPhone or iPad, Download Qeek for Instagram app using this link.

2. Launch the application and input the username of the instagram profile you want to have a full profile picture of.

3. A drop down list will display, select the desired person.

4. Tap on the fetched profile photo and tap on the Fullscreen option.

At this point, the profile picture will be displayed in high resolution. From here, you can decide to zoom the profile picture by up to 800%.

Unfortunately, there is no download feature in the app. However, the work around this is taking a screenshot of the full sized image to have it saved to your iPhone gallery.

Wrapping up

With the guide above, we’ve showed you that it’s easy to view Instagram picture posts in full sizes. Not only is it easy to view, being able to download them is easy.

It is also easy to view full sizes of Instagram profile pictures compared to the cropped version you can normally only view on the Instagram app or website.

The guide above isn’t all there is. There are other ways to attaining this. However, the tutorial above is enough to get you through the process. There is also ways to download instagram videos and we already talked on a few tools that allow you do this.

If you have any further question regarding viewing Instagram posts full size or full size of profile pictures on the social sharing platform, do let us know using the comment session.

Samuel is a Tech Enthusiast who loves to explore everything that concerns Tech. Most of his explorations and guides, he shares via this platform. He studied Computer Science and prefers being simply called Sammy! 😉