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Nuts and Bolts: Instagram Tips

April 14, 2017

Nuts & Bolts – Instagram Tips

 

It was recently asked on the GCU Forum, we though it’s worth sharing here. We have found that if one artist has a question about something it is likely that other artists will benefit from the answer as well.

 

Question:
I’m trying to figure out how to get a GCU card image onto my Instagram account.  How do I do this?

 

Answer:

The best way is via your smartphone. On your smartphone via your browser go to the GCU website and find the card you want. You can capture the card image you want to post by a Save Image function of your phone. Via the iphone this is done by holding your finger on the image until the options popup (Save Image, Copy).  It should now be saved in your photo / camera roll.  We like to use the 3D card image from the product details page.

Go to your Instagram app on your smartphone and per usual, use the plus sign at the bottom to start a post and choose an image. The default should be Library which points to your photo / camera roll.  Find the photo you want and proceed per usual creating a instagram post.

Instagram is one of those applications that you can view and interact with via your desktop computer but you can only upload / post via the app.

A few tips … 
1. in instagram you can pinch to adjust the image size and add more that one image per posting
2. portrait cards tend to translate best
3. sometimes we edit/crop our photos first to “square” format before uploading, instagram seems to like this
4. be sure to use these hashtags and more that are relevant to your card: #greetingcards #greetingcard #anycardimaginable #greetingcarduniverse 
5. be sure to tag us @GreetingCardUniverse 

 

NOTE: If you want to get great exposure to your art and greeting cards you should have your instagram account set to PUBLIC not private.  It’s a good idea to have one account for your personal social media life and one for your professional artist life.  You can manage two instagram accounts from the same app so you don’t have to logout and login each time but instead toggle between accounts.

 

We are having fun following many of our artists!

 

Please see this related posting on Getting Social on Instagram.
The difference is made in the details!

 

Mindy
GCU Community Manager
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One Comment leave one →
  1. Mindy Rosso permalink
    April 14, 2017 7:28 pm

    Hi Corrie, Thanks for the post. Looks like the title is from an old post but I don’t think it shows on the blog. Regards, Mindy

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