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How to split a photo on Instagram

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How to split a photo on Instagram: In recent times, viewing several profiles on Instagramyou have noticed that many users have a “mosaic” style profile, in which a single image has been decomposed in order to compose a mosaic and thus have a single larger image on the profile page.

This visual solution struck you a lot, to the point that you started looking on the Net for some system to achieve the same effect and make your profile page even more “attractive”, and maybe you would like to know even if there is some way to do it. a similar thing in Instagram stories too. Did I guess? Great, then you’ll be glad to know you’ve just started reading the guide that’s right for you!

In fact, if you dedicate a few minutes of your free time to me, I can explain to you how to split a photo on instagram through convenient applications that will be useful for this purpose. In addition, I will show you the dynamics of an Instagram Stories feature that allows you to take a picture with several different “portions” side by side. Then? Are you ready to give your profile a breath of fresh air? Yup? Very well. I wish you a good reading and a lot of fun!

How to split a photo on Instagram for free

In the next chapters we will see together how to split a photo on instagram with some free apps or, in the case of the “mosaics” to be posted in the stories, with the same official app of the social network. Find everything explained below.

Panorama Split for Instagram (Android)

How do you say? You would like to break one down photo in a “mosaic” to be displayed on your profile Instagram and use a device Android? Then, in this case, you will have to take advantage of some third-party apps since the social network, at the moment, does not have this functionality for its feed. My advice is to use Panorama Split for Instagram. It is a convenient and functional app designed to divide images into sections (and to resize photos without cutting them to adapt their shape to Instagram posts).

Then, by publishing (in the correct order) the sections obtained from the initial photo on Instagram, you can get the mosaic you want right on your profile. The app I’m talking about is free but it contains some banner ads as well, if you’re wondering how to split a photo in 3 for instagramthis should be the right solution for you (the 3-section grid is in fact the first that the app offers).

To install Panorama Split for Instagram open the related page of the Play Store (if your smartphone does not have access to Google services, take a look at the alternative stores) and press the button Install that you find at the top. Once the process is complete, start the application by tapping on the icon rectangle divided into 3 with the symbol + that you find on the home screen or in the app menu and then press on the item Grid.

Then authorize the app to access the images saved on your phone by tapping the button Allow and then click on the item Tunnel to browse the photos in memory. Once you have chosen the one you are interested in sharing (by tapping on his preview), select the grid pattern you prefer (3: 1, 3: 2, 3: 3 and so on) by pressing the appropriate buttons voices at the end of the page.

At this point, click on the icon of check placed at the top right; finally, tap the button Save placed at the top right and that’s it. The images obtained from the one you entered will be automatically added to your gallery. To get the mosaic you want on your Instagram profile, just post them in the correct order depending on the scheme you have chosen.

The first to be published, to achieve the desired effect, will always be the one that occupies the position bottom right of the “overall” image (if you have divided the image into a single row by 3 sections, start anyway from image a right, then publishes the central one and finally the one on the left). Most likely, in the gallery of your device, the photos of the portions will be ordered from the oldest to the most recent and you will have to follow this order when publishing.

To post a photo on Instagram, just start the app and tap onyour profile icon placed at the bottom right. Then, tap the button + located at the top right and then press on the item Feed post. Next, tap onpreview of the photo you want to insert (you can find them by scrolling the list below), then press the icon twice in a row arrow at the top right and, finally, tap on the icon of check. If you need some more “tips” to post a photo on your feed check out my tutorial on how to post photos on Instagram.

Grid: Grids for Instagram (iOS / iPadOS)


If you have an iPhone, you can turn to Grid: Grids for Instagram; an app that allows you to break down photos into portions to be published on your Instagram profile to compose “mosaics”. The application gives the possibility to exploit various schemes of different grids (3, 6, 9 servings) and it’s free.

To install this application on iPhone (or iPad) visit this App Store page and press the button Get / Installthen proceed to verify the identity through Face ID, Touch ID or Apple ID password (if requested). At the end of the download, to start the app, just tap on the appropriate icon on the home screen or in the app Library.

From the app’s home screen, allow it toaccess to all photosthen select the image you want to break down from the box below and choose the number of dowels in which you want to break it down, using one of the appropriate icons.

To complete your creation, then click on the item Save placed at the top right and press sui numbers placed on the portions of the image, in progressive order, to publish them directly on Instagram. Alternatively, since the images are also saved in the Gallery, you can decide to publish them “manually” at a later time as I indicated at the end of the previous chapter dedicated to Android (the procedure is always the same).

Default function (stories)

Divide Instagram story photo

Maybe you didn’t know, but when you create stories on instagram (basing these not on images in memory but on shots that you take at the moment of creation with your phone’s camera) you have the possibility to set a “grid” for the final image that will be displayed on your story. In each part of this grid you can insert a different shot (you have the possibility to “divide” the image by a minimum of 2 to a maximum of 6 set off).

To take advantage of this function, start the Instagram application, tap on the icon + placed at the top right (next to that of heart); finally, press on the item History placed on the black bar placed at the bottom. At this point, press on the item Layout in the list on the left.

To choose a grid with which to set the image, tap the icon of white grid divided into four parts on the left and then press on theicon related to the scheme you want to use. To take the various shots, press the central button located at the bottom. If there is a shot that does not satisfy you and you want to repeat it, just go back with the appropriate one virtual button on your smartphone.

Once the procedure is finished, to confirm, press the button of check at the bottom (or click on the trash can on the various shots to repeat them). Finally, click on the button Send to> located at the bottom left, then press the button Share next to the item Your Story and, from here, on the button end. It didn’t take long, do you agree?

Other solutions to split a photo on Instagram

Grids for Instagram

The solutions I gave you previously, for one reason or another, weren’t right for you and, therefore, you still haven’t managed to divide a photo to make a mosaic as you originally proposed? Fear not – there are just several other good applications that can help you make your intent a reality. I’ll list them below.

  • Grids for Instagram (Android) – a great application very similar to the ones I’ve told you about so far. It offers the possibility of creating photo mosaics by breaking down the same image with five different grid schemes (with square portions of equal size to each other). You can save the composition on SD card, in memory or publish it directly on Instagram. The app is free but to unlock additional functions it is necessary to pay 2.09 euros.
  • Grid Post (Android) – another very valid app for breaking down images and publishing the mosaic obtained on Instagram. You have the option to take advantage of five grid schemes and change the portions with colors, filters, text stickers and logos. Also in this case the portions are square, all the same and can be posted directly on Instagram. The “basic” version of the app is free but to remove advertising and get additional features (additional stickers and patterns) the PRO version must be purchased for 7.49 euros.
  • Reposter Photo Video (iPhone / iPadOS) – the app allows you to create mosaics for Instagram starting from a single photo. You can share images directly from the app that will publish them on your profile. Plus, you can easily repost content shared by the people you follow. The app is free but the “advanced” version with additional features costs $ 2.49 per month.

For even more apps, I finally refer you to my tutorial on how to create puzzles for Instagram