I love posting my phone’s photos to Instagram but I also have a very nice camera and have always wanted to post those photos to Instagram too. I’ve checked out a few posts about how to do this but they all sounded too complicated or involve The Cloud*. Today I discovered an easy way to do this by using Evernote, a program I’ve been using for some time now. Evernote has been great for making notes and collecting links for my blog posts.
If you’d like to find out more about using Evernote, especially how useful it is for blogging, see my friend Tif’s tutorial. Please note I use a PC and all examples will be for Windows.
Step One: Download Evernote to your computer and Evernote App for your Phone
If you haven’t done so already, download both the free Evernote software to your computer and download the iphone app (or Google Play version here). You will need both. Make sure to sign up to each with the same username. The beauty of Evernote is that you can sync all your devices with one account. This is a great feature. If you make a list at home on your computer, you’ll also find it on your phone when you go out (as long as you sync it). This is an important feature for this tutorial.
Step Two: Import your photos to your computer
Depending on your camera, upload your photos to your computer whatever way you usually do. I have an Olympus and just plug in my camera with the USB cable. You might want edit your photos using whatever editing software you own (all the images in this post were created in Pic Monkey). Making the photo smaller and square will make for less editing later on in Instagram. Save the photo in a folder you can easily find later.
Step Three: Save Photo to Evernote
Open Evernote on your computer.
- Open New Note.
- In the toolbar, click File.
- Open Attach Files.
- A new window will appear. Find your photo in the folder you saved it in. Open it.
Voila! The photo appears in the New Note. You may wish to add your photos to a separate notebook; I titled mine Instagram photos.
Step Four: Sync Evernote
Now to sync your Evernote account. Open the Evernote app on your phone. Make sure you are signed in to the same account as the one you used on your computer. Hit sync (the little wheel at the top). Sometimes it takes me a few tries to get it to sync correctly. The new Note you created with your computer should appear on your app page under Notes. (Please note: the larger the image size, the slower the file will download. It’s a good idea to resize the photo when editing in Step 2.)
Step Five: Save photo to your phone’s camera roll
Still using the app, open your note containing the photo. Click on the photo. At the bottom of the Image is the share icon, click this. It gives you several options, including Save Image. Choose this. Your photo is now saved to your camera roll.
Step Six: Upload to Instagram
Since your photo is now saved to your camera roll, simply sign in to Instagram and post your photo! You can delete the note you created from Evernote now if you like.
I hope you found this post helpful!
*Some people love The Cloud. I do not.