4 Instagram Photo Split Tools For A Cool Feed

“Don’t use social media to impress people; use it to impact people.”- Dave Willis.

Instagram Photo Split Tools For A Cool Feed :-Looking back, no one could have thought that the Social Media bubble would become this significant phenomenon. What started to stay connected is now a way of living and even earning a living. And one of the platforms that have led the change from the forefront is Instagram.

Instagram has started a lot of trends, the Ice Bucket Challenge, the TouchIt Challenge, the Kiki Challenge, the 10-year transformation, and a whole lot more.

However, there was another trend that is still keeping its game strong – Photo Splits.

The practice of breaking an image into multiple parts and then posting them chronologically to complete a photo split collage is often used by influencers, brands, celebrities, and even your pals. So, if you want to get in on some of the actions, you might want to know what that entails and the best tools for it.

Top 7 Instagram Grid Layouts for Photo Splits

The first step in creating an Instagram Grid via photo splitting is understanding how to split the image. There are various photo splitting and grid layouts, depending on the complexity and the vibe you want your feed to exude. The following are the most popular grid layouts that are being used today: 

Simple Photo Grid

Simple Photo Grid

The most straightforward arrangement is breaking up a photo into various parts like 9 or 12 posts and then posting them in chronological order to complete that image on your Instagram account. It is one of the safest approaches to starting with photo grids.

Horizontal Grid

Horizontal Grid

In many cases, you might see wide-angle shots or panoramas broken up into three parts that are then posted on Instagram chronologically to complete a horizontal grid. This type of grid automatically draws a viewer’s attention to the story you are trying to tell.

Just like the image, split the story into three parts, prologue, premise, and epilogue. These should complement the post, and you will automatically have more engagement.

Vertical Grid

Vertical Grid

Just like a horizontal grid, you can break up long shots into three parts as well. This type of grid is slightly trickier to execute since you are coordinating with six other vertical posts to get the grid together in a requisite way. This kind of approach works best for product-based accounts. 

The benefit this type of grid gives is that you can build a certain sense of hype around the story you are trying to tell. If you have an audience and a set posting schedule, you can leave your audience wanting more as you release the other images in the premise. 

Across the Grid

Across the Grid

We all have come across an Instagram account where the feed looked like a photo grid coming together as a handmade collage of incongruent photos stacked together. But, in reality, this is one of the most challenging photo grids to execute.

On the flip side, if you manage to pull it off, you will get one of the coolest-looking Instagram feeds out there. This is because each photo works as a standalone to tell a part of the story and yet has the punch to fall in line with the overall premise you have going. 

Three in a Row

Three in a Row

The “three in a row” photo grid relates more to the vibe or backdrop of the photo rather than splitting up one pic into parts. In this arrangement, you pick a vibe, idea, or aesthetic structure that will stay in use for three continuous posts. 

This arrangement has been widely used and works well with fashion influencers, models, actors, and businesses that cater to a creative audience. 

Gallery/Photo Dump

Photo Dump

A gallery or photo dump grid also uses three consecutive posts in line with the “three in a row” arrangement. However, the user publishes three photos taken at the exact moment or probably in the same environment in this arrangement. 

There are only subtle differences between the posts, and the overall vibe and idea behind them remain the same.

Storyteller Grid

StorytellerGrid

The storyteller grid is a combination of 2 grids or more depending on the vibe you want your account to have. In this grid, you can have a simple, vertical, or horizontal grid combined with the Across the Grid arrangement to form the premise of an idea or to tell a story altogether. 

It is the most complicated arrangement to execute since you are simultaneously working with a couple of photo grid methods. However, if executed right, you will get the perfect vibe for the idea that you want.

Top Instagram Photo Split Tools

Though you can split photos to form a collage via inbuilt tools on your laptop or phone, apps are available that help you to split your photos into pieces and then combine them again on your feed. The following are the top 4 tools that you can use to build a photo grid:

Photosplit

Photosplit

The most basic tool out there that gets the job done in a jiffy is Photosplit. Available on both iOS and Android, it offers several splitting options like 1×2, 1×3, 2×3, 3×3, and 4×3. Depending on the posting complexity and the amount of time and effort you want to spend on it, you can choose the split pattern. 

It does offer a payment gateway that you can use to pay one-time charges, monthly or yearly. While the fees don’t vary much, the best approach would be to use the one-time payment if you regularly aren’t using it.

ImageSplitter by Chron

ImageSplitter by Chron

The tagline for ImageSplitter says it all. The entire idea behind it is splitting an image into smaller squares to show up as one big square on the account. While there are tools that allow you to split in various arrangements, with ImageSplitter, you can only use multiples of three, i.e., 3×1, 3×3, 3×4, 3×5, and 3×6. 

Available only for desktops, the tool is entirely free for everyone and offers an intuitive splitting approach. It analyses your photo and suggests what the perfect split for it is. If you don’t like it, you can choose another split from the available options as well. 

9Square for Instagram

9Square for Instagram

9Square is an image splitter and a basic photo editor in one app. Available only for Android devices, it does not limit you to preset splits. Instead, you can choose the number of parts your image will be split in.

Furthermore, it offers tools like crop, zoom, rotate, and flipping to get that perfect angle to split your image perfectly. 

PineTools

PineTools

Taking it one step further from 9Square is PineTools. It offers a full suite of photo editing options for desktops to get that perfect image quality before you split it into parts.

It also has many advanced options like adding filters, changing the image light balances and clarity, and stickers to make the image match the vibe of your Instagram theme. 

For the uninitiated, these can get a little overwhelming at first. But can get straightforward once you cross the learning curve. Also, you can choose the number of parts you want to split the image into while ensuring its sanctity stays intact. Overall, this is one of the best photo split tools out there. 

Conclusion: Is Photo Splitting worth it?

Absolutely! Using a photo split tool can give your Instagram account that fresh feeling that has been missing. So whether you want to set the tone of your account or just want to shake things up once in a while, a photo split is a perfect way to do it. 

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