Hello and Happy Tuesday, scrappy friends!!
I love sharing my layouts on Instagram and looking at all of the inspiration from others who are sharing their layouts there as well. During Digital Scrapbook Day, we hosted an Instagram challenge to share layouts created with The Lilypad products with the hashtag #scrapwithtlp. It was so fun to see all of the layouts shared in that hashtag!!
There just may be another event coming up this weekend with our Halloween Bash **hint, hint** where you’ll have another opportunity to share your layouts on Instagram.
I want as many people as possible to participate in sharing layouts to Instagram and growing our community there, so today I am going to share with you how I share my digital scrapbooking layouts to Instagram using Dropbox.
I have shared before my process for sharing layouts on Instagram using a Lightroom plugin. Well, I’m sad to say that the plugin I shared in that post isn’t working for me anymore, and I didn’t put a lot of energy into problem-solving to get it working because it was just easier to share using Dropbox. If you don’t already have a process for sharing your layouts to Instagram and you use Dropbox for photo storage, this may be the solution for you, too!
To use this process, you do need to have an account with Dropbox and have it set up on your computer and on your mobile device.
Here is how I share my layouts on Instagram using Dropbox:
Copy the Layout to a Dropbox Folder
I have a folder set up within Dropbox labeled “layouts”. I copy my web-sized layout from its location on my hard drive to this dropbox folder. I use Bridge for management of my digital scrapbook supplies and layouts, so I copy it from there.
Here is a look inside this folder:
Open Dropbox App on Phone or Mobile Device
Everything else in this process will be done on your phone or mobile device.
Inside the Dropbox App, navigate to File>Layouts to get to the “layouts” folder.
Select the Layout You Want to Share.
Click on the three dots in the upper right corner, and select Export.
Click Save Image
The layout will now be saved to photos on your phone or mobile device.
Now you can open Instagram and select your layout from your photos to share, just as you would any other photo.
I am so excited to see our Instagram community grow as you share more of your creative work there!!