It’s really frustrating not being able to see a full size photo on Instagram! And it’s even more frustrating when you can’t find the solution to this problem. Don’t worry, we have a solution for you.

Quick answer: To see the Instagram photo in full size, visit the user’s Instagram profile and open the photo you want to see in full size. Then click on the address bar and add /media/?size=l to the end of the URL, and voilà!

Many photos on Instagram are not as high quality as the original photos. This is because Instagram only allows the image size of 1080x1350px. If the uploaded photo is smaller than this size, Instagram will automatically enlarge the image, making it 1080x1350px. However, if the resolution of the uploaded image is higher than required, Instagram will compress the image and resize it for you.

In the end, this whole process only destroys the quality of the images. Luckily, we have a solution for that! In this article, we are going to describe how you can conveniently open Instagram photos and full size profile pictures with all their glory. So let’s go.

How to view full size photos on Instagram

Most Instagram users browse the timeline through the app, but unfortunately you cannot view the full size photos on the app. Instead, you can use your desktop or mobile browser for this act. The process of viewing full size images on mobile and PC is the same, so here we drop the steps.

  1. Open your browser and find the Instagram website. Now enter your account credentials.
  2. Since you cannot directly open the photo from your feed, go to the user’s profile and select your favorite photo that you want to see in full size.
  3. At the top you can see the URL of this image. Now just add media/?size=l to the end of the image URL to view it in full size or full size.
  4. Press the Enter key, and here is your image in real size!
  5. You can now save this image in full size by clicking on it with the right mouse button.
  6. Click on “Save image as” and voila!

Tip: To open a medium-sized image, add media/?size=m to the end of the image URL.

To open an image in thumbnail size, add media/?size=t at the end of the image URL.

How to open Instagram profile pictures in full size on PC?

Now that we already know how to open our favorite photos on Instagram in full size, what about the profile photo? We already know that Instagram only allows us to see the profile pictures of our friends and other people in a circular cropped version.

Even if you tap on the profile picture, you will only be able to see the user’s stories. What if we told you that you can actually see other users’ profile pictures in full size? Here’s how you can do it:

  1. Open the Instagram website and log in to your account.
  2. Now search for the account of the user whose profile picture you want to see.
  3. Just copy the username.
  4. Now open a new tab on the browser and go to!
  5. In the search bar, paste the username.
  6. Click on “Send”, and voila! You can now see your targeted user’s profile picture.

Information: This website works for all types of Instagram accounts, whether private or public. If you can’t see the full-size image, the user may have uploaded the low-res profile picture.

How to open a full size Instagram profile picture on iOS and Android?

If you are using an android or iOS device, you can quickly get your hands on full size user profile pictures. Let’s not talk too much and let’s dive straight into the steps:

  1. Go to the play store or app store and download the Queek app.
  2. Open the Queek app on your device and enter the username of the account whose profile picture you want to sneak.
  3. Now tap on the circular image to get the full size image of a profile picture.

Like the PC solution, this app also works for Instagram account types including private and public accounts.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why doesn’t Instagram show the full photo?

If the uploaded image does not match the aspect ratios, Instagram automatically crops it. When it comes to image quality, Instagram doesn’t reduce its resolution until it matches the aspect ratios.

How to upload a full size photo without cropping it?

Follow these steps to upload photo to Instagram without cropping:

  1. Download photo editor.
  2. First upload the image you want to share on Instagram in Photo Editor.
  3. Find the frames.
  4. Select Fit to Square.
  5. Confirm and save.
  6. Now upload the image to Instagram.

How to resize the photo on Instagram without cropping it?

Follow these three easy steps to resize photos for uploading to Instagram without even cropping them:

  1. Go to iResizer, and upload your image there.
  2. Mark the objects you want to protect from distortion on the image.
  3. Modify the aspect ratio, and voila!

Closing remarks

Whether you want to see a full size photo or find it interesting to download the photo in high quality, you are now familiar with this easy to use procedure! The browser method is more convenient since it involves viewing the profile picture in full size. However, if you think displaying profile pictures in the app is worth it, you can also opt for the Queek app option.