New to Instagram... importing photos

Wingsley

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MY HARDWARE:
Lenovo-Motorola Moto G4 Play smartphone, 2 GB RAM, running Android 6, Google Docs, Drive, etc.
Apple iMac (late-2013) Core i5 2.9 GHz, 8 GB RAM, 1 TB HDD, running MacOS 10.12 Sierra and iPhoto 9.6.1
Canon EOS Digital Rebel T3 SLR

I just started using Instagram on my (less expensive) Android smartphone.

Sometimes I scan-in old photos and other documents. Sometimes I take photos with my Canon SLR.

I cannot figure out how to take images that are not smartphone photos and bring them into Google Photos, Instagram or Google Contacts (so I can take an image and associate it with a contact).

I especially want to be able to take an SLR photo or scanned image and be able to place it in Instagram.

I am mystified at how to do this. I have my Gmail account set up on the Moto, but e-mailing an image to myself does not help. I can't do anything with it on the smartphone.

What can I do?
 

kenoh

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AFAIK you can only upload from a mobile device to Instagram. There are plug ins for the likes of. Lightroom but they break frequently when any of the components are updated etc.

The way I do it is I upload to Flickr which is where I keep my least crap images. Then on my phone I goto flickr app and export to Instagram from there.

I then have a text file.on my drop box account with usual hashtags I use and I copy and paste them in from there.

I would be open to other advice on making this smoother too.

Maybe Google Drive has that export or share functionality to put it in Instagram?
 

Wingsley

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Maybe Google Drive has that export or share functionality to put it in Instagram?
I know that if you can find a way to get it into Google Photos, you can move it from there onto Instagram...
 
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