Given our intellectual capacity to pay attention for at most 8 seconds, it is no wonder that image-focused social channels such as Instagram are popular. Of course, like any social media channel, merely posting a pretty picture will not guarantee you a bevy of likes and exposure.

Albeit your kitten dressed up as a bunny is intrinsically more endearing than tuna casserole, the casserole may win more likes if the image incorporates certain characteristics. Check out this infographic from Curalate to see which features will win you more likes and exposure on Instagram, and which ones are as attractive as painful selfies:

best practices for instagram images

Infographic found via Social Media Today.