Instagram – A Photo App ReviewiOS Apps — By Naveen Vaidhya on December 22, 2011 at 8:43 am
Long gone are the days where people used to use those boxy cameras that were used in birthday shoots or modeling shoots.Don’t we still love those images that were captured from 1970 types of camera.
That technology is still available in many cameras but can we really take those cameras and roam everywhere? No sir you cant and this is where the Instagram a free iPhone app comes into play. We know the good camera quality of iPhone but we cant edit and share those photos amongst endless users.
Signing up and Interface:
Signing up on Instagram is quite easy and fast. Just enter your email ID, desired username and a password and you are done!
The interface is very clean and easy to use. Main screen has the photos section. Down are the 5 icons, which are: Live photo feed from friends, most popular photos on Instagram, notifications center and users profile in Instagram.
How to Use:
Touch on the Share button and you will be able to capture photos or even share the one in the phone (the app even allows to use the secondary camera.) Select a photo you apple any one of the fourteen filters with fancy names like ‘Lord Kelvin’ and ‘Poprocket’. All have different themes that will make your photo look like it is captured from Polaroid snapper from 1970s.
After filtering click on the enlargeAfter to enter details about the images like the location, captioning, and the social media you want it to share. That includes Flickr, Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare, Tumblr and Posterous. These many accounts can be linked on the Instagram.
The image also gets uploaded on the official site of the app wherein users can comment and link the photo with the help of the Instagram app from your iPhone. Sadly there is no toggling option and this means the pictures you upload can be either public or private.
Instagram is the best photo sharing iPhone app for hipsters who are searching for Polaroid wistful. The filters are limited but the functionality of the app is very easy and socially good. Even though you are not keen on uploading or filtering photo the app is worth downloading for scrolling innovative images. By the way did I mention its ‘App of the Year 2011’?