- Good-looking layout
- Largest photo sharing social network
- Cool effects
- Integration with Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr
- We're missing more editing features
- It should be faster loading pictures
Instagram is the largest photo sharing social network
[UPDATE 06/21/2013] Instagram now features video sharing. Thanks to this brand new feature, users can record a 15-seconds max. video, apply filters and frames to it and then post it on their timeline. In addition, it comes with video stabilization feature that guarantees high-quality results.
Instagram makes things easier to share your moments, just in a few steps.
Step 1, you need to sign up with a username, e-mail and password, that's all you need. Later, you'll be able to edit it, add your real name, profile picture and bio. Facebook Connect is obviously supported.
Step 2: follow friends. After registration it asks you to grant access to Facebook and Twitter. If you allow it, you'll see who of your friends on that social networks are already using Instagram. Just follow them. You can also search friends by username or even search by tags.
Step 3: Using the app. Instagram app has been set in a user-friendly interface. Its keystone is the 5-tabs bottom bar. First tab is "home" where you can see your posted pictures and interactions. Next is "Popular" tab. There you will find a constantly-updated 6x4 grid of most popular pictures of the moment.
Central button is for posting pictures either taking it from your gallery or taking it from your camera. After selecting a picture you can apply up to 18 different filters, correct brightness, add/remove frame and rotate the picture. Once you've finished editing you just need to upload it and add comments and tags. You can instant share it to Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Foursquare, as well as enable geo-tagging.
"News" tab is the activity tab where you can see your personal activity and the activity of people you follow. Finally, last tab "Me" is your profile view: photos posted, followers and following.
Ease of use, cute layout, cool effects, high social integration and the largest photo sharing social network. What else did you expect? Well, we expected it to be bit faster loading pictures and even more editing options. Besides that, must-have.
Over 150 million users love Instagram!
It's a simple way to capture and share the world's moments on your iPhone. Customize your photos and videos with one of several gorgeous and custom built filter effects. Transform everyday moments into works of art you'll want to share with friends and family.
Share your photos and videos with friends and followers in a photo feed, or send posts directly to your friends.
Follow what your friends post with the click of a single button. Every time you open up Instagram, you'll see new photos and videos from your closest friends, and creative people from around the world.
• 100% free custom designed filters: XPro-II, Earlybird, Rise, Amaro, Hudson, Lo-fi, Sutro, Toaster, Brannan, Inkwell, Walden, Hefe, Nashville, 1977, and others.
• Video recording with breathtaking cinematic stabilization.
• Linear and Radial Tilt-Shift blur effects for extra depth of field
• Instant sharing to Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Tumblr and Foursquare
• Unlimited uploads
• Send photos and videos directly to friends
• Interact with friends through giving & receiving likes and comments
• Full iPhone 4 front & back camera support
• And much much more...
Improved Lux! Strengthen or soften your photos with a custom slider.
Instagram is really awesome and even more sophisticated than Pinterest.