Instagram is a photo-sharing application that allows users to take and upload photos, apply a filters, and share it with the world! The program provides a unique feature to individualize each photo you take. With over 15 different filters to choose from, you can have your photo look like a vintage 1977 clip or a black and white masterpiece. The availability to explore and share photos has made this app one of the fastest growing social apps out there.
Launching back in October of 201o, Instagram recently came into the popularity stream when Facebook purchased the company, and it’s employees for $1 billion dollars. It was also named the 2011 top iPhone app of the year by Apple.
Getting Started: You can download the free app on both Apple and Android devices.
Photos: You have the option to either take pictures within the app or use photos that you have on your camera roll. The photos are all square, similar to old Polaroid images.
Manipulation: There are 18 different filters you can chose from to make your picture look retro, futuristic or anything in between.
Social Sharing: You can currently share your photos on Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, Tumblr, Posterous, and Foresquare. Under settings, you can add your user names for your social networks.
Followers: You can find, invite, and search for friends and users on Instagram. With the “Find” friends option, the app will search for your friends from your connected social networks. You can even search for friends right from the contact list on your device.
Once you have set up your account and followed some friends, you can browse through their photos, select favorites, and start sharing photos of all the neat things going on at your library!
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