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Instagram Makes iPhoneography Exciting

September 17, 2011

I admit as soon as Instagram’s uploads started appearing in my Facebook feed, I was intrigued. After a couple of weeks of peaking at my friends uploads I signed up and it’s quickly become my latest addiction.

Instagram adds a much-needed visual boost to iPhone photos by giving users old school dark room filters that add instant drama to their otherwise “ordinary” pictures. I like looking through uploads my friends have made after a fun night and seeing how different the night looks not only through their eyes but with the dramatic effects. The Wall Street Journal had a great brief article on how Instagram’s retelling the tales of the runway.

If you have an iPhone I highly recommended you download it– I mean, why not? It’s fun, it’s free and visually entertaining. Here are a couple of things that take Instagram one step further:

View Instagram Online

Inkstagram lets you view your Instagram profile on the big screen, or at least on a bigger screen than your iPhone.

http://inkstagram.com

Get More Filter Options

While the 15 preinstalled fliters are great, the 100 Cameras in 1 does exactly that’s named for.

For iPhone photographers who want more options, the 100 Cameras in 1 app ($1) has 100 poetically named effects that you can mix and match. Downloaders can take a photo, edit it in 100 Cameras in 1, and then export it directly to Instagram.

100 Cameras in 1

Print Instantly At Parties

Instaprint would be the lovechild of your classic photobooth and well Instagram! Party-goers have hard prints of their Instagrams instantly at your next party with this great service. (check their availability by e-mailing instaprint@breakfastny.com),

Instaprint

Make Stickers and Posters

Printstagram will turn your Instagram photos into a book of 252 little stickers ($10). If tiny doesn’t do it for you, go big with a 20-by40-inch poster of your tiled Instagram images ($25).

If you’d prefer to print your own fun projects, check out the free templates from Printsgram. It will automatically layout your Instagram photos in the templates and let you download the PDF.

Printstagram.com

Printsgram.com

Send a Real Postcard

I personally love postcards and am tempting to just try this one and send a couple real instagram postcards to myself during my next vacation! The Postagram iOS app will turn your Instagram image into a real postcard, add your custom message, and send it in the snail mail to whatever address you enter. The app is free but each postcard costs $1. You’re not limited to sending Instagram images—you can choose any shot from your Photo Album.

Postagram

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. December 7, 2011 10:56 AM

    Great post, Ely! I’m with you 100% — totally enthralled by Instagram. I do an overview of it you might be interested in at: http://rsmithing.wordpress.com/2011/10/11/getting-social-and-a-bit-about-instagram — stop by and say hi! Also, I’ve got another IG post in the works and will be sending a trackback your way, too. See you on IG!

    • December 7, 2011 12:30 PM

      Thanks for reading!!! Yes Instagram’s my latest obsession! Makes sharing photos so much more fun! I’ll be sure to read your overview as well. BIG THANKS for the follows!

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