The recent merger between the people who created the Instagram app and Facebook has a great deal of the blogosphere buzzing, but what does this mean to you? For the most part, it only means that Instagram has gotten even better! More and more people are using this photo-sharing, photo manipulation application to document their day to day lives for their friends, and if you have been hesitant about joining the fun, it’s time to jump in! Instagram rocks, and check the five top reasons why!
Instagram’s filters make all the difference. Without them, you might as well be sending your friends random pictures that you snap throughout the day! There are currently quite a few Instagram filters that are available, but with the advent of the Facebook presence, there are sure to be more fairly soon. You can use these filters to give your photos a gorgeous look. For example, if you want a very artistic look for your photo, consider Sutro, which enhances your browns and your purples, giving you a slightly antiquated effect. If you want to create a gorgeously sharp black and white picture, use the Inkwell feature, which also has the effect of mitigating bad lighting in the original photo.
Instagram is an app that is entirely free. You can pick it up from the app store and start using it immediately at absolutely no cost to you. While there are similar apps, like Hipstamatic and CameraBag, you’ll find that these apps cost money. In addition to this, these apps don’t offer you more functionality than Instagram. Instagram is free and will remain free for the foreseeable future, so if you want to grab your phone and start snapping, this is the right one for you!
Tagging on Facebook
One of the best things about Facebook is that it allows people to tag each other’s photos. You never know exactly who is going to turn up on Facebook, and you’ll find that the recent merger makes it even easier to find people who have been in your pics or who were in pics that you were interested in. You can use Instagram to open up your life to more interesting people.
Sharing with Friends and Family
If you are like many people, you have friends and family all over the place. Even if you love someone very much, you’ll find that it can be hard to keep track of what is going on in their day to day life. You might hear about the most important aspects of their lives, but what about the more simple day to day details. This is where Instagram comes in. Instagram lets you take a picture, apply a filter and post a picture in the space of a few seconds. Share your life with your loved ones using Instagram, and allow them to share their lives with you!
The key regarding Instagram’s success is the ability to create your own profile and to share your work. Create your profile and make sure that people understand who you are and what these photos mean to you. This takes time and effort, but at the end of the day you may end up as one of the many Instagram users who have hundreds, if not thousands, of followers. Make your profile and use it to introduce your work to the world.
Instagram is a great choice when you are looking to share, learn and grow!
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