Instagram finally has a native web viewer for their users. My profile has just added,
looks like Facebook meets the Instagram app.
Below is a round-up of the last 9 Instagram photos. I’ll post a link to them every 9 photos.
I recently began posting non-iPhone photos to my Instagram feed
These have mainly been taken with a Canon DSLR, most of the photos would have been impossible to take using an iPhone, fast shutter speeds, compressed perspective with a long lens.
Screen grab from my last 16 images posted to Instagram. The top 10 were with a DSLR.
I’m still not certain it is the correct thing to do or whether it should be iPhone only. Its a great service to get your photos out there, sharing and commenting in the social way.
What does everyone think – iPhone only or any photo you have taken?
A previous post about Hipstamatic and a comment from a reader got me searching the photo archives trying to reproduce a certain style of photo. This led me to playing with Instagram but not wanting to share the photos. Here is how it can be done. (on an iPhone) – other phones I assume would be similar.
Firstly you need to open the Settings screen and turn the phone into Airplane Mode, this disables all communication from the phone to the internet.
Load any photo you want to “filter” into Instagram, select the filter you want and click the Green tick, on the screen at the bottom.
On the next screen where you normally enter your comment and #hashtags, leave it blank and click share.
The upload will fail to post to Instagram because your in Airplane Mode.
Now you need to click the “X” to to cancel the upload. Instagram will still have saved the image to your camera roll. The only thing left to do is turn Airplane Mode off and have your phone back to normal.
The photo is now in your camera roll for you to share as you wish. Hopefully this has helped anyone who wants to edit with Instagram but not share the photos.
The debate at the moment is should I use Instagram for sharing only photos taken with a mobile device, which for me is an iPhone. Or should it simply be a sharing app for sharing all things photography, in which case I will start sharing my sporting images that were taken using a DSLR.
Decision made – to share from any camera, Instagram will be my primary photo sharing facility. instead of photos sitting on my hard drive they will at least see daylight. The great thing about instagram is the image size that is shared, very small and cannot be used to print very big. In terms of copyright I believe this to be win/win. Sharing photos while still retaining original full size images. So over the next few weeks I will start to post from the sporting archive. If your interested, load up the instagram app and search for “gregm” Or to visit using a webpage use Webstagram