|Amelia waits for the next adoring patron|
Thursday, May 29, 2014
23 Mobile Things - Thing #10 - Sharing Photos
I decided to try Instagram for this thing ... mostly because I know more people who are using Instagram than Snapchat. Considering all of the fuss I've heard about this app, I was prepared to be impressed. However, I may have raised my expectations a bit too high because I found myself thinking "is that it?" when I was working with this app. The filters and editing gadgets were interesting but not something I would really want to use on most of my photos. It was easy to send a photo directly to another Instagram user, but many steps to send it to anyone who doesn't have an Instagram account. Of the people I know who have Instagram accounts, most seem to be posting all of their photos directly to Facebook (so following their account gives you the same photos in two spots). If I used my camera phone more, I might enjoy this app ... but generally, if I want a nice picture to share with someone, I'll reach for one of my cameras to take the shot and send it via email or Facebook.
Here's a photo with some of the Instagram tricks applied that I took of our library's pet turtle.