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Review: Layout is an OK free collage maker from Instagram

March 24, 2015 – 5:44 pm | Edit Post
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We take a look at Layout from Instagram, a new, free iPhone photo app that will easily create some very nice photo collages. It’s easy to use and will meet a lot of people’s needs if you want quick and dirty.

Friday Talkback: Ads on Instagram

September 13, 2013 – 7:53 am | Edit Post

Today, you’re the pundits. What do you think of Instagram running ads on the platform? Will it affect how much you use Instagram? Does it even matter any more?

Goodbye Insta Apps. Instagram Puts the Hammer Down.

August 21, 2013 – 5:29 pm | Edit Post
Statigram, screen, Instagram

Instagram has recently updated its brand guidelines. Developers of many third-party Instagram support apps can no longer use “Insta” or “Gram” in the names if they wish to continue using the APIs and linking to the mammoth social network.

Combo Apps: The Videogram Hype Direction, by Tina Rice

August 17, 2013 – 4:25 pm | Edit Post
iphone video, Instagram, Vine, Tina Rice

With the recent introduction of short video clips on Instagram, Combo Apps blogger Tina Rice has written a great post covering many iPhone videography apps that we don’t cover here that’s worth a look.

Instagram 4.1 Update Out Now! Import Video and Auto-Straighten Photos!

August 7, 2013 – 7:58 pm | Edit Post
Instagram, 4.1, updated, import video, auto-straighten

Instagram was updated today. You can now import videos from your camera roll. Plus, Instagram can now instantly and automatically straighten your photos when you take them using the Instagram app.

Photo App Review: New Landcam is Sleek, Easy, and Low Res

July 31, 2013 – 4:40 am | Edit Post
iPhone photo app Landcam

My review of Landcam. For an Instagram front-end app, there’s a lot that’s good here. It’s pretty to look at and easy to use, but can be limiting when you actually get your hands dirty with it. I like aspects of the app, but overall, Landcam leaves me wanting more.

Cool Link: A Semi-Philosophical Reflection on InstaGram & Hipstamatic

June 24, 2013 – 7:46 pm | Edit Post
Hipstamatic, John S

In case you missed it elsewhere, here’s a great musing by another iPhoneographer/Graphic Designer, Ted Villa, posted to his blog ExUrban. It’s great piece more about the visceral aspect of shooting with Hipstamatic and Instagram and less about the technical aspect.

Weekend Updates for June 22, 2013: Instagram, PhotoStation, VSCO Cam, CameraBag 2 and more

June 23, 2013 – 1:18 pm | Edit Post
App Store photo app updates, iPhone

Instagram, PhotoStation, VSCO Cam, CameraBag 2 and more — here’s a roundup of some of this week’s more significant photo app updates.

Facebook Announces Instagram Video

June 20, 2013 – 1:23 pm | Edit Post

At their mysterious “new product” event, Facebook announced Instagram video. This is a huge new feature for Instagram that raises the stakes in the Facebook vs. Twitter wars.

Using Squaready to Crop Instagram Pics

December 27, 2012 – 7:47 am | Edit Post
squaready, crop instagram photos

Squaready Pro is an easy to use utility that crops a photo into square format, then lets you easily share it straight to Instagram. It not only crops down, but lets you shrink full landscape or portrait photos into the frame.

Instagram Update: We’re Sorry So Here’s a New Filter

December 21, 2012 – 1:17 am | Edit Post
Instagram, for iPhone

Those of us who have stuck with Instagram this week have been rewarded with a new update. Instagram 3.4.0 gets a new filter, Mayfair, and a bit of former functionality gets restored. Still a lot that hasn’t been restored.

“Thank you, and we’re listening” – Instagram Responds

December 18, 2012 – 4:38 pm | Edit Post

In a new post on blog.instagram, Mr. Systrom offers acknowledgement of the outcry of the community, further explanations for the relevant new clauses, and announces that Instagram will remove the language in the new Terms of Use concerning whether or not your photos can be part of an advertisement.