Instagram lets you take photos with your iPhone, apply a few special effects and share them with family friends on its own social network.
The app has become extremely popular thanks to its nice interface design, ease of use and perfect integration with other social networks. Instagram not only allows you to create great shots out of perfectly ordinary photos, but also share them with a community of followers.
After installing Instagram, you need to create an user account in order to share photos. Right after that, you’re ready to start taking photos and share them online. Besides the Instagram network, you can also post your images to Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, Tumblr and Foursquare – too bad Posterous is not included here.
The best thing about Instagram is the filters included in the program. There are twelve to choose from (Lomo-fi, Earlybird, Lily, Apollo, Nashville, 1977...) with different color, brightness and lighthing effects. If chosen wisely, you can obtain really awesome results.
So, is there a catch? The answer is unfortunately yes. Instagram saves photos at a maximum resolution of 600 x 600 pixels, which makes no sense since the iPhone’s camera is capable of much better quality.
If you don’t mind the low resolution, Instagram is an excellent app to create original, awesome photos and share them online in several social networks.