It’s still not clear what will happen to instagram. The photo-sharing service, now that it has been acquired by Facebook for $1 billion. The social networking giant insists. Instagram will run as an independent, standalone service, but changes are always a possibility. The mere notation of instagram adopting a Facebook-style piracy policy has some wondering if they should take their photo sharing elsewhere.Fortunately, Instagram users who concerned about the app’s future have plenty of instagram alternatives to choose from. One possible instagram alternative, is Facebook Camera, a free photo-browsing and sharing app, complete with a range of filters that Facebook launched shortly after its acquisition of Instragram announced(without any response from the smaller firm ). But if Facebook connection is what’s driving you away from Instragram, that would not do.
Instead, here are six great Instagram alternatives to consider, each promising mobility, social features, and filters and effects of their own. Consider these apps as instagram alternatives to fill the potential Instragram void.
Like lo-fi filters but want an option that’s not affiliated with Facebook? Nevercenter’s CameraBag offers an array of vintage camera effects that we can use without any social-networking obligation. Double-tapping on the 15 available filters reprocess the photo, sometimes subtly and sometimes dramatically. We can do this several times on each image for dozens of variation on the original filters.
We can share our photos with friends via email and save them to our camera Roll. We can also interact with other CameraBag users in CameraBag Flickr Group.
Hipstamatic has been a staple of App Store for years, thanks to its unique take on the vintage camera look, its incredible versatility and its controls.
Instead of applying filters, as with other apps, with Hipstamatic we get a variety of lenses, film, and flash types to shot with. Which we can then augment with in-app purchases. The program also integrates Sharing, both through social networks and with the Hipstamatic community.
In addition to sharing via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, and Flickr, we can interact with. Other users thought contests and shared photo albums. Hipstamatic also has its own cloud service for saving images, and a print lab so users can easily order prints of their favorite shots.
3. Magic Hour
Kiwiple’s Magic Hour- Camera & Unlimited Filter is definitely worth a look for hardcore filter lovers. The app gives us 40 filters to start with, plus access to an in-app Filter Market where we can download more filters at no additional cost. Magic Hour also lets us customize our own filters and share them with others through the filter market.
Social butterflies will like the way magic Hour works seamlessly with a lot of social and sharing platform – Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, Flickr, Tumblr, and Posterous, to be exact – and also offers easy uploading to Evernote and Drop box. It does not have a standalone network or feed, though.
If you like easy sharing options but dislike the washed-out vintage look, and would prefer higher-quality tools. East Coast Pixels PhotoToaster is a solid compromise.
The app focuses on general photo editing features, We can crop, rotate, and flip images straight from the tools menu.
Start with our basic edits, then choose between three sets of automatic filters: basic, Supreme, and deluxe. Each filter set has a handful of specific filters, with basic yielding the simplest filters and deluxe housing the most extreme. Once we have set our base, you can move on to tweak lighting, edit contrast, add a vignette and choose a complementary border.
PIXLR-O-MATIC also Known as the ‘darkroom app,’ Autodesk’s pixlr-o-matic lets us combine photo effects to customize the image in different ways.
our default film roll comes with 26 filters to choose from, and after we select our base effect, We can pick from 30 light settings and give it a border. A 69p upgrade promises complete access to a catalog of effects and overlays.
Pixlr-o-matic stands for its built-in image-sharing service. Each image we publish gets a link that we can share at our leisure. This gives us control over who sees our photo and how it gets used.
Since it requires Facebook or Twitter integration to work, RadiumOne Labs’ Via.me may not be the first choice for users put off by instagram’s Facebook connection. But for Twitter’s happy crowd, it may be the way to go.
Once we have linked our via.me profile to our Facebook or Twitter account, we can opt out of posting to these: Just tap either button before tap post, and our photo will go to our via.me feed. We can follow friends, keep track of everyone’s posts on a centralized feed, explore other users’ profiles and comment on photos from IOS device. Additionally, we can upload video and sound clips – giving this app more of a Tumblr feel, but with Instagram- like features, including 17 filters named after major cities.