Instagram got its popularity these days. It’s exclussively available only for Phone, iPad, and iPod touch users. Just to remind you, Instagram got its 150,000,000 photos uploaded to the service last August. Also, Klout made Instagram as one of the Klout score factors.
There are some similar services offer what Instagram offers, for example Streamzoo, Shnap and picplz. They might not exactly the same, but they share some similar features. I use Instagram as my primary mobile photography activity. I’m still using Flickr anyway and even Instagram — picplz has this feature too — offers direct upload to Flickr, I decided not to use it.
As I said earlier, I use Instagram. I’ve tried picplz too. You probably love the way how you edit your photos using filters provided by Instagram, or picplz. picplz offers some filters and I think they’re great. I want to show you some picplz filters in action here. And, these are some basic information about technical condition:
- Taken using iPhone 4 (using iOS 5)
- I use picplz (Version 1.7.1) for iPhone
In this following photos (with filters), I use a photo taken using iPhone 4 camera without any image editing. Here’s the original photo.
Before sending a photo to picplz, you can manipulate it with some filters like “Russian Toy Camera”, “The 70s”, “Little Plastic Lens”, “High Contrast Monochrome”, and more. When I tested, there are 17 different filters. Most of them are just another filter variations, by having “border” and “no border” filters. Of course, you can send your photos edited by external photo editing applications on your phone and send it to picplz.
I only did some basic actions:
- Import photo from Camera Roll to picplz
- Apply a filter
- Send it directly to picplz (and to Flickr so that I can embed it to this article)
- Photos sent in “Highest quality” setting
Now, take your time to see picplz photo filters. This article has some pages so that you don’t need to upload all photos in one page. Just use the navigation at the bottom of the article.