82points

Instagram

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Instagram review: 27 facts and highlights

Instagram
Instagram
82
points

Why is Instagram better than the average?

  • Higher rating on Google Play
    4.5vs4.31
  • more languages supported
    26vs8.45
  • Social network users
    800 millionvs497.5 million
  • more estimated monthly users
    800mvs409m

Key features and highlights

General info

1.Higher rating on the App Store

3.5

The app has a higher rating on Apple’s App Store (rating from all versions), showing the overall quality of the app and user satisfaction. The lowest score is 1, with 5 being the highest.

Best

Text Camera

5

2.Ad-free
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Adverts can be distracting and obtrusive. Apps and blogs without ads are more aesthetically pleasing, nicer to use, and make the content stand out.

For example

EyeEm

3.Free application
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You can download the app for free, from platforms such as Google Play or the App Store.

4.Higher rating on Google Play

4.5

The app has a higher rating on Google Play, showing the overall quality of the app and user satisfaction. The lowest score is 1, with 5 being the highest.

Best

PicSay Pro

4.7

5.Is compatible with Android
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It is compatible with a range of Android devices such as smartphones and tablets.

6. smaller app size (iOS app)

62.4MB

A smaller size means that the app will take up less space on your Apple device. This leaves more space for other apps, as well as other data such as photos and music.

Best

Fhotoroom

6.1MB

Photography

1.Can rotate the image
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This can be used to rotate the image for an interesting effect, or more commonly to correct the image if it is at a slight angle.

2.Can adjust contrast
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Adjusting the contrast affects the difference between light and dark areas of the image. You can fine tune it to meet your needs, such as increasing the contrast to make your subject stand out more.

3.Can adjust brightness
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If your photo is too bright or dark, you can adjust the brightness in order to get a well-balanced image.

4.Can adjust saturation
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Saturation refers to the intensity of colors. It is measured on a scale ranging from 0% (black and white) to 100% (pure colors) at a constant level of brightness. Images with high levels of saturation have vivid colors, while unsaturated images appear greyish.

5.Can capture photos
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You can take photos within the app. This allows you to do everything from capturing the image to editing all within one app, instead of having to import an image taken with another camera application.

Effects

1.number of filters

23

Filters allow you to apply effects to your image with one touch, usually with a range of effects such as retro films or sketches.

Best

PicsPlay Pro

200

2.Has tilt shift
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Tilt shift is a technique which can be used to achieve the “diorama” effect, whereby you can make normal images look as if they were taken of small models. It works by applying a blur to parts of the image which simulates a shallower depth of field, even on objects far away.

3.Captioning
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You can add captions and titles to your photos.

4.Has live filters
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When taking a picture with the app, you can preview your next photo with the filter already applied. This means you can choose a filter that compliments the scene before you capture the image, rather than applying it later.

Social features

1.Integrates with social networks
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It allows you to share information to popular social networks.

2.Has photo challenges
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Users are given regular challenges to complete such as taking a photo of a particular place or object, with the best ones being singled out for exposure and sometimes prizes.

3.Is a social network
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It is a social network, which has features such as commenting and tagging. This means you can share content quickly and easily and engage with a community.

4.Has privacy options
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You can change your privacy settings so that not all content is available for public viewing.

5.social network users

800 million

The social network has a higher number of users, indicating it is a more popular platform. This makes it easier to find content you like and to interact with other people.

Best

Facebook Camera

1100 million

Features

1.Has geotagging
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You can tag your photos/videos at the specific location where you took them. This gives you another way to organise them, and also makes them more discoverable by other people.

2.Can create collages
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You can create collages using lots of your images, usually with custom frames and shapes.

3.Shows when a user was last active
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You can see activity history, eg. “User last active yesterday at 9:30.”

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