Instagram Term Paper

Topics: Photography, App Store, IPhone Pages: 5 (1193 words) Published: November 24, 2012
Tagbilaran City, Bohol

(Android Application)

A term paper submitted in partial fulfillment of the
Requirements for the degree of


Josie Marie Mosqueda
Edralyn Tutor



Today the folks responsible for one of the most popular social photography apps in the world have brought that entertainment to Android– and here we’re going to review it! What you’ll find is that this app is extremely similar to the iOS version, it having the ability to snap photos, edit them in brief, and send them out to several social networks. This Android version is said to be superior to the iOS version in several ways by its developers. This app got extremely popular on iOS because it allowed (and still allows) you to do three different activities in one app – photography, sharing, and editing of photos. Here on Android you’ve got several of those abilities built in – the HTC One series in-particular has some pretty amazing photo editing, taking, and sharing abilities.


An important application for the tech-savvy crowd, Instagrams are all about the beauty of capturing moments through man-made lenses and sharing it with your near and dear! As Will Smith says “ Life is not about number of breadths you take, it is about number of moments take your breath away”. Moments like that don’t happen everyday, but can be captured and cherished for the rest of your lives, thanks to the app called Instagram! Instagrams are solely for the Apple person, that is compatible with Iphones, Ipads, Ipod Touch with an iOS version of 3.1.2 or above. Instagram, the popular photo sharing application which gained prominence on iOS – is now available for Android. Complete with a beautiful user interface and a full feature-set, it seems to have been worth the nail biting. It is a free photo sharing application which helps you to click pictures, apply fresh effects on them using their inbuilt filters and then post it online on any social networking site like Foursquare, Facebook, Twitter, Flickr etc. A list of the most popular filters are the Walden Filter, the X Pro II, the Lomo-Fi, the Brannan, the Hefe, the Earlybird, the Sutro, the Poprocket, the Nashville and the Gotham.


Below is a short Infographic on Instagram’s history.



Felling the walled garden
Instagram and Hipstamatic, a digital photography application for iOS devices, entered into a partnership that would allow photos from the app to be directly ported into Instagram. “I’m a huge fan of what Hipstamatic is doing and all they’ve accomplished,” Systrom said.  “They were iPhone App of the Year in 2010 and we got 2011. We have a huge amount of respect for that whole team both as fellow photographers and entrepreneurs.” “Really it comes down to this: People post Hipstamatic photos on Instagram all the time, and we just want to make that experience easier.”

Pictures paint more than a thousand words
Instagram already has seven million users all over the world and the number is only going to get bigger when the Android app launches.  There are loads of awesome photos available on Instagram today and these photos are inspiring others to follow suit.

Taking Photos with Instagram
Instagram has a built-in camera function, making it easy to quickly snap a photo to share in the app. You can also pull photos directly from your iPhone photo library, so you can share older photos taken with your iPhone or photos synced from your iPhoto library on your computer. All Instagram photos are square, so after you take or select a shot you are presented with an easy interface to scale and crop it.

Transforming Photos with Instagram
After your photo is cropped, you can transform the look of it with a variety of filters. Most of the filters are designed to give your photo a vintage look, bringing back polaroids and old black-and-white...
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