Articles tagged "instagram"

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The Broccoli Tree and the dangers of sharing photos of the places you love online

As photographers, we often share photos of our favorite locations, landscapes, and landmarks online. But what if your photos ultimately led to the destruction of those locations, landscapes, and landmarks? For one photographer in Sweden, that's exactly what happened.

UPDATED: Instagram is NOT bringing back the chronological feed

A report that Instagram was considering bringing back the chronological feed has been squashed by Instagram itself. Despite years of complaining, it seems IG has no interest in dumping the algorithmic feed.

Google enables HDR+ for Instagram and other apps on Google Pixel 2

Google's Visual Core image co-processor in the Google Pixel 2 has finally been activated, bringing the ability to use the phone's impressive HDR+ mode in third-party photo apps like Instagram.

This video shows that everyone takes the exact same Instagram travel photos

Photographer Oliver KMIA put together this tongue-in-cheek compilation that shows just how cliché the typical Instagram travel photo is—whether it's the passport shot, or one of those photos of a pretty girl leading the photographer by the hand.

Tourists are destroying New Zealand's iconic Lake Wanaka tree for Instagram photos

The tree lost a limb during the holidays last year, prompting the local government to put up signs. But if Instagrammers won't keep their distance, the tree might have to be protected with fencing.

Instagram rolls out 'Recommended Posts' feature, and users aren't happy

Instagram is rolling out its "recommended posts" to everybody now, and users who have already seen the new feature are taking to Twitter to voice their displeasure.

DPReview Instagram takeover: Barney's photos from Mexico

Have you followed us on Instagram yet? Now's a great time to, since over the next three days we'll be turning our account over to Barney, where he'll be sharing photos from a recent trip to central Mexico.

Instagram now lets you follow hashtags, is testing 'recommended' posts

A month after testing the feature with small groups, Instagram has launched the ability to follow hashtags at the same time as they're testing another new feature: a Recommended for You section.

VSCO reveals 'Messages' feature, takes on Instagram's DMs

VSCO Messages allows VSCO X subscribers and free users alike to share text, images, photo editing 'recipes', VSCO journal entries and more.

Instagram starts warning users about wildlife abuse when they search certain hashtags

In response to a NY Times article about how some traffickers were using Instagram as part of the illicit animal trade, Instagram has added a content advisory screen that pops up to warn users any time they search for hashtags "associated with harmful behavior to animals."

Instagram is testing a 'Regram' button and other major feature updates

Instagram may soon add a Regram button, GIF support, the ability to follow hashtags, and a whole lot more. All of these features are currently being tested with small batches of users.

Photographer sues Bruno Mars for posting childhood photo of himself on Instagram

Pop star Bruno Mars is being sued for posting a photo of himself as a kid on Instagram. The photographer who captured the portrait in 1989 says neither Mars nor his record label asked for permission before sharing the photograph through all of Mars' social media channels.

Instagram testing feature that lets you follow hashtags

Instagram is testing a new feature that lets you follow hashtags in addition to people, making it possible to keep track of your favorite #landscapes or #portraits without leaving your home feed.

This free app finally lets you post to Instagram from your computer

Windowed is a free app that lets you upload photos to Instagram straight from your Mac or PC—no tablet, smartphone, or complicated workaround required.

Instagram celebrates 800M users with update that takes on comment trolls

To celebrate hitting 800 million users (500 million active daily) Instagram just launched its most powerful commenting controls yet, allowing you to block individual users or specific groups from commenting on your photos.

Instagram is testing a four-photo grid, and some users are freaking out

Instagram is currently testing a major change to the app's profile layout: replacing the 3-photo across grid with a 4-photo grid... and some users are NOT taking the news well.

A website is selling Instagram users' private contact information

A website is selling Instagram users' private contact information for $10 per search. Worse yet, security experts who analyzed a sample of 10,000 allegedly stolen records say the data is legitimate.

Instagram Stories arrive on desktop, will soon support mobile web uploads

Instagram's latest update lets you view its popular Snapchat clone "Stories" on desktop or mobile browsers. And soon you'll be able to upload to Stories from mobile web, too.

Instagram adds portrait and landscape support for multi-photo posts

The latest Instagram update now lets you share portrait, landscape, OR square format photos in their multi-photo posts. The catch: you can't mix formats.

Instagram update adds threaded comment replies

Instagram just released a small update that will make a huge difference if you're active on the photo sharing app: threaded comment replies.

Instagram and Snapchat expected to hit $10B and $3B in revenue by 2019

Citi Research predicts that Snapchat and Instagram are going to bring in huge revenues by 2019. They believe Instagram will hit the $10 billion mark, with smaller Snapchat earning a not-insignificant $3 billion.

Lonely Planet unveils Instagram-like Trips app for sharing travel photos and tips

Travel guide publisher Lonely Planet just released a new Instagram-like app called Trips. The app lets you share photos from your adventures and, if you're interested, create travel guides of your own.

Renowned self-portrait photographer Cindy Sherman goes public on Instagram

Renowned self-portrait photographer and MacArthur Fellow Cindy Sherman has just gone public on Instagram—an occasion so momentous it earned a feature in the New York Times.

Apple joins Instagram to share top notch #ShotoniPhone photos

Apple has officially joined Instagram. If you're a fan of great iPhone photography, you'll definitely want to follow the tech company's new account for inspiration and the chance to have your own #ShotoniPhone photos featured.

Social Media Vs. Reality video calls out the most common Instagram lies

Anti-bullying organization Ditch the Label covers some of the most common, funniest, and also saddest 'Insta Lies' people share through the popular photo sharing service. Any of these look familiar to you?

Another study finds Instagram is terrible for youth mental health

Anti-bullying organization Ditch the Label's Annual Bullying Survey 2017 reveals yet again that Instagram, more so than any other social network, has the worst effect on youth mental health.

Photographer duo captures incredibly creative architecture portraits

Artistic duo Daniel Rueda and Anna Devis travel the world capturing creative photos of each other interacting with beautiful, odd and otherwise interesting architecture.

No, you can't use my photos on your brand's Instagram for free

A dispute between a successful photographer and a small brand over photo use on Instagram quickly turned ugly, revealing just how insulting these conversations can get.

This restaurant is giving out 'Instagram Kits' to help you take better food photos

London restaurant Dirty Bones is giving 'Instagram Kits' to patrons who want to take better photos of their food. The kit includes a portable LED camera light, multi-device charger, clip-on wide angle camera lens and a selfie stick.

How Instagram's algorithm learns from your likes to keep you coming back

Instagram's infamous algorithm is 'keeping an eye on you,' tracking your activity and honing your personal 'Explore' tab until you're totally hooked.

Instagram's new AI-powered comment filter tackles trolls and spam

Instagram has just rolled out a new AI-based comment filter that uses deep learning to identify and scrub nasty comments from your photos.

Instagram is testing 'favorites' list to make private sharing easier

Instagram has started testing a new feature called 'favorites' that enables users to share photos with only certain people. Only a small number of users have access to the feature at this time, though it may roll out to everyone in the future.

There's no 'right way' to use Instagram as a professional

Rangefinder magazine asked five professional portrait and wedding photographers about posting on Instagram; no surprise, they got five different answers.

You can now share live video replays to Instagram Stories

Since its introduction in November last year Instagram's live streaming feature has been used by millions, but videos could not be archived for watching at a later stage. A new update has now added the capability.

Researchers let AI loose on 100 million Instagram photos to study style

Yellow shirts were big around the time of the 2014 World Cup, and red hats are on trend in December.

Instagram added an Archive feature to help you de-clutter your profile

Suddenly there's a place for those cat photos that are too precious to delete but don't reflect well on your personal 'brand.'

'Cloud eggs' trending on Instagram, were invented over 350 years ago

Turns out, the newest hipster food fad on every hipster's favorite social media platform isn't really new - but it's still darn tasty.

Instagram is testing a feature that will let you hide/archive photos

Make those old photos disappear without deleting them forever.

Instagram gets Snapchat-style face filters and the transformation is practically complete

Instagram's slow morph into Snapchat is all but finished with the addition of goofy augmented reality filters.

Instagram implements image upload through mobile site

Instagram's mobile website has been updated to allow for image upload without installing the Instagram app on a mobile device.

Kendall Jenner reportedly made $250k from one Fyre Fest Instagram post

How much can you charge for a single image? If you're Kendall Jenner, a whole lot.

Instagram will soon let you book photographers and other services directly in the app

Business accounts will soon be able to add a booking option to their Instagram profile, allowing potential customers to schedule appointments directly through the app. Read more

Instagram carousel-style posts are finally here for everyone

A feature previously reserved for advertisers, slideshow-style posts with multiple images are finally coming to regular schmoes like us. Read more

Instagram terms and conditions rewritten in simple language for teens

Law firm Schillings was recently tapped by the UK’s Children’s Commission to rewrite Instagram’s Terms and Conditions in simplified, child-friendly language. Read more

Instagram introduces comment-control features

Instagram has announced a number of new features that should make the mobile image sharing platform a more pleasant environment to browse. Read more

Instagram officially launches 'save draft' feature

After months of testing, Instagram has launched a 'save as draft' feature. Learn more

Getty Images and Instagram announce grant winners

Getty Images and Instagram have announced the winners of the second annual Getty Images Instagram Grant, a program founded to support photographers using Instagram to document stories from underrepresented communities around the world. Read more

Instagram is working on iPhone 7-specific features

The new Apple iPhone 7 models were only unveiled yesterday but app developers, such as Instagram, are already hard at work to integrate the new features into their code. Read more

Instagram profiles reveal user depression in new machine learning study

A team from the University of Vermont and Harvard University were able to identify signs of depression based off an Instagram profile’s photos, metadata, and things like facial recognition. Read more

Instagram Stories launch as 'disappearing' photo and video slideshows

Instagram has taken inspiration from Snapchat and launched a new feature called Stories. Read more

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