Articles tagged "instagram"

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Instagram leak claims post re-sharing feature is in testing

A new report from The Verge claims Instagram is currently testing a feature that allows users to re-share posts to their own account feeds.

Instagram influencer apologizes for using stock and Pinterest images

A popular Instagram user based in Singapore has been caught passing stock images off as his own work. Daryl Aiden Yow, who has worked with many recognizable brands, has apologized for his actions, and has deleted some images from his Instagram account while adding credits to others.

Instagram reaches 1 billion active users

Instagram is the fourth Facebook-owned social media app to reach the coveted 1 billion users mark.

Instagram unveils IGTV, a new standalone app for sharing hour-long vertical videos

Instagram TV — IGTV for short — is a new app and service from Instagram that puts the focus on video content. You can now follow content creators and watch up to hour-long vertical videos inside the new dedicated IGTV app, as well as directly within Instagram.

Report: Instagram to allow posting of hour-long videos

According to a report in The Wall Street Journal, Instagram is working on the ability to allow uploads of videos with a length of up to one hour – which could have a big impact on how video is created and shared in the future.

Instagram launches Mute button, tests 'all caught up' feature

Instagram has finally launched a "Mute" button, and is testing an "All Caught Up" feature that will let you know when you've seen all new post from the people you follow from the past 48 hours.

Instagram now lets you share other people's photos in your Stories

You can now insert another user's Instagram post into your own Stories as a customized sticker, the first official "regram" feature we've seen from the Facebook-owned photo sharing app.

8x10 is an app for selling limited edition framed prints on Instagram

The 8x10 app lets you monetize your Instagram account by selling fine art prints of your photography directly through the photo sharing app. The app handles all the fulfillment and shipping details for you, taking a cut of your profit to cover the costs.

Instagram rolling out ability to link a credit card and buy things inside the app

Parent company Facebook continues Instagram's transformation from a mobile image sharing platform into a do-it-all application by adding a way to pay for things right within the photo sharing app. This could be very interesting for photographers.

Facebook is using Instagram photos to train its image recognition AI

The first AI they trained this way required minimal human supervision, and yet it outperformed every other computer-vision AI out there.

Instagram gets third-party Story support and video chat

A number of new Instagram features were announced at Facebook's F8 developer conference, including support for Stories in third-party apps and a new video chat feature.

Instagram currently testing slow-motion video and mute features

A curious computer science student discovered these as-yet unreleased features by digging into the code of the Instagram Android app.

This AI-powered chatbot scores your Instagram photos on color, emotion, and more

The team at BBC's Tomorrow's World built a Facebook Messenger chatbot that uses artificial intelligence to analyze and score your photos based on color, composition, emotion, landmarks, and more.

New Instagram tool lets you download a copy of all your data

You can now download a zip-file, including all images and videos you ever posted on Instagram, plus comments, messages, settings and other data in json-format.

You will soon be able to download your entire photo archive from Instagram

Instagram will soon allow users to download their content from within the app. Gone are the days of using third-party apps and services to get the job done.

Instagram 'Focus' mode brings fake bokeh to single-camera smartphones

Version 39 of the Instagram app on both Android and iOS brings a background-blurring portrait or depth mode, similar to what we've seen on many recent smartphones, except that it works for single-camera phones.

Instagram updates news feed, makes it a bit more chronological

Instagram has revealed some interesting updates this week, including a return to a slightly more chronological newsfeed where "newer posts are more likely to appear first in feed."

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.

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