In a blog post published late Monday afternoon Twitter announced it would be adding its own suite of filters and photo-editing tools to its mobile apps.
The eight filters range from “gritty” to “cool,” and users uploading photos from iOS devices and Android phones will be able to not only add a hue to their snapshots, but also crop, zoom into and “auto-enhance” their images.
Twitter’s announcement means filters have officially gone from special to standard.
Since photo-focused apps like Instagram and Hipstamatic first popularized the faux-vintage look for photos, filters have become the norm, and the feature has been added to Facebook’s photo-sharing app, and now to Twitter. In other words, we’re pretty much at the point where you’re more likely to see a photo that’s been filtered than one that’s au natural.
Instagram, for its part, decided to cease displaying users’ photos on Twitter in a move designed to encourage people to visit Instagram’s own site.
“Really it’s about where do you go to consume that image, to interact with that image. We want that to be on Instagram,” Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom recently told audiences at the LeWeb conference, according to CBSNews. “What we realized over time is we really needed to have an awesome web presence.” A surprising stance from a company that rose to prominence thanks to its mobile-first mindset. VIA HUFFINGTON POST
You are here : » Queer News » Twitter Makes Big Step To Compete With Instagram: Adds Own Filtering Tools: Video
blog advertising is good for you
Accidental Bear Favorites Online Store! Check it Out!
Music & Books… More to Come Soon!
Tags2012 2013 AIDS art Arts bear beard Beards Clothing community Conner Habib culture Fall/Winter fashion gay Gay Lesbian and Bisexual Gay Men Hair Ball of Day hairy Health HIV LGBT lol Lookbook male model Marriage Equality masculine MEN mens fashion music Music video new music New York New York City NYC photography pic of day PSA San Francisco Shopping Spring/Summer United States video Where the Bears Are YouTube