Have you seen the word "Instagram" showing up on your Facebook page or perhaps your Twitter feed? There is always a photo attached -- sometimes a funky photo in different colors or maybe black-and-white or even cartoonish.
According to the folks at Instagram it's "... a fun and quirky way to share your life with friends through a series of pictures. Snap a photo with your mobile phone, then choose a filter to transform the image into a memory to keep around forever. We're building Instagram to allow you to experience moments in your friends' lives through pictures as they happen. We imagine a world more connected through photos."
And that's it in a nutshell.
First you need to go to the App Store on your phone, search for "instagram" and download the free app. Once downloaded, set up your free Instagram account - voila - you are ready to start!
You can either take a new photo or use one already on your phone's camera roll or photo folder. Once the photo is in the app, you choose from a variety of filters and frames for your photo.
You can find us on Instagram - right now the AllEars website and myself, AllEarsDeb have accounts.
Have the Instagram app loaded, tap the explore button and search for: 1) allearsnet and 2) allearsdeb.
Here are some other Instagram photos from allearsnet and allearsdeb:
And if you really get into it, there are other free or low cost apps to add more options.
Instacollage (free or pro) made a couple of the collages we have here and Instaeffect is fun too!
A+ Signature allows you to put a watermark or a copyright on your photo. The lite version is free.
So follow us on Instagram for cool daily photos!
Have you used Instagram? Have an app you would recommend to go along with it?