Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Instagram for Android // BLOCKPARTY

Well folks, it's here. The coveted instagram for android is here and I couldn't be happier to connect with my friends and share photos of my every day life. I read yesterday some pretty nasty things some iPhone users have been saying about the change, and laughed so hard, like"Instagram went from a gated community to section 8 housing in one day #boycottandroid" Well, this here gated community is pretty dang nice, let me set up my cooler on the front porch, my trampoline in the driveway, park the el camino in the lawn and let's have ourselves a block party. Here are a few tips to make you look just as cool as iPhone users and have a blast doing it. (Please excuse my constantly dusty phone, working in a wood shop all day isn't kind to my Droid Incredible 2)
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+ PHOTO COLLAGE APPS +
Before you start feeling like a novice, here a few apps you can use in conjunction with instagram to create the looks you've seen iPhone users doing. The first, super rad effect is putting 2 or more photos together to create a photo collage. The two best apps I've played around with are photoshake and photogrid. Both are really super easy to use and have some fun effects to mess around with. I took a little photo of our alligator snapping turtle last night using photoshake.
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There are a lot of really neat effects you can use right in the instagram app, and you don't have to couple it with another app. The photo of Ollie is with the Nashville filter through instagram.
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+ CAMERA FILTER APPS +
I took these two photos with FXCamera but the resolution is too low to use with instagram, so this is more of a fun app but doesn't work great with instagram. Also the polaroid only points to the side, so you have to manually flip it in a photo editing program if you take vertical photos. Kind of annoying, but still fun.
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And another really rad app you can use with pretty filters and effects is Magic Hour. It's super easy to use and works perfectly with instagram.
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I hope this helped. I don't care what kind of phone you have, as long as you love it and use it to its fullest. I'm sure I'll come across a million more tricks and tips while using instagram, and will do an update at some point. Also, just an fyi, you can use all of these apps to upload photos to twitter, flickr or facebook, too. I am enjoying instagram so far and am pretty stoked for another way to share photos and use the technology at hand! My name on instagram is becalewis. Let'e be friends.

xo,
Beca

21 comments:

  1. "Well, this here gated community is pretty dang nice, let me set up my cooler on the front porch, my trampoline in the driveway, park the el camino in the lawn and let's have ourselves a block party." Hahaha that's great! I'm excited, because I have so many friends who have Androids, so it'll be nice to follow them along as well.

    My bro-in-law uses photoshake and recommends it all the time. :)

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    1. it's a really rad app. I like it.

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  2. Thanks for this post! As a section 8 Instagram member I'm glad I don't have so much of a ramshackle abode thanks to your tips ;)

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    1. gotta keep the lawn up so the homeowners association fines you....glad you enjoyed it. I hate when people make other people feel bad for something as stupid as a phone....

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  3. oh i heard about this!!! everyone's talking about how android finally got instagram. LOL.

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  4. uuugggghhh i want to do instagram so bad! but i'm trying to avoid getting a smart phone because i really don't need to be MORE obsessed with the internet, haha!

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    1. i know, it's a good and a bad thing....

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  5. yay! I was just reading yesterday on someone else's blog how he refused to join Instagram for awhile, but once he did, he realized how truly wonderful it can be. He wrote that it allows you to follow all these different visual documentaries, all at once.

    glad to see you on IG now. I've already added you :]

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    1. I'm excited! I dont care about it being so much of a fad, I just like looking at other peoples lives. im nosy i guess...

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  6. i keep trying to respond to this in a way that won't totally alienate people but i might actually just bite my tongue and just say AWESOME.

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    1. I didn't know you were the type to avoid totally alienating people.... ;) xox

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  7. What? Haha. So people with androids are poor and trashy? How rude.

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    1. riiiight? I laughed so hard. especially since my phone was more expensive than the iphone when I got it....meh.

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  8. Thanks for this AWESOME post! It's really helpful!

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    1. You're so welcome! glad I could help!

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  9. Hahaha I have samsung galaxy s II and it's equal to the power of an iphone, if not more powerful. (I definitely think my phone is better) What's with those iphone people? android phones aren't cheap either...
    I was so excited for instagram to come to android! Great post!

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  10. I'm so, so happy to see Android-ers on Instagram now! I really don't understand the exclusive mentality. Gated community? You can drop just as much bank on an Android phone as you can on an iPhone, sometimes more. What gate exactly? I've seen plenty of ten year olds with brand spankin' new iPhones. I guess they were born into the gated community? So silly!

    Anyway, I had no idea what everyone was using for those awesome photo grid collages - thank you so much for sharing! Your tips are great. :)

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  11. I'm super happy to see all the new Android users on Instagram and to follow you and peep your cute puppies all day long...but I gotta say...the iPhone camera just can't be beat! It's the reason I chose to go with an iPhone when I upgraded from the crappiest phone ever last year! :P

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  12. I really don't understand the exclusive mentality. Gated community? You can drop just as much bank on an Android phone as you can on an iPhone, sometimes more.

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