Instagram boasts of over a billion monthly active users but as the platform plateaus and becomes more crowded and complicated than ever, it’s but natural for users to look for new avenues to interact with the content they love and share their content with others. Even if you’re only looking for more filters and effects than what Instagram provides there are several services that’ll feed your need.
If you are seeking a new community where you can view other people’s photos or whether you are just looking for an app for editing your images, below we’ve listed seven coolest alternatives to Instagram.
Developer: Flickr Inc | Size: 27MB (Android); 100.9MB (iOS) | Price: FreeIf you like simple things then this is the best photo-sharing platform for you. The app offers basic photo enhancements. Through this app, you can shoot, upload, and geo-tag your photos too. The app has an easy to use interface and lets you apply a few filters and upload your images with captions. Users can let share the uploaded photos directly to Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, or email.
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Developer: 123RF Limited | Size: 6.1MB (Android) | 32.7MB (iOS) | Price: Free.When it comes to the number of effects, overlays, filters, and frames the app offers more than what Instagram does. Click a photo within the app or you can also choose from one that is already in your gallery. You can share your photos to other sites and services like Facebook, Dropbox, and Flickr.
Developer: Google LLC | Size: varies by device (Android); 95.8MB (iOS) | Price: Free
If you are looking for more than a photo editing app then this app is for you. The features that attract the users are its non-destructive editing capabilities, powerful photo correction, localised adjustments, and a variety of image-enhancing effects.
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Developer: VSCO | Size: 60MB (Android); 135.7MB (iOS) | Price: Free with in-app purchases.This app is a fully-featured photo editing studio. Just like Instagram when others follow you or like your pictures, you will get notified. The app is free to download but there is also optional VSCO X membership which costs about $19.99/year. The editing tools help its users to create the perfect picture and also the filters are of super high quality.
Developer: EyeEm Mobile | Size: 13MB (Android); 205.7MB (iOS) | Price: Free.You can sign up for free with email or Facebook on this app. On this app, you can find photography tutorials, photo contests, and featured photographers. There is a thing called Picked by EyeEm Selects which lets its users scan their images and pick out photos that have the highest aesthetic score — suggested by the app’s algorithm.
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Developer: 500px inc | Size: 22MB (Android); 194.4MB (iOS) | Price: Free with in-app purchases.This app calls out all the serious and passionate photography community. If you think smartphone photography is important then this app is for you. This app lets you upload full-resolution photos straight from your smartphone. It focuses on quality pictures and not just selfies or cutesy photos.
Developer: Retrica Inc | Size: varies by device (Android); 115.1MB (iOS) | Price: Free with in-app purchases The app has a good collection of fun filters that focus on your beauty so there is no need to spend time editing them to perfection. The app has a built-in collage maker that lets its users add multiple images and share them.
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