Now that Instagram is even officially not a photo-sharing platform anymore, you may be searching for the best alternative. Well, 100ASA wants to be your platform of choice. It’s a new photo-sharing platform that aims to beat Instagram. And from what I’ve seen so far, it blends some features from it with those of 1x, so let’s check out what it has to offer.[Read More…]
Most of us know Instagram as a photo-sharing app. However, it’s been a while since it has become more than that and we’ve all witnessed the constant changes. Adam Mosseri, the head of Instagram, recently said it out loud: Instagram is no longer a photo-sharing app. He explained that the company is focusing on other things and trying to become… well, a little bit of everything.
So, there’s a weird new photo-sharing social media platform in town. Well, it’s kind of new. Dispo was founded in 2019 as “David’s Disposables” by YouTuber David Dobrik. But now it’s not just David’s, it’s everyone’s, and it’s just relaunched with a new invite-only beta. And yeah, it’s strange.
It’s an (iPhone-only) app that turns your phone into a kind of disposable camera. You shoot photos with the app, it automatically applies a retro-looking filter and posts it to the app, but then you have to wait for it to “develop”. In fact, you have to wait until 9am local time the next morning before you can see it. I told you, it’s weird. But it seems to be getting rather popular.
The photo-sharing platform Photocentra has been around a few years. A few weeks back, they reached out to me and asked if I could have a look, scout the platform and provide some feedback. They told me that they worked hard to improve the platform in order to reach a wider audience, so I said yes. Their hope is to make Photocentra into an interesting alternative for those who are frustrated with the likes of 500px and Flickr.
I have used the platform daily lately. The images I upload look very nice on the site. It is even possible to enlarge them so that they cover the entire screen. I find that the platform is very fast and responsive. The layout is also very pleasing to the eyes.
Photocentra offers many pages where your images can be discovered and viewed. Your image starts out in All Photos. After the image has received a few ‘Recommendations’ it is also displayed in the Recommended section. If your work receives a sum total of fifty or more ‘Recommendations’ the image is considered Popular.
It looks like 500px never lacks new reasons to make photographers angry. Users have recently received a notice that the website is changing its Terms of Service. The updated agreement has sparked some outrage among photographers, making them delete their accounts.
Canon Irista, the company’s photo storage and sharing website, is shutting down. If you have been using it to store and share your images, you may want to download them if you don’t have them stored elsewhere. Because in January 2020, all content is going to be deleted from Canon’s servers forever.
500px has introduced some changes to its web and mobile platforms. According to the company, it should increase the exposure for photographers, but judging from the comments – the photographers don’t seem to be happy with the redesign.
Yesterday Flickr made their first big restructuring announcement since recently being purchased by SmugMug. Beginning next year on January 8th, Flickr will limit free accounts to 1,000 photos. The previously offered free 1 terabyte of storage goes away. At the same time Flickr is returning their paid pro account to unlimited storage which had been their original offer before capping new Pro accounts at 1 terabyte back in 2013. If you were Pro before 2013 you were considered “old school” Pro and kept your unlimited storage, but new accounts were limited. Now all Pro accounts are back to being unlimited.