Photography App Tops Apple’s Best of 2011 List
At this time every year, Apple releases its iTunes Rewind list where it names the best-selling apps of the year. While most people may believe that app games would dominate the list, that turns out to be false. It seems that the cameras in mobile devices are users’ most favorite toy and that interest has pushed photography apps to the top of the best of list!
So which app won the coveted “App of the Year” award for 2011? The Instagram app of course! The popular Instagram lets users apply stylized filters to their photos so that each picture has its own unique look. As they write on their website:
It’s a fast, beautiful and fun way to share your life with friends through a series of pictures. Snap a photo with your iPhone, choose a filter to transform the look and feel, send to Facebook, Twitter or Flickr – it’s all as easy as pie. It’s photo sharing, reinvented. And it’s free! Currently we have 11 different custom filters that we wrote to transform the colors, mood, border, and tonality of your photos.
So with Instagram, amateur photographers need only their iPhone and the app to create visual masterpieces from what used to be merely grainy snapshots with poor lighting. In addition, the Instagram community is lauded by many as a supportive place to nurture creativity and share users’ best of everything Instagram shots. Technologies like the iPhone and Instagram app have made the world of photography accessible to so many when in the past the cost of high quality photography equipment was a huge barrier for most people. Encouraging people to be creative is a worthwhile endeavor, and Instagram has figured out how to do it. Get the app on your iPhone before the holidays and see what masterpieces you can create using Instagram.
Check out some of these amateur photographers who have posted their pictures in the Instagram community. You won’t believe your eyes!