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Twitter Releases Photo Filters

imageA week after Instagram disabled full photo sharing on their mobile app, Twitter have released a photo filter service of their own.

Last week, Twitter users noticed that Instragram photos were being cropped on their Twitter feed. In a statement explaining the change, Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom told Mashable that Instagram had supported Twitter cards before because at the time they had a “minimal web presence”, but actually found the update “really confusing”.

“We’ve since launched several improvements to our website that allow users to directly engage with Instagram content through likes, comments, hashtags,” explained Systrom, “and now we believe the best experience is for us to link back to where the content lives."

After Instagram disabled the photo sharing service, Twitter had to act quickly to release their own in-app image editing software. They announced three days ago that they would hopefully have a photo filter available by the holidays, but managed to release something yesterday with the support of Aviary, an image-editing API firm.

“Starting today,” says Senior Designer Coleen Baik on the Twitter blog, “you’ll be able to edit and refine your photos, right from Twitter.” The photo filtering service is easily accessible from the tweet composition screen.

The app is not as versatile as it was with Instagram, but still has a few nifty features:
  • Users can crop their photo or change it from landscape to portrait.
  • Photos can be instantly enhanced at the touch of a button.
  • There are several photo filters, including Warm, Vignette, Black & White and Vintage.
The Twitter photo filter is not yet available to all users, but should become so over the next few days.
Instagram, meanwhile, have just released their own update.

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Twitter Releases Photo Filters Reviewed by Unknown on Tuesday, December 11, 2012 Rating: 5
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