With the new terms of service notice that Instagram recently posted, the entire online community (okay, those that either like to bitch, or are heavy Instagram users) is talking about what the new TOS means.
Personally, I only post photos of brands or businesses I give my own personal stamp of approval to. In an ideal world, that brand would repost (using Statigram) and give me a shout-out and a simple “thank you” for my amazing photo. I do that with many of the brands I work with. But the new TOS seems to take away the SOCIAL part from social networking.
But….. This is not a post about my interpretation of what Facebook/Instagram is doing and wether it is right, or wrong to sell our content without any royalties (other than having a free site to share our every thought through visuals). Instead, I wanted to share a few mobile photography apps that I use to create text over my iphone pictures. Use these apps to create watermarks on your Instagram photos – or create flyers for upcoming events – or add quotes to images.
Adding text to images can make anyone feel like a graphic designer!
If you are looking for EASY – try OVER.
You can easily upload your mobile photo and add custom typography to your photo with Over. It is really simple to use, very clean and there are some great fonts.
What I don’t like is that you can only create one font/size at a time and you cannot add a shadow. http://madewithover.com/
If you are looking for MORE OPTIONS – try Phonto.
Phonto is a simple application that allows you to add text to pictures. It takes some time to get to know the app, but you are able to include different fonts, sizes, colors to text on the same photo – and you can add a background and/or shadowing to the text.
It is fun to play around with, but I do warn you – you can get addicted.
Both of these iphone apps for mobile photography have become very useful to me as a marketer – and as a lover of Instagram and photography (yes, especially food photography). I am not sure what will happen over the next few weeks with Instagram, but I do know that these two text apps make mobile photography a bit more fun!
In case you care…. Here is a picture of my lunch (image taken with hipstamtic, edited with OVER and posted to Instagram):