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Photo-sharing app review: Tadaa for iPhone

Tadaa is a a photo-sharing app that lets you edit and apply filters to your photos and share them in a community.

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My Tadaa page – click to view

I love taking photos with my iPhone and after I stopped using Instagram, I tried a number of similar apps to use for posting my pictures online.  Tadaa offers much superior editing features, and I’m hooked!

What I like about Tadaa:

  1. Photo quality and size
    Comparing the Instagram pics I posted before with Tadaa pics, I realise how much I missed higher quality and larger (zoomable) pictures. Tadaa pics are posted at a maximum of 2048 x 2048 pixels and unlike Instagram, Tadaa doesn’t restrict users to a square image. Read More…
  

Why I left Instagram

After my last blog post, ‘Why I loved Instagram‘, I thought I’d explain why I have deleted my account yesterday.  There has been a lot of discussion about it everywhere on the Internet, but it seems most people stare themselves blind against the Terms & Conditions changes.  My reasons are perhaps only my own, but I will try to explain here for those who may have used it for the same reasons.

Goodbye InstagramThe reasons I will no longer be posting to Instagram:

  1. No ‘Preview on Twitter’
    In December 2012 Instagram (who was by now owned by Facebook) stopped supporting Twitter previews of Instagram photos, and while users can still post links to their Instagram photos on Twitter, they are no longer able to view Instagram photos from within the Twitter stream across both the Twitter Web site and mobile apps. Twitter is my main social media platform and it is really important to me that my followers can see previews of photos so they can choose if they want to click on it to see it on the Instagram site.  Now, a post from Instagram to Twitter will show the text and a cryptic link to Instagram, which gets a lot less engagement from Twitter users.  Previously, my Instagram photos got a lot of attention from my Twitter followers, but no more… I don’t blame them as I now find myself skipping over Instagram links in my Twitter timeline, rather than opening a website just to see a pic I may have no interest in. Read More…
  

Why I loved Instagram

On the 6th of January 2011 I made a new friend.  I found Instagram, and I was immediately hooked! I love taking pictures of things around me, people and places, and while my then iPhone 3GS was not the most advanced in photography, I always had it with me and it made perfect sense to use that to take photos rather than carting the SLR everywhere.

Note: Instagram is a mobile photo sharing app, originally only for iOS devices, but later also for other platforms.

Thank you InstagramHere are the 6 main reasons why I loved Instagram and used it daily for almost 2 years:

  1. Filters, frames, rotation, & tilt-shift
    Looking back at my first Instagram pictures now, I cringe at the overuse of filters, frames and other atrocities, but these could make a photo look a little different, highlight good parts or hide bad lighting – in my ‘3GS frame-of-mind’ anyway!  Tilt-shift was a quick and easy way to blur the background or just highlight parts of a photo.  Instagram also added new filters and functionality later. Read More…
  
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