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Instagram for iOS 7

Instagram has released an update that corresponds with iOS 7 and includes size increases when displaying photos and videos. Now, photos and videos will take up the full width of your screen when viewing them in your feed. The photos are also larger in grid view. Additionally, profile pictures are now circular instead of square.

The update also cleans up the look and feel of the overall Instagram interface so that it melds better with iOS 7.

Instagram 4.2 is now available for free here in the iTunes App Store.

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Video Import in Instagram

Instagram just released version 4.1 of its app and adds a couple new features for both iOS and Android users.  [click to continue…]

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The wildly popular, retro photo sharing service, Instagram, now allows users to record video and share it on your account. While this feature is similar to Twitter’s Vine app, you get a 15 second cap on Instagram as opposed to 6 seconds on Vine. [click to continue…]

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Camera+ received an update a couple of days ago for bug fixes and included a little Christmas poem that takes a stab or two at Instagram’s rather poor attempt to update its terms of service and take advantage of its user base.

’Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the App Store,

Not a creature was stirring, not even a Spore.

Some crash bugs were fixed with the greatest of care,

So that you, our beloved Camera+ user, could take photos with flair!

We’ll never do shady things with your shared pics because it just isn’t right.

And on that note… Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night!

Camera+ runs $0.99 and is available in the iTunes App Store.

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After the uproar from users everywhere over Instagram’s repugnant terms of service update, the mobile imaging service finally backtracked on the update and reverted the offending advertising section back to the language under its prior terms of service. [click to continue…]

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Instagram just went off the deep end with its latest terms of service update, which allows the company to sell your images without paying your at all for their use.

The relevant provision regarding the sale of your images is found under Item 2 of “Rights” in the Terms of Service as follows:

To help us deliver interesting paid or sponsored content or promotions, you agree that a business or other entity may pay us to display your username, likeness, photos (along with any associated metadata), and/or actions you take, in connection with paid or sponsored content or promotions, without any compensation to you.

This provision on its own doesn’t bother me so much as a casual user. It grates me a bit, but I’m not really sweating Instagram’s use of my images reposted as advertisements or promoted content on the service. However, I recognize that a lot of photographers out there use Instagram as a more serious marketing endeavor or have licensing issues with their images that they can’t allow such use without otherwise jeopardizing their business.

The major hiccup for me comes under Item 4 of “Rights” as excerpted below: [click to continue…]

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