Instagram filters are one of the features that make Instagram so popular. The vintage photo is back with a vengeance, mimicking the photo imperfections of cameras and photographers from the 60s and 70s.
Ironically, the individuals who remember old snapshots are the ones who use Instagram the least – only 5% of the 100 million active users are in the 45-54 age range (see infographic below). According to Wikipedia:
Instagram is an online mobile photo-sharing, video-sharing and social networking service that enables its users to take pictures and videos, apply digital filters to them, and share them on a variety of social networking services, such as Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Flickr.
Nevertheless, the new generation loves the effects of Instagram filters. At the same time, Instagram is so much more than merely a photo-sharing service. It can be anthropological study of how mundane objects are spotlighted in such a rich and artistic way – by teens and Generation Y. Or it can be just a great way to take pictures and share with friends. Incidentally, at the time of this writing, Instragram has released Version 6, which has a lot more features, plus more flexibility when adjusting your Instagram filters.
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