18 December 2012, Singapore – With effect from 16 January 2013, the implementation of Instagram’s new terms of service states that it has the right to use people’s photo in advertisements without the photographer’s consent and of course, you wont get a dime out of it.
“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.”
I smell “Sponsored” post on Instagram very soon for companies and individuals to promote their business. Instagram can and I’m pretty sure they will use what you’ve publicly posted to generate ads on the site or on Facebook (owner of Instagram) to make money.
Well, If you are that affected by Instagram’s revised terms of condition, try Flickr’s new app.
The new Flickr app comes with a bigger picture presentation and the brand new 15 Instagram-like filters to enhance photos(yes, more filters). When you share Flickr’s image in Facebook now, they are full size instead of the downsized thumbnail in the past.
Flickr includes lots of other detail on a photo page that you can access if you want to see it — EXIF data, location data, people tags, and many more. The partnership with Foursquare means you will be able to getotag your photos and remember when you took them.
The new app also features a redesigned interface. Flickr Groups are integrated, so you can share your snaps with a selected group of people, and they will be able to comment and interact on them.
Flickr has also improved the sign-up process, making it easier to open an account with the photo sharing site from within the app. It was a real pain in the past. Simply sign up with your Facebook, Yahoo or Google account.
Well, I am not deleting my Instagram account, but I’m sure I wouldn’t mind having a Flickr app in my phone with all the nifty features.
Psst, and if you are wondering how you can export your Instagram photos? Try Instaport. This simple website will help you download and zip the photos on Instagram to your hard drive.