/// Flickr Jumps Into Mobile Photo Fray With New Insta-Hip Filters

December 12, 2012  |  All Things Digital


The tech world’s gone bonkers over photo filters. Now add Flickr to the mix. The Yahoo-owned photo service, as part of renewed efforts toward mobile , has just updated its app for iPhone and iPod touch to include 15 new insta-hip filters, as well as an enlarged view of photos on the mobile screen. The Flickr app update comes just as Instagram has cut off integration with Twitter , so that photos taken with and shared through Instagram can’t be viewed in Twitter feeds. At the same time, Twitter has worked with Aviary to power its own filters for photos shared directly through the microblogging site. Twitter just rolled out eight photo filters for iPhone and Android yesterday . Said Flickr, quite pointedly, its blog post , “We’ve worked with our partners to ensure that your photos look gorgeous no matter where they are viewed, on or off Flickr.” Photos taken with the app can be shared with Facebook, Twitter and Tumbler, as well as via email. The Flickr iPhone app is free; currently, there isn’t a mobile app for Android or an optimized iPad app, though the site can be viewed on a mobile Web browser.

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