Instagram Alternatives for iPhone Users

Instagram Alternatives

If the recent Instagram Terms of Service fiasco has you investigating your photography app options, you are definitely in luck. There is a host of iPhone apps at your disposal. From food specific apps to movie making apps, the options are virtually endless for a photography buff. If you like the filtering choices that Instagram offers but want to explore other options, following are five iPhone photography apps you might want to consider.

Here are the Instagram Alternatives for iPhone Users:

Wood Camera

Created by Bright Mingo, Wood Camera’s vintage photo editor is a real treat for photography aficionados. Consistently ranking in Apple’s Top 50 apps, Wood Camera’s five star rating is thanks to the wide variety of filter options this handy app offers. With options like texture intensity and tilt/shift capabilities, it is easy to see why this app is a perennial favorite.

Kit Cam

Kit Cam from GhostBird Software is another customer favorite. With an average 4 ½ star rating, Kit Cam offers preview lenses, frame and filtering options, HD video recording capabilities, as well as separate lockable focus and exposure points. With an array of editing options as well as full sharing capabilities to platforms like Tumblr and Dropbox, Kit Cam is a strong contender for Instagram fans looking for an alternative.


Another top contender for your photography app needs is Hipstamatic. Available in 14 languages including English, Spanish, Russian, and Swedish, this hypnotic app will have you creating breathtaking photos like a pro. With a stunning abundance of filters to choose from, Hipstamatic offers everything from haunting black and white overlays to quirky frames and combination photo effects.

360 Panorama

If filters are not the be all, end all of your photography yearnings, then Occipital’s 360 Panorama iPhone app might be just the sweet treat you are looking for. Optimized for iPhone 5, the 360 Panorama app has received rave reviews from everyone from CNET to Gizmodo. Users can create seamless 360-degree panoramic shots in the blink of an eye. Available in English, Chinese, and German, this photography app is a must have for everyone from outdoor enthusiasts to business people.

Pic Frame

Another option you can consider to give your digital images a little extra finesse is Pic Frame from Active Developments. With over 67 different adjustable frame choices, users can create collages from their images, round corners, add text, and even pinch and pan their photos. From adding patterned borders to creating shaped images, users of Pic Frame can impress their audience with an impressive choice of special effects.

With so many creative iPhone photography apps to choose from, there really is no reason a smartphone user has to feel beholden to Instagram. With the abundance of filters and social media sharing options available, the grass really might be greener on the other side of the Instagram fence. With these handy photo-filtering apps at your disposal, it is up to you what shade of green that grass remains. Check them out for yourself; you might be surprised at the variety of options you have been missing.

Wes owns an iPhone 4S and although many of his friends love Instagram he prefers to do things a little differently.

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