Oh Instagram for BlackBerry, where are you? This is a question that a large portion of BlackBerry users have been asking for quite some time now.
While BlackBerry has been actively courting high profile developers to the BlackBerry 10 platform, we can’t forget that there are other alternatives available on the platform.
So, because Instagram is one of those ‘hot topic’ applications for BlackBerry users, I’m going to go over a few alternatives that offer BlackBerry users a similar service to that which is provided by the Instagram application.
Continue reading to see how you can add filters and focus points to your photos from your BlackBerry.
LensBoost is available for pretty much every BlackBerry Smartphone that is currently on the market. LensBoost for BlackBerry features a wide range of filters, effects and frames to help you make that special moment even better.
Starting the creative process in Photo Pro Free for BlackBerry Smartphones is actually quite simple. To start editing a photo, open up the application on your BlackBerry Smartphone, from there you’ll be asked to select a photo or take a new one. Once you’ve got the photo that needs to be edited loaded, you can select from a plethora of filters, effects, and blur options.
From a foundation standpoint, InstaPhoto is one of the closest applications to resemble Instagram. InstaPhoto gives you the ability to crop an image and then add filters and blur effects to it. One thing I didn’t like is that you couldn’t add a blur effect over top of a filter, something Instagram is known for.
A Picture Effects and Photo Editor is one of the most fully-fledged photo editing applications I’ve seen on the BlackBerry platform. Not only does the application do the normal filters and blur effects like Instagram, it goes further and adds other effects like mirror and pop art. Overall I liked the ease of use of the application, but one complaint would be the amount of time it takes to apply some of the more complex applications.
So while Instaphoto has a similar feature set to Instagram, MOLOME goes all out and almost matches Instagram feature for feature. MOLOME allows you to not only apply the normal effects to your photos, but also has its own social network. Once you’ve created your MOLOME account you can follow and comment on other users photos, just like you can in Instagram.
So as you should be able to tell, developers are working hard to provide the best application experience on the BlackBerry platform. While we don’t have Instagram yet, there are some awesome alternatives that will help you add that retro look to your photos taken on your BlackBerry Smartphone. What great Instagram alternatives have you found? Be sure to let us know in the comments!
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