Since it first popped up in the iTunes App Store, Instagram has taken the smartphone photographic world by storm. Currently being rocked by more than 10 million users, the free photo editing app allows users to give their iPhone photos a warm vintage look via the use of a number of filters, making mundane image captures a little bit more extraordinary. Wait there’s more! Once you’ve processed your photos, you can share them on a wide variety of services, such as Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr! Sounds good right? If you’re an Android phone user, take heart: Instagram will be coming to your handset... eventually. Until then, we can be content to use pixlr-o-matic, our Chrome Web App of the Week.
Free and easy to use, pixlr-o-matic provides PC users with much of the same functionality that’s made Instagram all the rage with Apple fanboys. Users of the web app are invited to take a photo with their webcam or to upload an image for editing from their desktop. Once they’ve selected an image to work with, users face the daunting task of choosing which photo filter to use. Once you’ve created your masterpiece, you’ll have be presented with the option to either upload your freshly edited image to pixlr’s servers or download it to your desk top.
Oh, and should opening up Chrome to tinker with your pictures prove too much for you, the application’s developers have also cooked up downloadable and Facebook-bound iterations of the app.
Be sure to check back with us every Monday for another edition of Maximum PC’s Chrome Web App of the Week.