(Image Source: Twitter)

 

BY HARUMENDHAH HELMY

ANCHOR ZACH TOOMBS


Not even a full day after Instagram officially announced it’s pulling photos from Twitter, the microblogging site has already launched its own photo-editing feature on its apps, complete with ... filters.
 

“All of his fabulous filtered photos show up on his home timeline. Wonderful memories from the city by the bay.” (YouTube)
 

On the Twitter blog, the site’s senior designer says the features’ eight filters and effects are powered by Aviary, a company that provides photo-editing programs on different platforms. In addition to filters, users can also crop and scale the photos.
 

The New York Times’ tech writer Nick Bilton says the impetus to Twitter’s efforts to have its own photo editor was, of course, Facebook’s acquisition of Instagram in April.
 

Bilton explains how Twitter’s in-house editor could be beneficial. Until now, most V.I.T.’s [or, Very Important Tweeters] have taken photos with other apps, including Instagram, where they have larger followings. With the latest addition, Twitter hopes to keep those people inside its own service.”
 

ABC’s Joanna Stern points out: Instagram also updated its iOS app today.
 

And in Stern’s words: “You can now filter your photos on Twitter, but you can’t filter the social photo sharing war.” 

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Dec 10, 2012

Twitter Launches In-House Photo Filters Feature

 

(Image Source: Twitter)

 

BY HARUMENDHAH HELMY

ANCHOR ZACH TOOMBS


Not even a full day after Instagram officially announced it’s pulling photos from Twitter, the microblogging site has already launched its own photo-editing feature on its apps, complete with ... filters.
 

“All of his fabulous filtered photos show up on his home timeline. Wonderful memories from the city by the bay.” (YouTube)
 

On the Twitter blog, the site’s senior designer says the features’ eight filters and effects are powered by Aviary, a company that provides photo-editing programs on different platforms. In addition to filters, users can also crop and scale the photos.
 

The New York Times’ tech writer Nick Bilton says the impetus to Twitter’s efforts to have its own photo editor was, of course, Facebook’s acquisition of Instagram in April.
 

Bilton explains how Twitter’s in-house editor could be beneficial. Until now, most V.I.T.’s [or, Very Important Tweeters] have taken photos with other apps, including Instagram, where they have larger followings. With the latest addition, Twitter hopes to keep those people inside its own service.”
 

ABC’s Joanna Stern points out: Instagram also updated its iOS app today.
 

And in Stern’s words: “You can now filter your photos on Twitter, but you can’t filter the social photo sharing war.” 

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