Diptic

Diptic is one of my favorite new (to me) “editing tools” to play with. It’s one of those apps that lets you showcase multiple photos in a single slide, and Diptic is my favorite so far. It’s also fairly easy to use, gives you MANY options of how many photos you’d like on one slide, and lets you soften and color the borders. Here’s a look of some things I did while playing around with it…

#spring

#winter

#westvirginiasunsets

#morgantown

#trees

#bloom

One of the great things about Diptic is that you can upload your photos to about a billion social media sites directly from the app, including Facebook, Flickr, Posterous, Tumblr, Twitter, and Instagram. Diptic has a decent sense of humor too (and is available for $0.99)…

InstaDerby

A couple of days ago, I stumble upon a site called InstaDerby – a program that encourages users to submit a photo (via Instagram) of a certain theme and then acquire as many votes as possible by sharing the photo with family and friends.

Users submit the photo with the hashtag #instaderby and the them of the week (#springtime, for example). This week’s contest is #jam… And here’s mine!

What do you think of Instaderby? How would you get people to vote for you?

Instagram for Android is finally here…

Last week, Instagram launch the highly anticipated version for Google’s Android, nearly 18 months after the app was first introduced to the iPhone app store. PCMag.com reports that the app was downloaded over one million times in less than 24 hours. You can check out their review of Android’s Instagram here.

CNN Tech reported that iPhone users took to Twitter to express concern for the app’s once iPhone-exclusive purity, noting that Twitter user @joelby1328 tweeted, “”Instagram went from a gated community to section 8 all in 1 day.”

Mashable points out that while the iPhone and Android apps sport a couple of differences, they are noticeably similar overall (the iPhone version has a tilt shift feature, with the Android version has an “advanced camera” option that lets you automatically resize a photo) . You can see Mashable’s review of the app here.

So, iPhone photographers, how do you feel? Do you feel like sharing Instagram with Android users or do you wish that it was kept exclusive to the iPhone? Have any Android users been anticipating the launch of this app? If so, what do you think?