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Facebook to Add Instagram-style Filters

Photo filters that turn ordinary pictures into vintage ones are becoming mainstream. How mainstream, you ask? Well, Facebook is reportedly planning hop onto the bandwagon, adding them to its mobile apps to compete against Instagram. The New York Times writes,

The new feature has been ready for some time, according to two engineers who work at Facebook, but Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, hopes his engineers and artists create more filters before releasing the new product. Both Facebook engineers asked not to be named as they are not allowed to speak publicly for the company about unannounced products.

The engineers said Facebook will introduce almost a dozen photo filters, including some that are similar to Instagram like old-style camera lenses and grainy film. Facebook will also try to introduce new styles of filters with the hopes of drawing users away from other photo apps.

The article also states that Facebook tried to acquire Instagram this past summer, but failed. Brace yourselves — the photo world’s about to become a whole lot more faux-retro.

Facebook Targets Instagram With Photo Filters [NYTimes]


Image credit: Instagram collage by ragesoss


 
 
  • Anonymous

    Fucking hipsters. Try shooting som real film for a change.

  • koolaid

    +1 for that

  • koolaid

    +1 for that

  • Anonymous

    why, so they can be broke, too?

  • http://tsururadio.com Tsuru

    Yes! And try reading a real paper for a change, instead of that silly internet….

    Actually, to me, technology should only progress as much as it suits me & my ability to be superior to someone else. Technology should not make hard learned skills easier… ever. It devalues the work people did 10-20-50 years ago.  Well… except lawnmowers. Those old push ones sucked, so we should have those. Oh, and GPSs… reading maps suck.   Hey josteinr. Let people play with apps & have fun.

  • http://tsururadio.com Tsuru

    Yes! And try reading a real paper for a change, instead of that silly internet….

    Actually, to me, technology should only progress as much as it suits me & my ability to be superior to someone else. Technology should not make hard learned skills easier… ever. It devalues the work people did 10-20-50 years ago.  Well… except lawnmowers. Those old push ones sucked, so we should have those. Oh, and GPSs… reading maps suck.   Hey josteinr. Let people play with apps & have fun.

  • http://profiles.google.com/slimspidey Spider- Man

    Pshhhhh Hipsters shoot film. Lomo, Holga and other. They only use digital ironically. 
    Get your stereo types right…

  • Otto

    here we go for more vintage effects ad nauseam… gee.

  • Lynette

    I don’t think using this makes you a hipster…Tsuru said above, let people have fun, right? People will use whatever they can to mock anything, so as much as I find it slightly irritating that you can snap something with a filter when I can spend hours editing I also believe that if you are going to use Facebook as a means of promoting your Photography, spread the word to friends that is one thing. But, if you are using Facebook solely for the means of an online portfolio than you are in the wrong place. So if this makes people that mad, there must be an underlying reason. If you ARE really shooting film or you ARE really editing your photos, then do it because you like to. Technology is not going to slow down for you.