After my last post I’ve had some requests for more information about Instagram for those who have never used it. This is one of the best videos I’ve found; it really explains it step by step. Even if you’ve been using Instagram for a while you still might find some extra features that you didn’t know about.
Backup your photos
If you’ve been using Instagram for a while you’ve probably got quite a collection of photos stored in the Instagram ‘cloud’. Not long ago Instagram had a server crash and that could happen again – what if you lost your photos?
Just go to Instaport.me, sign in with your Instagram login and you can download your entire Instagram history as a .zip file. You then have a copy on your own computer, and you can then back it up as you would your normal photos (and I hope you are backing up your photos!). There’s some extra download features too – one of them lets you download all the photos you’ve liked over a set period, which means you could take copies of your friends’ best photos too.
Why not try something different with your Instagram photos
Send postcards of your Instagram photos from your phone with Postagram. Just download the app from iTunes or the Google Play store.
Create a collage for your Facebook cover photo using your Instagram photos with InstaCover.
Create magnets from your Instagram photos at www.stickygram.com. $14.99 for a pack of 9 magnets, shipped from the UK to anywhere in the world for free.
T-shirtsCreate a t-shirt featuring a mosaic of your favourite Instagram photos at Instamaker. They also do mugs, necklaces, and postcards.
Photobooks and Calendars
At Keepsy you can create photobooks and calendars from your Instagram and Facebook photos. There’s an iPhone app coming soon, but until then just visit their website.