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MacRumors
Dec 11, 2012, 01:39 PM
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Hot on the heels of Instagram's new update (http://www.macrumors.com/2012/12/10/instagram-update-features-camera-redesign-and-new-filter/), Twitter officially announced the release (http://blog.twitter.com/2012/12/twitter-photos-put-filter-on-it.html) of an update to its own iOS and Android apps, adding photo editing functionality and built-in filters.
Starting today, you'll be able to edit and refine your photos, right from Twitter. The latest versions of Twitter for iPhone and Twitter for Android introduce a few new ways to enhance the images you tweet. We're grateful to our partner, Aviary (http://aviary.com), for powering our filters and effects.http://images.macrumors.com/article-new/2012/12/twitterfilters.png
Twitter's photo editing capabilities include auto enhance, cropping and pinch to zoom, and an array of eight different filters.

Filters include Vignette, Black and White, Warm, Cool, Vintage, Cinematic, Happy, and Gritty.

Twitter and Instagram have become increasingly competitive when it comes to photo real estate, especially following the Facebook purchase of Instagram (http://www.macrumors.com/2012/04/09/facebook-buys-instagram-for-1-billion/). Recently, Instagram officially shut off Twitter cards in an effort to direct Twitter users to its own website for viewing photos.

The change disallows Instagram photos from expanding in Twitter feeds, and instead, pictures from Instagram now show up as links. Photos edited with the updated Twitter app, however, will show up directly in user feeds.

Aviary (http://www.aviary.com), which is the photo editing SDK behind Twitter's new photo filters, is also used by Flickr, Yahoo, Box, Squarespace, and Walgreens.

The updated Twitter for iOS is available on the App Store (http://appshopper.com/social-networking/tweetie-2). [Direct Link (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id333903271?mt=8)]

Article Link: Twitter Announces Built-In Photo Editing for iOS App (http://www.macrumors.com/2012/12/11/twitter-announces-built-in-photo-editing-for-ios-app/)



iRCL
Dec 11, 2012, 01:52 PM
Who uses twitter any more

bushido
Dec 11, 2012, 01:54 PM
Who uses twitter any more

like everyone? unless you use MySpace of course ... oh wait

iRCL
Dec 11, 2012, 01:57 PM
like everyone? unless you use MySpace of course ... oh wait

Maybe in germany

room237
Dec 11, 2012, 01:58 PM
Who uses twitter any more

No one. Everyone is on Google Plus. :rolleyes:

apfeljonas
Dec 11, 2012, 02:03 PM
No one. Everyone is on Google Plus. :rolleyes:

I actually use both...do I need to feel old and left behind now :confused:

/s

Steve J0bs
Dec 11, 2012, 02:13 PM
Am I the only one who is still upset over the native twitter osx app?

extricated
Dec 11, 2012, 02:14 PM
Nice. Glad to see it.

However, sorry to hear it "broke" Instagram feeds.

eloscurosecreto
Dec 11, 2012, 02:16 PM
Who uses twitter any more

*****?

olowott
Dec 11, 2012, 02:24 PM
Its ON ;)

Twitter | Instagram

kevinfulton.ca
Dec 11, 2012, 02:27 PM
Its ON ;)

Twitter | Instagram

Yes and no.

Twitter blocking Instagram and launching their own photo filters? Yes.
Quality of the Twitter photo filters? No. Not even close.

bushido
Dec 11, 2012, 02:33 PM
Maybe in germany

actually Germany isnt even in the top 10 of twitter users

GoCubsGo
Dec 11, 2012, 02:35 PM
Am I the only one who is still upset over the native twitter osx app?

Yes, move along. :)


Twitter built-in "photo editing" huh? Just what we need, another set of instragram filters.

iPhone89
Dec 11, 2012, 03:16 PM
This is nice, but it doesn't bring much in the way of improvements to either the iPhone or iPad app.

I've used both Twitter's app and Tweetbot extensively trying to decide between the two, and the functionality and smoothness that Tweetbot brings to both devices is no where near Twitter. This update isn't enough to bring me back to their native app.

WillFisher
Dec 11, 2012, 04:16 PM
Yes and no.

Twitter blocking Instagram and launching their own photo filters? Yes.
Quality of the Twitter photo filters? No. Not even close.

It is true, I do much prefer Instagram's filters.
But don't forget, Instagram blocked Twitter, not the other way around.

nfl46
Dec 11, 2012, 09:41 PM
Who uses twitter any more

:eek:

MySpace is back! MySpace is back! :rolleyes:

MattInOz
Dec 11, 2012, 10:22 PM
like everyone? unless you use MySpace of course ... oh wait

Yeah but no ones uses the twitter app

CK1Czar
Dec 12, 2012, 01:07 AM
No one. Everyone is on Google Plus. :rolleyes:

Maybe with the older crowd but most people I know are on Twitter

mrrory
Dec 12, 2012, 01:48 AM
The twitter app crashes when trying to take a photo since the update. :(