Instagram stirring it up….

December 18, 2012 Photography  2 comments

I’m sure most of you have heard about the big uproar with Instagram today.  They changed their terms of use and the community went crazy.  Some deleting their accounts, and some (like me) only deleting certain photos.

Instagram has now come out with a blog post stating, “The language we proposed also raised question about whether your photos can be part of an advertisement. We do not have plans for anything like this and because of that we’re going to remove the language that raised the question. Our main goal is to avoid things like advertising banners you see in other apps that would hurt the Instagram user experience. Instead, we want to create meaningful ways to help you discover new and interesting accounts and content while building a self-sustaining business at the same time.”

To read their full blog post, you can go HERE
What  I chose to do is keep my account, but delete certain photos I didn’t want instagram to get their hands on…such as all of my photos featuring any person/friend/family,etc… and any of my professional DSLR images I had shared.  What I left was iphone photos of my dogs, food, places, etc.  I will continue to NOT post any images I don’t want intstagram to use should they change their terms in the future.
It’s also kind of a pain in the butt to go through and delete specific photos through the app.
Here’s what I did.
I used to view all of my instagram photos on my PC.
I then ‘liked’ all of my own photos that I wanted to delete.
Then, I opened instagram on my phone.
Then I went to my settings and selected “Photos I’ve Liked” and deleted them one by one from there.
It is still time consuming, but at least it won’t bring you back to the most recent photo in your feed if you are deleting older photos from your account.


2 comments to Instagram stirring it up….

  • Kathy UNITED STATES  says:

    I’ve watermarked anything that I thought might be a target for use other than with my permission. Then I processed it and uploaded via Instagram.

    • admin UNITED STATES  says:

      That’s a great idea Kathy!

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