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Chip C.
Chip C.
Watkinsville, GA

28 reviews

Do you take pictures with your camera app, then upload them onto Instagram, or take the pictures in the Instagram app?
Ruth J.
Ruth J.
July 14, 2013, 7:23 p.m.
Camera first!
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Anastasia W.
Anastasia W.
July 4, 2013, 2:36 a.m.
I take them on my camera first, its easier!
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Crystal S.
Crystal S.
June 20, 2013, 12:57 p.m.
I take pics with my camera app and then upload them.
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Michelle P.
Michelle P.
May 31, 2013, 9:13 p.m.
I take it with my phone camera first and i upload my favorite one
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Faimy S.
Faimy S.
May 30, 2013, 7:43 p.m.
I like to take them on my camera first because i never know if i like it or not
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Shante C.
Shante C.
May 22, 2013, 10:18 a.m.
I do both but.i like taking pics with instragram then upload to other social sites...
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Carol A.
Carol A.
May 21, 2013, 7:22 p.m.
I take it with my phone then upload it. Mostly because on android I have to crop my picture with square it so it all fits in the frame
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Alexis A.
Alexis A.
May 20, 2013, 4:01 p.m.
I do both pretty equally.
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Keely R.
Keely R.
May 16, 2013, 4:33 a.m.
I usually use my camera & then upload to the app because I can take multiple pictures without it being a hassle & then pick my favorite.
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Kendall L.
Kendall L.
May 12, 2013, 1:23 a.m.
I always take a picture just on my phone first. It takes too long to open that app and take the picture. By the times its open and ready, the moment may have passed.
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Tracey H.
Tracey H.
April 28, 2013, 1:49 a.m.
I like to take pictures then upload them to Instagram.
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Danielle R.
Danielle R.
April 21, 2013, 8:21 a.m.
I take my picture on my photo app then upload it!
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Gabriela T.
Gabriela T.
April 8, 2013, 11:17 p.m.
Take pictures on my phone and upload it to Instagram.
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Nicole D.
Nicole D.
March 27, 2013, 6:41 p.m.
Most of the time I take pics from my camera, edit them in another pic app then upload to instagram using an additional filter.
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Stephanie L.
Stephanie L.
March 20, 2013, 12:16 p.m.
99% of the time, camera first. I only take it with the app if the picture I'm taking is specifically for instagram.
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Jessica W.
Jessica W.
March 18, 2013, 6:32 p.m.
I always take pictures on my camera first because I don't always have time to instagram them right away
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Chania B.
Chania B.
March 9, 2013, 11:53 a.m.
Camera first just in case!
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Maiya M.
Maiya M.
March 7, 2013, 4:08 a.m.
Both. It depends on the kind of editing I want to do.
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Influenster M.
Influenster M.
March 6, 2013, 1:04 p.m.
Generally upload a photo after it's in the camera roll.
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Reyna P.
Reyna P.
Feb. 27, 2013, 12:45 p.m.
Usually upload them(:
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Kimberly G.
Kimberly G.
Feb. 25, 2013, 5:17 a.m.
I upload them first.
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Jorezza E.
Jorezza E.
Feb. 21, 2013, 8:20 p.m.
Camera first then upload since it keeps crashing whenever i take pics on ig for some reason
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Golnaz D.
Golnaz D.
Feb. 20, 2013, 9:57 p.m.
Almost always on the camera app first, but since they redid the IG app, you can't really crop your photos how you want... so now i use the IG camera more often than i have been before.
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Brooke L.
Brooke L.
Feb. 20, 2013, 5:39 p.m.
I used to take them on Instagram before the update but now I just use my camera app then upload it.
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Rita A.
Rita A.
Feb. 15, 2013, 9:17 a.m.
I use the camera app on my iPhone and then upload to Instagram. The Instagram camera is too slow and you can't take consecutive pictures.
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Teela M.
Teela M.
Feb. 13, 2013, 4:09 p.m.
I use a photo app first then move it over to Instagram
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Olivia D.
Olivia D.
Feb. 6, 2013, 11:45 a.m.
I usually take them with my camera app first.
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Dora P.
Dora P.
Jan. 29, 2013, 9:44 a.m.
I use my camera app then upload them, because I have other photo editing apps on my phone that include collages or other filters that Instagram doesn't have.
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Cindy A.
Cindy A.
Jan. 24, 2013, 10:56 a.m.
I generally use the camera app, since it's more easily accessible. If I need to snap a quick pic, I can access the camera from the lock screen instead of trying to fumble through to my Instagram app.
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Maritza L.
Maritza L.
Jan. 18, 2013, 7:59 p.m.
Use camera app then edit with my grid collage app then upload bc my phone takes weird pics when using the insta app so when I edit with the grid collage app I will be able to upload the whole pic and not just a square
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Alicia T.
Alicia T.
Jan. 17, 2013, 6 a.m.
I usually just use the app. The filters are good for quick one-off photos to show what you are currently doing or looking at.
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Alexis E.
Alexis E.
Jan. 15, 2013, 4:26 p.m.
I do both! But a lot of times is the camera app on the phone! (:
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Influenster M.
Influenster M.
Jan. 9, 2013, 3:35 p.m.
I use my camera then upload to Instagram. I think the camera is faster for me to access on phone.
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Vanessa Q.
Vanessa Q.
Jan. 8, 2013, 6:33 p.m.
I always take the picture with my camera app and then I upload them to IG. I don't really like the IG camera too much.
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Jenn B.
Jenn B.
Jan. 3, 2013, 8:30 p.m.
You can do either but i normally upload them from the camera app
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Jenn B.
Jenn B.
Jan. 3, 2013, 8:29 p.m.
You can do either but i normally upload them from the camera app
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Sarah W.
Sarah W.
Jan. 2, 2013, 5:11 a.m.
With the instagram app usually
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Amber C.
Amber C.
Dec. 31, 2012, 6:53 p.m.
It is actually recommended that you use your camera app, and then upload them into Instagram. This way you still have an original of the image to do any other editing to you may choose :)
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Jamie Y.
Jamie Y.
Dec. 29, 2012, 7:23 a.m.
I usually do it through Instagram because then you frame it correctly, if you take an image from your camera it has to be cropped to fit the square.
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Jeny V.
Jeny V.
Dec. 26, 2012, 8:23 p.m.
It depends, I sometimes take pics with the camera app other times in the instagram app.
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Emily S.
Emily S.
Dec. 23, 2012, 2:09 p.m.
I take it on my camera first. Sometimes I use my professional camera and email them to myself, too!
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Emily S.
Emily S.
Dec. 23, 2012, 2:09 p.m.
I take it on my camera first. Sometimes I use my professional camera and email them to myself, too!
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Haley J.
Haley J.
Dec. 19, 2012, 6:04 a.m.
I usually take the pictures on my camera first. I usually play with the filters when I'm bored or if I really like a picture and want to enhance it. It's nice to have the original so you can use multiple filters!
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Sara O.
Sara O.
Dec. 18, 2012, 6:31 p.m.
I take them on my camera first then upload them to Instagram. If it's a photo I may print I'd rather have it as a normal image too, because the Instagram images don't print as well.
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Erika V.
Erika V.
Dec. 17, 2012, 4:40 p.m.
I like to try them out with my camera first, that way I can see the original and try the different filters, I can see the different filters once you take with instagram but it already affects how its gonna be with the different filters
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Megan O.
Megan O.
Dec. 17, 2012, 9:55 a.m.
I always take with my camera. Usually, I don't decide to share it until after I've taken the picture.
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Jennifer L.
Jennifer L.
Dec. 15, 2012, 3:39 p.m.
It depends. Sometimes I do one or the other.
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Taylor C.
Taylor C.
Dec. 11, 2012, 3:13 p.m.
I take them with my camera first
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Keana L.
Keana L.
Dec. 10, 2012, 1:43 p.m.
I take them on Instagram first
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Jamie W.
Jamie W.
Dec. 9, 2012, 10:18 a.m.
I take pictures on the camera and upload them into instagram
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