Facebook just bought Instagram with amazing $1 billion. Now the just released Facebook Camera explains everything. As you may have expected, the app is essentially Instagram’s features tightly integrated to Facebook, and expanded on.
For the photography buffs, Facebook Camera currently has 13 filters, which look roughly on par with Instagram’s. The filters each have expressive names: “Normal, Contrast, Cool. Light, Emerald, Bright, Golden, Copper, Rouge, Cream, Coffee, Highlight, and Boost,” nothing titled as vague or esoteric as Instagram’s “Lord Kelvin.” This may be a welcome change to the broader Facebook audience which won’t all appreciate Instagram’s hipster “toy camera” charm over clarity.
Another welcome change is the inclusion of batch uploads. You can comment on and upload multiple images from your photo roll in one transfer, which should make the app friendly for transferring photos from trips.
Unlike Instagram, Facebook Camera doesn’t require the typical Facebook sign in, where it asks for permissions. (Instead there’s a lengthy Legal Notices page within the app.) On login Facebook Camera just shows you your Facebook name and asks if it’s correct. Also unlike Instagram, Facebook Camera pulls all pictures uploaded to Facebook into two feeds: Friends and Me. This includes all the “likes” and comments.
Facebook Camera will pull Instagram links which have been shared on Facebook.
See friends' photos all in one place
When you launch the app, you'll see a feed of just great photos from the people you care about. You can swipe to see more of any album or tap to enlarge an individual photo.
Share multiple photos fast
Now you can quickly share multiple photos all at once instead of having to post one at a time. Just select the shots you want to share by tapping the check-mark on each photo and then hit post. You'll have a chance to add a caption, say where you were and tag friends before you share.