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Photogram Brings a New Way to Share Photos to iOS

Posted by Carter Dotson on June 16th, 2011
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

The newest photo sharing service has hit iOS, Photogram. This app isn't meant to just share single photos with some filter added to them that gets blasted out to social media services; Photogram tries to do something a bit more personal. Users pick from 1-4 photos either taken with the camera inside the app or from their Camera Roll, add an optional message to send along with the photos, add a theme, and send it out to their friends, family, or whoever they want to receive the photos. The limit of 4 photos is in order to keep Photogram emails from being obnoxious, as the Photogram FAQ states: "Nobody wants to plow through dozens and dozens of photos."

Photogram allows for users to share photos with their friends via email, Facebook, and even Twitter. It is also possible to create specific user groups so photos can be regularly sent to common recipients. So, it's easy to create a group for family so they can share their newest photos to them, or for a certain circle of friends to get photos relevant to just them. Users can add designs to their photos with a variety of available themes, created by independent artists. These include basic themes for just simple colors to sports-related themes to even one entitled "Robot Friend." These themes are available via in-app purchase, with part of the revenue going directly to the artists. For the first week of release, users will get 30 themes for free. Artists interested in submitting their own themes for use in Photogram can get in touch with them through the email address at the bottom of the Photogram FAQ.

Photogram currently only shares to email, Twitter and Facebook; other services may be added in the future if users request them. As well, the app is currently exclusive to iOS; other operating systems may get Photogram later on. Photogram is available from the App Store right now as a free download.

Family Photo Sharing With Photogram

Posted by Jennifer Allen on June 1st, 2011

Arriving on the app store just in time for Father's Day comes Photogram, a new photo sharing app that's aimed at family users.

Photogram enables users to create their own invite or card of sorts which can then be delivered to groups of family or friends via email as well as shared via Facebook and Twitter. It means that users can not only show off their photos to others but add a personalized message to them too. Users aren't restricted to one photo at a time either with up to four photos possible to share at a time.

To spruce up the images even more so, users can use one of many original themes created by up and coming artists. These artists range from painters, photographers, designers and illustrators so there should be something for everyone's taste. Each theme will require a monetary fee to download with this revenue being split between the artist and Photogram. Users can even learn more about the artist through the app bio pages if they so wish.

Looking at the screenshots, Photogram looks set to have a fairly homey feel. It looks simple to set up groups and in turn send themed messages to them. There's certainly some great potential with users being able to send birthday greetings, party invites or simply messages informing others of what they've been up to. It might make for a great way of keeping in touch with the extended family for instance. Themes are easily browsed with a range of categories to make it all the more interesting.

Pricing hasn't been announced for the app or the individual themes but hopefully they'll be at a competitive price. Potentially Photogram could make for a great replacement to the humble greetings card or invite.

Take a look at the screenshot gallery for now as Photogram will arrive on the App Store June 16th. We'll be sure to keep on top of the latest news about it.