Photo-sharing site Flickr performed an analysis of uploads for its annual Year in Review. Following recent trends, smartphones were used to capture a full 50 percent of photos in 2017. The majority of remaining photos were posted by DSLR users, clocking 33 percent. Point-and-shoot cameras declined to 12 percent of images, with mirrorless cameras holding steady at 4 percent. The breakdown of device brands is where Apple shines.
If you are looking to grow your Instagram audience, using hashtags will certainly be a part of your strategy. The hashtag, if you are new to the concept, is basically a tool used to organize and navigate content on social media sites. For example, if you are looking for Instagram posts about skiing, you might search for #skiing, which may lead you to a post about skiing in Vail that may be tagged with #skiing and #skivail, at which point you could narrow down to just posts about Vail by clicking on the #skivail hashtag.
If you owned an an early generation iPhone (or any camera phone or digital camera) before it was equipped with GPS, chances are you have photos in your camera roll that have no location information. iPhones now geotag your photos automatically (unless you have turned the feature off), which helps with categorizing them and allows them to import into your "Places" album. You can, however, add locations to your "dumb" photos using Apple's Photos app on a Mac. Here's how to do it:
While it is already possible to create watch faces from your photos for your Apple Watch, iOS 11 makes the process much easier with a new function in the share sheet. "Create Watch Face" lets you select up to ten photos to use in a watch face and lets you customize the layout and information displayed. Here's how to create a watch face from your iPhone Photos app:
Apple has been expanding its "Shot on iPhone" ad campaign for some time through various media channels. Now the company has launched an official Instagram page at @apple to showcase iPhone images. The photos come from iPhone users across the globe. Apple says anyone using the hashtag #ShotoniPhone will put their photos in the running to be featured on @apple.