Indicate Non iPhone Photos

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Since there are many non iPhone photos being posted, would it be possible to display a little icon or something near each photo to indicate the camera used (DSLR, iPhone, etc) as in the EXIF data?
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Mohamed Ashraf

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Kevin Systrom

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We're looking into this issue right now. To be clear, I'm not sure how we fall on non-iphone photos. I think gorgeous photography is gorgeous no matter what you use. But it seems disingenuous to simply post your portfolio in a stream. So I hear ya -- we're working on it.

That being said, we absolutely DO NOT support stealing of photos, etc. and we're going to make sure we stop this behavior as quickly as we can.
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Mohamed Ashraf

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Thanks for your reply. I'm thinking it's just a misunderstanding I had (and some other Instagram users I know) that people are supposed to snap and post photos taken with their phones. But if that's not the purpose of Instagram, there are no issues here.

Great app and thanks!
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Kevin Systrom

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I think we're still figuring it all out. thanks for your honest feedback!
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Jim McCormick

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I am very glad to hear that you guys are working on this. For me it's a complete turn off to constantly see photos that aren't shot with the iphone. There are enough other forums for those photos.
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"I'm not sure how we fall on non-iphone photos" - let the app read the EXIF and then put a sign above or below the pic like "non-iphone" or something :) It seems to be simple, isn't it?
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It was iphoneography that brought me to instagram in the first place, and the main reason I'm now addicted to the program. I would really like to see IG as an iphoto only network, but if not, I'd really really like to be able to filter my feed to show only iphoneongraphic images or at least tag images from other image gathering systems.

As I see it now, and I'm really wet-behind-the-sensor with Instagram with only a couple of weeks on it, the only commonality we share is that an iDevice is required to upload and view.

Why? there are at least a few challenges up every day in which I like to participate -- while I don't like to think of myself as competitive, the fact is that I find myself reaching for the slr, heading for photoshop and tweaking images to compete with the high dollar cameras and processes.

Pulling EXIF data seems really logical, with limits -- just grab the camera source field. Seems easy enough to me, but I'm not a programmer. I'd also like to see what software was used for processing, but I don't think that's possible without the cooperation of the app developers.

I suspect that the simplest solution for the IG team is a separate app dedicated to iphoneography only. I'd happily participate in alpha or beta testing of that, or any other Instagram enhancements.

Thanks for the great app!
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I like the idea of being able to post both. While the majority of my pics that are taken with my DSLR I post on flickr, sometimes I like to share a few of those pictures with my friends here on instagram, facebook, etc.

I agree that a gorgeous picture is a gorgeous picture no matter what you use. The best camera you have is the camera in your hand.

I wouldn't want to see limits....and I don't mind tagging somehow my pictures to let others know what camera I used either.
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If Instagram is a app just to show beautiful pictures in the world, is far from be the best one, is a unfair competition. When i want just see the best pics ever i go to flickr or other place.
The best in that community is that we can see the creativity of people with few resources, new views of normal things and people's routine, in this case Instagram is the best ever...
For me is a source of inspiration and is really important to know what was took with an Iphone and what is not. I dont like to follow professional photographers for example.
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I agree completely with what @danielevsilva said. I just unfollowed somebody the other day when I realised that there is no way his photos were taken with iPhone.
Don't get me wrong, I do like nice photos taken with the latest DSLR, but I think Instagram is not the place to show this.
Moreover, and this could becoming a real problem, these 'professional' photos are regularly featured in the Popular feed (obviously), which might be unfair to the others.
But maybe I'm just a purist :)

I'm willing to compromise though, as long as there is a clear indication where the photos came from.
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Well put.