So here’s a quickie geek/tech post. I’ll be sharing these from time to time as I find new and exciting things to do with my iToys that I feel might be interesting to other fanboys and girls.
Ever wanted to save some of the great images and photos that come across your Instagram feed? Well, there’s an app for that!
I willingly admit that although I consider myself to be “in the know” on all things social media, it took me a while to catch on to Instagram. For one, I’m not really a fan of constantly posting pictures of myself. Secondly, I don’t take a whole lot of interesting pictures with my iPhone (mainly because I don’t find a whole of interesting stuff to take pictures of). What I do find great about Instagram is that if you follow enough interesting people who take interesting pictures, you can have hours of voyeuristic fun!
Most pictures on Instagram are really not worth a second look, let alone saving, but every now and then you might stumble upon something that’s worth holding on to. Of course, there is that whole copyright issue, so be very careful of the images you do save and might consider sharing later.
My main purpose for saving photos is because I have a few family members and friends who load all of their photos to Instagram and basically refuse to take the time to share them any other way. What is one to do with those pesky folks in your life who just won’t cooperate? Sigh.
Instagram does not allow you to save any photos directly from the app to your device. There are a few workarounds for this, but they involve way too many steps for something that should be very simple to do.
Alas, I finally stumbled upon a great app while browsing the App Store on my Mac. The app is called Carousel and is currently priced at $1.99 (US). It has a very simple interface and basically just shows your feed in a nice, scrollable format.
Once you find a photo you want to save, you just click on said photo, click File and Save Photo. Choose the location you want to save the photo to, rename it if you want and save.
Voila. Simple. Easy. Genius.
Thus far, there is no version for the iPhone or any other smart phone that I know of, so for those who do not own a Mac, you will need to research further for an equivalent application.
Looks like the app has been around since at least late last year, so it’s not new to the App Store, but it’s definitely new to me.