Tracks seeks to be the cure for Instagram fatigue.
With social photography being all the rage, it may fill a niche for those who like photo editing and tinkering features without broadcasting every image to the entire planet.
With Tracks, users have a wide variety of options for filtering a photo and more control over who to share it with. Pictures can be organized into tracks, which are a series of images strung together as a narrative. Then invite specific contacts to a Track through email, SMS, Twitter, or Facebook.
Sharing this way takes a little bit of work, but that is the point. Perhaps there are some nifty vacation pics that you wish to only share with your girlfriend or close family. Or there could be that wild party that should only be shared with a few instead of blasted all over Facebook.
Tracks excels in its real-time image filtering. Before you even take the photo you can see how the image would look in in any of the filters. There is the traditional black-and-white and those with retro-style coloring effects, yet my favorite was one called Sherlock, which added an old film reel look reminiscent of a film noir detective flick.
There are other options when taking a photo, such as using video, zoom, and focusing in on a particular potion of the photo. You can also use the front-facing camera as well. Flash can also be used.
After this process name a new track or add it to one that you have created. Creating a series of photos and adding them to select tracks is quite easy. It is an innovative way to take images, tell a story, then selectively choose who can see them.
- Photo sharing without excessive socialization
- Impressive editing tools
Off the Mark:
- Not for those who want to broadcast pictures everywhere