Oggl – First Impressions

Oggl is a new photo sharing experience powered by the popular Hipstamatic camera, films and lenses. It refer to it self as “A Community Of Creative People Capturing & Curating Their Lives Through Photography” and was recently launched. Here are my first thoughts and experiences:

What I love:
– The “Shoot With This” feature, that allows you to
copy the lens and film settings from other users uploaded pictures.
– The look and feel of the app. Oggl has wisely copied the very
cool design of Hipåstamatic – Looking good!
– The editing feature -This is something I, and probably others, have been missing in the
Hipstamatic app. With Oggl you can switch between lenses and films
after taking the picture.
– All the different lenses and films ( worth the 9,99$ to me)

Marianne Granum - Oggl

What I miss:
– The possibility to upload pictures from your camera roll.
– Being able to share the same picture twice to Twitter. I accidentally spelled something
wrong the first time I shared the picture, and there was no way of sharing it twice, not even after editing the picture.
– An easier way to search for friends, I can’t see any way to search for friends from Facebook or Twitter yet.
– More settings – I’m missing an option to adjust my profile photo and the possibility to turn of the auto-save to the camera roll
– More ways of interacting, you can currently not comment on pictures (you can @mention in your capture title, but I cannot see any commenting features yet, nor do you get notifications when people follow you, like or curate your photos.

Nice to know:
– Currently only for iphone
– Free to use, but you can become a member (9,99$ annually) to get access to more films, filters, support the development and skip ads.
– Currently by invitation only, request an invitation in the app or on Oggl.com. (In my case the invitation came less than 24 hours after I requested it)

Are you on Oggl? My user name is @Mariannemixi if you want to look me up 🙂

Oggl – Hipstamatic is taking on Instagram

With Oggl, Hipstamatic is creating a new photo experience available at your hands through your smartphone (iPhone only so far). Oggl is combining Hipstamatics lenses and films with the filters, editing features and social experience that Instagram is known and popular for.

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Some important features:

– Focuses on sharing your best photos, and seeing the best photos of others
– Possible to share pictures to other networks like Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr
– Comes with lenses for different purposes, such as food or landscape photos,
– and editing-in-app features – a feature Hipstamatic has been missing so far, and by introducing it as a Oggl feature, Hipstamatic is surely offering Instagram some competition.
– Introducing a Membership fee: 9,99$ annually (or 2,99 $ quarterly) for all features from Hipstamatic and new gear every month. This is unusual, but might be a clever move? It’s not a big expense, but maybe it will keep the “spammers” out?

I’m excited to give Oggl a try, I’m a big fan of both Instagram and Hipstamatic and a combination sounds like a perfect match 🙂

Do you think you’ll give Oggl a try?

Snapshots from Gothenburg

Some shots from my weekend getaway to Gothenburg, Sweden. Such a beautiful city! The pictures below are from the Haga district, my favorite part of town.


For more pictures from Gothenburg, check out my Pinterest board from Gothenburg or picturesoftrees.wordpress.com

Och vi går ut och brinner upp i natten…

… title taken from Håkan Helström’s song “Shelley”, picture of a whiteboard in an art gallery in Oslo…

A glimpse of autumn

Catched the first glimpse of autumn today, don’t know if it makes me happy or sad.

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Yellow mellow

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Yellow catching on

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My rubber booths are set for the rainy autumn days ahead, bare legs replaced by wool