Path for Android jumps on the filter bandwagon

Path for Android jumps on the filter bandwagon
We're really hoping this trend doesn't continue too much, but it looks as though Path has taken a cue from popular photography apps like Instagram, Hipstamatic, and Pixlr-o-matic and given users options for adding filters on the photos they share. The iOS app has had this option for quite a while now though, so this is only new for Android, and it gives Path a bit of a pass on the timing of the addition. 

Path version 2.1.5 adds what the app calls "Lenses", which are live filters that can be added to photos to give various effects before the pics are shared on the network. The update also adds the ability to delete comments and of course the ever popular bug fixes. The "lenses" are what you'd expect, so if you like that sort of thing it might not be a bad idea to try out Path. 

If you want to grab Path, it's available for free in the Google Play Store.

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3 Comments

1. denney

Posts: 98; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

I'm very torn between my hipster-like photography purism, and my hatred for people taking things like photography too seriously. On one hand, I hate filters, they make it too easy for people to pretend the terrible camera on their phone is capable of creating something beautiful, on that note, I also admire when someone can take a photograph with a camera phone, and it accidentally is some sort of gem (refer to PA's "Cool photos taken with your phone" articles)..... MY LIFE IS AN ENDLESS DILEMMA.

2. cepcamba

Posts: 717; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

Me I hate people pretending to photographers!!! I like some of their pictures but I don't like the people who took 'em! :p I like people who see photography as an art, not some kind of tool to help them gain popularity from their friends, etc. I myself am not a good photographer. My pictures are decent at the most. But I don't flood the net with them! :p Anyway guys that's just me ok? :)

3. MorePhonesThanNeeded

Posts: 645; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

Non story and people have the nerve to complain about things others do that don't bother your way of life in the slightest. Seriously who cares if people take millions of photos and add filters to them and post them on the net? They paid for their phones data plan and the phone might as well get some sort of use out of it. This is like the complainers corner or something, let each man live his own life why do you have to rail on things because you don't like it?

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