Turn your 2018 Instagram memories into a visual display of colored dots

Turn your 2018 Instagram memories into a visual display of colored dots
A new web app called Year of Colour (via The Verge) will show you with a visual display, which colors appeared most often on your Instagram photos in 2018 (see image at the top of this article). The size of the dots in the display are based on how significant the color was in each picture, and how well liked each picture was your followers. You can customize the dates to cover any period of time you want, although pre-set options include all of 2018, one month ago or another year. If you're a prolific Instagram poster, the final image could take some time to compute. In that case, Year of Colour will email you the results.

The first time that you visit the web site, you will have to type in your Instagram handle and password. You are limited to using your own Instagram account only. And after your report is generated, there are a couple of sliders on the top left that filter the image by vibrancy and significance. Other buttons on the top right allow you to emphasize saturated colors or brighter colors. You can also organize the image so that certain months go to the center with other months on the outside. Tap on the playthrough button and you'll see a slideshow of the year as it progressed. As app founder Stef Lewandowski notes, "It’s not just the colors that come through, it’s the memories of what those colors mean."


Eventually, Year of Colours users will be able to order prints to hang on your wall. And for $3 a month, you can also have your latest monthly image automatically emailed to you.

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