doesn’t make it easy for photographers to post pictures from
a computer. However, a new computer app can fool the popular
photo-sharing platform by mimicking a mobile browser.
Windowed is free and makes
posting photos directly from a Mac or MacBook as easy as it is
from your iPhone.
are currently able to use Instagram and upload photos from a
Windows laptops with touchscreens. Windowed works with any laptop or
desktop, Mac or Windows. Photographers, especially Apple
users, have other work-around methods like email or dragging
photos into Dropbox.
Windowed will not give the user the “full”
Instagram experience, as the photography website
The Phoblographer pointed out in its reporting on
the new app. It mostly provides a quick way to post a photo to
and photographer Felix Sun said the app does not have access
to your Instagram account information.
photographer and computer engineering student who was
frustrated that there was no easy way to upload photos to
Instagram directly from my computer,” Sun wrote on the
Windowed website. “I created this
initially to improve my workflow but realized that many
others had the same problem as me. Happy Shooting folks!”
The Phoblographer’s Anthony Thurston also pointed
out that Windowed may violate Instagram’s Terms of Service,
though he added Instagram would have to take the unlikely
step of blocking all mobile browser access to enforce it.
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