What’s this? Could it be that I am using a hosted software solution?
I am because I find that with my images, in particular, I want to share them as part of community. I miss what Flickr used to be, and in a sense I want something like that. I’ve actually been looking for something similar for a long time. I like VSCO a lot, but I do most of my photographic work on the desktop. Even when I shoot with my phone, I always process everything through the desktop.
I do this because I don’t want an app to be the primary repository for my images. VSCO really wants to be my repository. I have hard drives and backups for that. I just want to use their software to share, and it feels really stupid to process my images, reload them back into my phone, and then add them in VSCO.
Ello is nice. I really need to work on using that social network more. I like their approach and they tend to draw some phenomenal artists. Ello operates more like Instagram, though, in that they rely on post by post images. I like …