Four Instagram Alternatives For Photo Enthusiasts

Instagram is not what it used to be. The photo-sharing app was once very popular for users who wanted to share pictures with popular filters.

The app has now evolved into more of a “TikTok” competitor which is focused more on its videos/Reels feature which has been met with backlash with most users including the Kardashians.

If you’re looking for an app that is more “photo” focused, here are some alternatives that you can check out:


500px is an online photo community dedicated to the semi-pro and professional photography communities. Users can add photos, discover other photographers, and sell your photos. Available on iOS and Google Playstore


  • Free (with ads)
  • Awesome Plan: $3.99/month
  • Pro Plan: $7.99/month


The VSCO app is similar to Instagram in that it allows users to capture photos in the app and edit them, using preset filters and editing tools.

VSCO is free to use but offers a membership option that unlocks access to all 200+ Presets, advanced editing tools, and a video editor. The app is available on iOS and Google Playstore.


  • Free
  • Membership: $7.99 (Monthly); $29.99 (Yearly)


Flickr is an online photo community for amateur and professional photographers to host high-resolution photos. Mobile app available on iOS and Google Playstore.


  • Free
  • Membership: $71.99 (Yearly); $8.49 (Monthly)


Backdrop is an app and social network that lets people find and share beautiful spaces around the world.

Available on iOS and Google Playstore.

Price: Free

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