@dima this is what I struggled to understand when Instagram first appeared: what's the point, if you can post pictures perfectly well on Twitter? Filters? Or just novelty? Same feeling here about Pixelfed. I just don't get it :-)
@isagalaev I personally started using Instagram because it was faster at uploading pictures. Facebook was too slow. I believe the trick Instagram did was to start uploading a file before the upload button was presses. What a neat trick to get several billion dollars later.
Why would I use Pixelfed, not Mastodon now? Mostly curiosity. Maybe Pixelfed interface is tailerod toward picture viewing. That would be the second reason.
@dima @isagalaev it really depends on what you want a photo sharing service for. I have a Piwigo installation because I want a private photo album for my amateur photography and for photos my friends/family can enjoy. They get email updates and print worthy file sizes. I can share private albums with special links. I can make photos/albums public at lower resolution if I want. It's a simpler php app and runs well.
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