The app will make it easier for Facebook users to take pictures, edit them, and share them on the social networking site.
Says Dirk Stoop, a Facebook product manager for photos: "We can basically show you more photos on the app, so we can make a more immersive experience around your photos. On the side of publishing these photos, Facebook Camera lets you upload much higher resolution photos at up to 2,048 by 2,048 pixels wide."
As most active users know, the default for current pictures is much lower, usually in the 800x800 range.
Building on its acquisition of Instagram, the company has also added photo filters to Facebook. There will be 15 filters and also include cropping and straightening tools within the app.
Facebook recently acquired Instagram for $1 billion. The photo sharing app has 40 million users on Android and iOS.
Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 24 May 2012 23:41