#nofilter? Yeah, Right, Says Filter Fakers

FilterFakers650Does it drive you nuts when Instagram users post photos with the hashtag #nofilter when they have obviously used photo filters? Check out Filter Fakers, a site devoted to exposing those untruths.

Filter Fakers wrote in its about section:

Go nuts with the Instagram filters, but at least be honest about it.

#nofilter is one of the most popular hashtags on Instagram. Using it is a way of telling people that you haven’t used any of Instagram’s built in filters to enhance the photo. But with over 40 million photos uploaded on Instagram daily, there are obviously quite a few cheaters out there. People that want you to think their photos just turned out that great, completely without the help of any filters. And you had to believe them — until now.

Filter Fakers is a little site that automatically highlights these Filter Fakers and tells you which Instagram filter they were actually using. We can only catch people using Instagram’s built in filters, so if you still want to cheat, use Camera+ or similar apps.

Filter Fakers is the fourth project from Kinda like a big deal, which is pretty much just a fancier name for @Gori (Oskar Sundberg) and @Fimpen (Per Stenius) making stuff, just for fun.

We hope you like it! To contact us, please send us an email.

Readers: Do you have any friends who could end up on Filter Fakers?

Related Stories
Mediabistro Course

Web Analytics

Web AnalyticsStarting July 30, master Google Analytics to build traffic and increase sales for your brand! In this course, you'll learn how to use metrics to develop a digital strategy for your business, determine what to look for in analytics reports, use your findings to improve your online initiatives and more. Register now!