500pxbIf you’re a serious photographer, chances are you have heard of 500px. For those who are not familiar, 500px is a website (and an app) that acts as a hub where professional photographers can upload their work and have other photographers comment and critique them. It also provides additional EXIF information just in case other photographers are curious.


However it looks like 500px has decided to give its app a massive overhaul, essentially turning it into a high-resolution Instagram. The app now displays photos based on people you follow and recommendations the same way Instagram does. Users can like and favorite photos the same way, leave comments, and check up on additional details about the photo and how it was taken.

Basically the same features 500px used to offer is still around, it’s just been served up on a different format that’s more akin to Instagram than anything. Photographers who are looking to use the app as a mobile portfolio will also be pleased to learn that the service will store the highest-possible resolution of your photo on its service.

It will then deliver an appropriately compressed image depending on how it is being viewed (such as on the desktop or on mobile). It will be interesting to see if 500px’s revamped app will fare and if it will attract more users, but for now if you’d like to check it out, hit up the iTunes App Store for the download. The Android revamp is scheduled for later this year.

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