As a freelance artist I truly want and need the people I work with to share/post the images and videos they are involved in- but when my collaborators alter the colors, adding filters, even “instacropping” to a square makes me wish they never did. It’s destructive, a bad representation on me since all of those alterations look like crap, and most important, it’s completely unnecessary. Free apps like Squareready, Squareready V (for video), and Photo Grid make it so easy to post the real, as-intended thing on IG.
As for the color alterations, they serve no purpose and in 2015 it has to be acknowledged that filters on photos are mostly amateurish, tacky and almost always regretted as time goes on. A black and white conversion doesn’t work just by dropping to grayscale or picking “inkwell”.