Life doesn’t always turn out the way you expect it to but for those times when you do get it right, you’d want to keep souvenirs of it for posterity. And that’s where image hosting tools like Flickr come in.

Moving beyond just keeping your thousands and thousands of files, Flickr is also taking on the likes of Instagram and VSCO Cam by letting you capture images, edit them, and then upload them for sharing. Its app for Android and iOS have been redesigned to make mobile photography a better experience.

Flickr 3.0So, what’s new with Flickr 3.0?

  • The app has 14 live filters to choose from. You can add vignettes and auto-enhance the photos. Aside from that, you can also edit options like color balance, exposure, and levels.
  • Shoot 30 seconds of HD video with the same live features. It doesn’t even have to be a continuous video. Plus, you can delete specific sections if you think that filmed section doesn’t go with the theme your going with the clip.
  • You get 1 TB of free storage by signing up. With Auto Sync, you don’t even have to manually upload your photos. You can let the Flickr app do that for you.
  • Discover the photos of your friends and family as well as inspired work of some of the best photographers out there. Be part of the community by faving photos or leaving comments on your favorites.

We got to spend a bit of time with the app at the Hot Air Balloon Festival in Clark, Pampanga. And we like how simple and clean the app is. When editing photos, everything you would need for tweaking is in the carousel of sorts. The left has all the editing options, while the filters are on the right. Everything is just within easy reach. And then uploading them and sharing them on different social networks like Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr, is also an easy affair.

If you don’t have it yet, you can download Flickr 3.0 for iOS here and for Android here.