Series, the iOS-based photo layout app, is quickly emerging as a prime tool for those posting images to Instagram Threads. Catering to Threads’ full-screen image capability, the app now allows users to share expansive, seamless panoramas of their photos.
Pioneers like artist Pete Halvorsen have played with this format, manipulating aspect ratios and dividing photos for a complete, immersive viewing experience. Observing this trend, Ryan Carver, Series’ developer, introduced the TH+ tool, streamlining the panorama sharing process for Threads.
Carver’s experience is evident in the app’s design and utility. Before creating the Series, he played a pivotal role in product development at the photo-sharing platform VSCO and co-founded Typekit, later acquired by Adobe. His inspiration for the Series germinated from his personal journey in photography, particularly after orchestrating a gallery showcase in 2019. He shared with TechCrunch his vision behind the app, highlighting its inception from the desire for robust tools to study visual links between images and to simplify multi-image sharing. Carver commended the Instagram Carousel’s potential as an ideal platform for unique multi-image layouts.
Originally designed for platforms like Instagram and TikTok, the Series boasts a suite of features: combining photos and videos, user-friendly edge and margin controls, the facility to generate backgrounds with layered photos or videos, and versatile layouts for story-telling through Diptychs and Triptychs, along with carousel posting capabilities.
In the age of visual storytelling, the Series offers a fresh perspective on how images can be shared on social platforms. Its adaptability to new formats like Instagram Threads underlines the importance of continuous innovation in the app development world. The app doesn’t just cater to current needs; it anticipates and molds user behaviors, demonstrating a potent blend of foresight and functionality.