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Open Source Instagram Alternatives

The best open source alternative to Instagram is Pixelfed. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Instagram and eight of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Instagram are Bibliogram, PixelDroid, Improved Layout for Instagram.com and Beautify.

Instagram alternatives are mainly Social Networks but may also be Photo Sharing Apps or Image Hosting Services. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Instagram.
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  1. Pixelfed is an image sharing platform with focus on Privacy, Safety and Security, an ethical alternative to centralized platforms like Instagram.

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    PixelFed is a decentralized photo sharing network based on the ActivityPub protocol, the same one that Mastodon uses. For a lot of people divorced (or wanting to be) from Instagram over mental health concerns and issues like forced consent to post-GDPR terms, a decentralized social network like PixelFed sounds like an exciting and promising alternative.

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    danievandermerwe

    Pixelfed has great features such as:

    • Federated so no lockin and won't be shut down by a Big Tech who loses interest..
    • Can post from browser too.
    • Has disappearing Stories.
    • No algorithms or adverts inserted into home feed.
    • Can create Collections of posts.
    • Is open source.
    • see my short video overview of it at https://youtu.be/V3-pf4fm7FA
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    xplosionmind

    It is decentralized and not owned by a corporation focused on profits.

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    08f20518

    It is free from commercial control and does not have any ads.

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    open source and no tracking

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    it's decentralised and federated and isn't made by facebook

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    marcrnt

    It is a privacy-focused version of Instagram. It's decentralised, so you can choose which provider you want or you can also host it on your own server, if that's your thing. It has a lot of the same features and it integrates into a bigger network of decentralised apps by using the ActivityPub protocol.

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    Bibliogram

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online

    Bibliogram is a website that takes data from Instagram 's public profile views and puts it into a friendlier page that loads faster, gives downloadable images, eliminates ads, generates RSS feeds, and doesn't urge you to sign up.

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    PixelDroid

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Android
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    • F-Droid

    PixelDroid is a Free and Open Source Android client for Pixelfed, the federated image sharing platform.

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    Improved Layout for Instagram.com

    • FreeOpen Source
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    • Google Chrome

    The default Instagram.com layout is not optimized for the desktop. This extension improves the design.

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  5. Beautify

    • FreeOpen Source
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    • GIMP

    GIMP Beautify is a set of GIMP plug-ins for quickly and easily beautify photo.

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    Instagram is a photo sharing service and social media network, while this is a GIMP plugin not meant for sharing

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    Instagram Scraper

    • FreeOpen Source
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    instagram-scraper is a command-line application written in Python that scrapes and downloads an instagram user's photos and videos. Use responsibly.

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    Wisaw

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Android
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    This is the most minimalistic social sharing possible, yet, it's probably the most relevant one as well. It's relevant in time and space. You only see what may potentially matter to you. You do not choose what you see.

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  8. Speecher is a new generation social network where you are able to create your channels and broadcast anything you want, like: interesting news, your music, podcasts, art, pictures, videos, movies and much more...

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