#nofilter? Yeah, Right, Says Filter Fakers

By David Cohen 

FilterFakers650Does it drive you nuts when Instagram users post photos with the hashtag #nofilter when they have obviously used photo filters? Check out Filter Fakers, a site devoted to exposing those untruths.

Filter Fakers wrote in its about section:

Go nuts with the Instagram filters, but at least be honest about it.

#nofilter is one of the most popular hashtags on Instagram. Using it is a way of telling people that you haven’t used any of Instagram’s built in filters to enhance the photo. But with over 40 million photos uploaded on Instagram daily, there are obviously quite a few cheaters out there. People that want you to think their photos just turned out that great, completely without the help of any filters. And you had to believe them — until now.

Filter Fakers is a little site that automatically highlights these Filter Fakers and tells you which Instagram filter they were actually using. We can only catch people using Instagram’s built in filters, so if you still want to cheat, use Camera+ or similar apps.

Filter Fakers is the fourth project from Kinda like a big deal, which is pretty much just a fancier name for @Gori (Oskar Sundberg) and @Fimpen (Per Stenius) making stuff, just for fun.

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Readers: Do you have any friends who could end up on Filter Fakers?