The highly anticipated Path photo sharing app has finally been released to the masses. If you’re a heavy social-networker and you share more photos than you do little quirky status updates, you might want to give this app a shot. It’s sort of like Instagram, except right now it’s closed in that you can only share your photos with 50 people at a time.
Here’s a quick rundown of who or what Path is:
Path is the personal network. A place to be yourself and share life with close friends and family. The personal network doesn’t replace your existing social networks – it augments them.
Path allows you to capture your life’s most personal moments and share them with the 50 close friends and family in your life who matter most.
Because your personal network is limited to your 50 closest friends and family, you can always trust that you can post any moment, no matter how personal. Path is a place where you can be yourself.
The idea is that when you’re on Twitter, Facebook and other social-networking services, you’re probably not being yourself. After all, you probably have close friends, family and co-workers following you and viewing your status updates and images. Because Path is limited to 50 people, and you get to choose who those 50 are, you’re free to go nuts and share those pictures of you doing one-armed keg stands on a Tuesday night.
You can share images and geo-tag them, so that your friends know exactly where you took your photos. And, unlike Instagram, your photos can only be shown exactly as you took them unless you edited them elsewhere because Path doesn’t have a ton of filters that tweak, distort or (sometimes) ruin your images. You’ll also have the option to share them with all your friends, or even whittle that down to just the ones depicted in the photo, if any.
You can check it out in the iTunes App Store now.
Here is a video demo of Path in action!