Instagram users can only upload and apply filters to photos from a smartphone with the Instagram app. Although Instagram can be accessed from a laptop at the Instagram website, users can not upload or edit photos through a laptop or desktop computer.
Instagram alternatives allow users to edit photos from laptops. BeFunky is a website that offers over 200 free filters as well as precise editing tools and a collage function. Membership is free, and members can access their saved photos through the website or apps on a smartphone or tablet. PicMonkey has filters and editing tools similar to those on Instagram but is only available through a browser, whether on a smartphone, laptop or desktop computer.