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I have mixed feelings on this. Mainly speaking on textures. There are some really pretty textures to use, and I have taken an otherwise average flower photo and added a texture to give it more interest. I mean, my photos had nice composition and good exposure. it’s more for a pretty background photo, not really a true work of art. I follow some photogs on Flickr who use textures all the time. Some have really average scenes where they added a texture and people think it’s amazing. The photos are nice, but not awesome without the texture. It does make it more like a painting though. As for Instagram, and another app I use called Pixlr-Matic, their only purpose is to dress up a crappy phone snapshot to make it more appealing and I like that- but if someone is passing that off as professional work, they should be shot.