Year of Colour

What were your Instagram colours in 2018?

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#5 Product of the DayJanuary 01, 2019

Year of Colour is a data visualisation tool for Instagram that shows you the colours you've used in your posts throughout the year.

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Ant Stanley 💷💣
  • Pros: 

    Intuitive, easy to use and fun!


    Could have greater detail

    Gives you the most used colours in your Instagram photos over the last year. Essentially giving your your palette for the year. It's great in that you can select specific months and see how the colours in your photos change during the year as the seasons change...

    Ant Stanley 💷💣 has used this product for one year.
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Stef Lewandowski
Stef LewandowskiMaker@stef · Founder, Makelight
Happy New Year product hunters! I've been building this side project that if you're on Instagram you might have seen pop up in your feed over the last few days. I thought it'd be nice to share it with you all too. I'm a designer and technologist and often do experimental projects with data and image-making. I thought it would be interesting to make a shareable visualization of your Instagram images throughout the year, starting with the question - is there a correlation between the colours you use in your images and how much they are liked by your followers? I was also itching to learn a handful of new technologies, so this is the result. Over the last couple of weeks my little side project has made about 300,000 reports, and it's just about held up to a couple of million page views in the process. There's some interesting stuff under the hood here that I'm happy to share. React, serverless, a little bit of machine vision, GraphQL… I've learnt a ton doing this! Oh, and I'm British, hence the *correct* spelling of Colour in this project name 🧐
Oleg Fomenko
Oleg Fomenko@oleg_fem · Co-founder of Sweatcoin
Always curious to see what is the next thing that Stef comes up with.
Stef Lewandowski
Stef LewandowskiMaker@stef · Founder, Makelight
@oleg_fem cheers Oleg!
Elizabeth S Hunker
Elizabeth S Hunker@elizabethhunker ·
Why is it physically impossible to resist these little novelties that ask only for our complete social profile and history? I'm not against it - it's just incredible ROI, building these things.
Ryan Hoover
Ryan HooverPro@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
Fun idea, @stef. Here's mine:
Stef Lewandowski
Stef LewandowskiMaker@stef · Founder, Makelight
@rrhoover thanks for trying it out! That definitely looks like your colours. Surprised not to see a PH orange in there though?
Nikita Korotaev
Nikita Korotaev@nikitakorotaev · Incubating products @ Glocal Partners
Great work @stef ! Different filters at the top are quite fun!
Stef Lewandowski
Stef LewandowskiMaker@stef · Founder, Makelight
@nikitakorotaev Cheers! I think that the way people perceive their own accounts is sometimes a little at odds to the actual pixel colours that they contain, so I'll probably be adding a few more options there. The main one is a "skin tone" filter, which obviously has to handle a wide range of colour values to work. For instance, a nail artist cares about the nail colours, but in the photos, there's a lot of "hand" which isn't relevant to her perception of the colours she's posting.