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With Twitter having released a new version of its mobile app on Monday that allows users to add filters, it is now competing directly with Instagram. But while Instagram offers 18 free filters, Twitter launched with just eight.

Still, it is interesting to compare what each of those basic filters look like. So CNET took a single photograph and filtered it using every available basic option in both Twitter and Instagram.

This is the unfiltered photo, taken in Berkeley, Calif., at sunset.

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Twitter filter grid

One advantage Twitter's filter feature offers over Instagram's is a grid showing how any photo will look using each of the initial eight available filters.
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Twitter - Vignette filter

This is the sunset photo using Twitter's Vignette filter.
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Twitter - Black & White filter

This is the sunset photo using Twitter's Black & White filter.
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Twitter - Warm filter

This is the sunset photo using Twitter's Warm filter.
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Twitter - Cool filter

This is the sunset photo using Twitter's Cool filter.
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Twitter - Vintage filter

This is the sunset photo using Twitter's Vintage filter.
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Twitter - Cinematic filter

This is the sunset photo using Twitter's Cinematic filter.
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Twitter - Happy filter

This is the sunset photo using Twitter's Happy filter.
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Twitter - Gritty filter

This is the sunset photo using Twitter's Gritty filter.
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Instagram - Nashville filter

This is the sunset photo using Instagram's Nashville filter.
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Instagram - Hefe filter

This is the sunset photo using Instagram's Hefe filter.
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Instagram - 1977 filter

This is the sunset photo using Instagram's 1977 filter.
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Instagram - Valencia filter

This is the sunset photo using Instagram's Valencia filter.
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Instagram - X Pro II filter

This is the sunset photo using Instagram's X Pro II filter.
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Instagram - Sierra filter

This is the sunset photo using Instagram's Sierra filter.
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Instagram - Hudson filter

This is the sunset photo using Instagram's Hudson filter.
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Instagram - Amaro filter

This is the sunset photo using Instagram's Amaro filter.
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Instagram - Rise filter

This is the sunset photo using Instagram's Rise filter.
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Instagram - Willow filter

This is the sunset photo using Instagram's Willow filter.
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Instagram - Brannan filter

This is the sunset photo using Instagram's Brannan filter.
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Instagram - Inkwell filter

This is the sunset photo using Instagram's Inkwell filter.
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Instagram - Walden filter

This is the sunset photo using Instagram's Walden filter.
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Instagram - Toaster filter

This is the sunset photo using Instagram's Toaster filter.
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Instagram - Lo-Fi filter

This is the sunset photo using Instagram's Lo-Fi filter.
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Instagram - Earlybird filter

This is the sunset photo using Instagram's Earlybird filter.
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Instagram - Sutro filter

This is the sunset photo using Instagram's Sutro filter.
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Instagram - Kelvin filter

This is the sunset photo using Instagram's Kelvin filter.
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