Instagram improves camera, editing, and adds new filter
The photo-sharing network boasts a faster camera and lots of new features for its iOS. Android users get a new filter.
The company touted its upgrades in a blog post highlighting the camera's new features for iOS. This includes an Instagram-themed shutter and shutter release button, a preview of the most recent photo on the camera roll, a grid guide for the scale and crop screen, and for those using the , an improved camera roll image selector.
Another improved feature, tilt-shift, allows for more precise blurring and a "vastly more realistic rendering of depth of field," boasts Instagram.
The new filter, called Willow, is a black-and-white filter "with subtle purple tones and a translucent glowing white border. This filter works well on portraits, still life, and architecture photographs with contrast," according to the post. Android users will also get access to Willow in the latest update released today.
It's just more ammo for Instagram as it continues to wage itsagainst other companies trying to move in on its action.