Instagram's delivered an early Christmas present with an app update that adds five new filters.
When Instagram was launched in October 2010, the initial filters were designed to give users greater scope when editing lower-quality images from smartphones.
Instagram has introduced five new filters to make the most of better image quality. They include:
On top of the five filters, Instagram now offers a perspective tool for adjusting the horizontal and vertical planes of an image, as well as the ability to upload slow motion video. The update will also unlock real-time commenting on photos, so users no longer need to refresh their feed to see new comments.
Earlier in December, the photo sharing service announced thatare on Instagram at least once a month. That's a rise of 50 percent from the previous milestone of 200 million active users in March 2014.
Other features rolled out by the Facebook-owned app this year included theafter the fact, as well as a tweak to the look and functionality of the Explore tab.
As for standalone apps that operate independently from the main photo-sharing service, Instagram introduced two this year:for smooth time-lapse videos, and for ephemeral photo and video sharing.
Bolt is only available in select countries, and runs on both iOS and Android. Hyperlapse runs on iOS only at the moment, as the required Android camera APIs are currently not compatible.
The five new filters and additional features will be rolled out via an app update, available now for Android (version 6.12) and iOS (version 6.4).