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Twitter filter grid

Twitter - Vignette filter

Twitter - Black & White filter

Twitter - Warm filter

Twitter - Cool filter

Twitter - Vintage filter

Twitter - Cinematic filter

Twitter - Happy filter

Twitter - Gritty filter

Instagram - Nashville filter

Instagram - Hefe filter

Instagram - 1977 filter

Instagram - Valencia filter

Instagram - X Pro II filter

Instagram - Sierra filter

Instagram - Hudson filter

Instagram - Amaro filter

Instagram - Rise filter

Instagram - Willow filter

Instagram - Brannan filter

Instagram - Inkwell filter

Instagram - Walden filter

Instagram - Toaster filter

Instagram - Lo-Fi filter

Instagram - Earlybird filter

Instagram - Sutro filter

Instagram - Kelvin filter

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.

Caption by / Photo by Daniel Terdiman/CNET
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.
Caption by / Photo by Daniel Terdiman/CNET
This is the sunset photo using Twitter's Vignette filter.
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This is the sunset photo using Twitter's Black & White filter.
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This is the sunset photo using Twitter's Warm filter.
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This is the sunset photo using Twitter's Cool filter.
Caption by / Photo by Daniel Terdiman/CNET
This is the sunset photo using Twitter's Vintage filter.
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This is the sunset photo using Twitter's Cinematic filter.
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This is the sunset photo using Twitter's Happy filter.
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This is the sunset photo using Twitter's Gritty filter.
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This is the sunset photo using Instagram's Nashville filter.
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This is the sunset photo using Instagram's Hefe filter.
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This is the sunset photo using Instagram's 1977 filter.
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This is the sunset photo using Instagram's Valencia filter.
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This is the sunset photo using Instagram's X Pro II filter.
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This is the sunset photo using Instagram's Sierra filter.
Caption by / Photo by Daniel Terdiman/CNET
This is the sunset photo using Instagram's Hudson filter.
Caption by / Photo by Daniel Terdiman/CNET
This is the sunset photo using Instagram's Amaro filter.
Caption by / Photo by Daniel Terdiman/CNET
This is the sunset photo using Instagram's Rise filter.
Caption by / Photo by Daniel Terdiman/CNET
This is the sunset photo using Instagram's Willow filter.
Caption by / Photo by Daniel Terdiman/CNET
This is the sunset photo using Instagram's Brannan filter.
Caption by / Photo by Daniel Terdiman/CNET
This is the sunset photo using Instagram's Inkwell filter.
Caption by / Photo by Daniel Terdiman/CNET
This is the sunset photo using Instagram's Walden filter.
Caption by / Photo by Daniel Terdiman/CNET
This is the sunset photo using Instagram's Toaster filter.
Caption by / Photo by Daniel Terdiman/CNET
This is the sunset photo using Instagram's Lo-Fi filter.
Caption by / Photo by Daniel Terdiman/CNET
This is the sunset photo using Instagram's Earlybird filter.
Caption by / Photo by Daniel Terdiman/CNET
This is the sunset photo using Instagram's Sutro filter.
Caption by / Photo by Daniel Terdiman/CNET
This is the sunset photo using Instagram's Kelvin filter.
Caption by / Photo by Daniel Terdiman/CNET
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