May 3, 2011
Instagram, the popular photo-taking app for the iPhone has received a nice update. The app is now faster to use and includes a new filter sure to please its many users. Created by Burbn, Inc., Instagram Version 1.6.5 includes faster navigation between sections. This is very much noticeable and eliminates the slight lag time that was evident between sections in previous versions. In addition, Instagram includes, according to iTunes “image quality improvements when choosing from library.” On this one, we detected no obvious photo improvements, although grabbing photos from the Camera Roll did appear to happen much quicker. Finally, the latest version of the app includes an expanded tiltshift filter, called “radial.” This is perfect for users looking to add affects to larger items in a photo. Overall, the Instagram update, while short on many new features, makes the top selling app better than ever. The free Instagram app is available in the App Store.