by Brent Dirks
August 7, 2013
For the first time since adding video June, Instagram has just announced a major update to its iOS app. Two major new features – automatic photo straightening and the ability to import video - highlight version 4.1. The company has a little more about both on its blog:
Import Video from Library Starting today you can upload videos from your phone's media library and share those moments to Instagram regardless of when they were captured. Once you select the video clip you'd like to import, you can trim it down to the exact part you like best. We've also made it so that you can choose how you square-crop your clip so you can keep the action front and center. Automatic Straightening for iOS There are few things more distracting than a crooked horizon in a photo. We're happy to announce that we've developed a brand new technology that brings you straight photos instantly. When you take a photo with the in-app camera, you can now tap the new Straighten icon and your photo will correct to be level—it's that simple. The straightening tool also includes a slider so you can rotate and adjust any photo—including ones imported from your photo library—as much or as little as you'd like.Instagram is designed for the iPhone/iPod touch and is compatible with the iPad. It can be downloaded in the App Store now for free. With the earlier App Store downtime, the update has yet to go live. But it should arrive momentarily.