Instagram gains new filters, Facebook rolls out new photo auto-enhancement features
Instagram and Facebook, its parent company, have just unveiled new features for enhancing photos in their respective iOS apps.
A week after announcing its 300 million user milestone, Instagram has introduced five new filters:
Inspired by the photography, art, fashion and design of the global Instagram community, we’re releasing five new filters that we believe are our best yet. You’ll see the filters at the front of your filter tray: Slumber, Crema, Ludwig, Aden and Perpetua. They soften and subtly shift colors to achieve the look and feel you want for your each photo.
In addition, Instagram has revamped the way filters are shown in the app. Now, each filter icon displays a blurred preview of the photo being edited with the effect of the corresponding filter applied, thereby letting you see how it looks even before you actually apply it.
Also, Instagram now allows you to manage the filter tray. In the tray, you can tap and hold on a filter icon to drag it sideways to move it to another position or upward to hide it. Alternatively, you can tap the manage icon at the end of the filter tray to more quickly and easily reorder your favorite filters and hide the ones you seldom use.
These improvements are now available through the latest update to Instagram for iOS.
As for the main iOS app of Facebook, an update is being rolled out to add new auto-enhancement options for photos. According to TechCrunch, with these options, you’ll “be able to adjust a slider to control just how enhanced you want the light, shadow, and clarity, or revert back to your original shot.”
Instagram and Facebook are both available on the App Store for free.
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