A couple of days ago, Instagram announced that it would soon be updating its official iOS app with a couple of new image editing tools. Today, the hugely popular, Facebook-owned photo and video sharing company has made good on that promise.
As expected, the latest update to Instagram for iOS introduces Color and Fade, two new additions to the app’s set of tools for enhancing photos and making them more like-worthy.
The Color tool adds a color overlay to your photos’ shadows or highlights. Specifically, it lets you choose to tint the highlights or shadows in your photos with a layer of yellow, orange, red, pink, purple, blue, cyan, or green.
As for the Fade tool, it softens the colors of your photos, thereby bringing about a quiet tone and an aged film effect to them.
Having tried both tools on several recent vacation photos and liked their individual and combined effects, I expect I’ll be using them on many of my future Instagram posts.
Contrary to expectation, the app’s latest update doesn’t appear to include the Instagram app for the Apple Watch, which is scheduled to be available for preorder in less than an hour and begin shipping on April 24. Instagram’s Apple Watch app was teased at Apple’s special media event last month.
Instagram’s iOS app was updated in December with five new filters and improved filter display and management, and in February with automatic replay for videos.
See also: Product Hunt for iOS goes 2.0 with search, collection curation and more, For the first time in more than a year, Google unveils a major update to photo editor Snapseed, and Enlight versus Filters for iPhone: image editing apps go head to head.