Instagram Boosts Editing Powers for Android and iOS
Instagram today made available new versions of its Android and iOS mobile apps. The improved Instagram gives budding photographers much more control over each image with the addition of new filters and the ability to adjust the strength of each filter. The app further tempts creativity with tools for adjusting brightness, contrast, highlights, saturation, shadows, sharpness, vignettes, and warmth. Instagram also lets users compare the before/after versions of each photo before publishing. The new version of Instagram for Android and iOS is free to download from the Google Play Store and iTunes App Store, respectively. Instagram made no mention of updating its Windows Phone app.
Sharing Photos to Instagram from the iPhone Just Got Easier
Instagram has updated its iOS application with an important new feature that will improve the picture-sharing experience. Instagram version 8.2 enables share extensions, which make it possible to share photos to Instagram from within other apps.
Instagram Redesigns Mobile Apps
Instagram today revealed a new look for its Android and iOS mobile apps. The updated appearance includes new app icons for the main Instagram app, as well as Instagram's ancillary apps, Layout, Boomerang, and Hyperlapse.
Instagram Adds Filters and Emoji to Android and iOS Apps
Instagram today updated its Android and iOS apps with several new filters and support for emoji hashtags. The new filters are called Lark, Reyes, and Juno and join five filters Instagram added in December.
Instagram Now Lets You Save Live Videos to Camera Roll
Instagram today made it possible to save live video broadcasts to your phone's local gallery. Live videos that are broadcast to Instagram eventually disappear from the app, but now users can elect to store videos on their phone for safekeeping.
Instagram Extending Video Length to 60 Seconds
Instagram today said users will be able to share videos up to 60 seconds in length, which is up significantly from the previous limit of 12 seconds. Instagram is making the change in response to the rapid rise in time people spend watching Instagram videos.
Instagram ruins photos
The point of Instagram is to be seen using Instagram by damaging otherwise decent photos into something awful. Why bother adding new tricks when making photography better has never been the point of Instagram?
You know phones have become too powerful when people actually seek out ways to ruin that power. With Instagram you might as well be taking photos from the camera of a flip phone from 2005.