Instagram is bringing additional filters to their application for users to take advantage of as the holiday season continues. The update brings five new filters that have a range of effects that impressively deal with the changing landscape in photo-editing software on mobile devices. While smartphone cameras have improved, users have been forced to move to third-party applications in order to fully-immerse themselves in greater editing power for Instagram photos.
Now though, Instagram is bringing greater editing power to the space – by adding five new filters. These filters include Slumber, Crema, Ludwig, Perpetua, and Aden – all of which have very minimalist feel to them and offer greater variation from previous filters. Now, there are 25 filters available. The original filters that are still on the application include, Perpetua, Amaro, Mayfair, Rise, Hudson, Valencia, X-Pro II, Sierra, Willow, Lo-Fi, Earlybird, Brannan, Inkwell, Hefe, Nasvhille, Sutro, Toaster, Walden, 1977, and Kelvin.
While some of them may seem a bit repetitive the app does do a great job of allowing users to customize which ones they use most-frequently, and align them how they would like. Combine that with some features that allow users to adjust the horizontal and vertical planes of their photos, and you’ve got a solid update this time around. Earlier in the year Instagram changed the interface of how the app behaved for users – as well as introduced functionality that allowed them to change captions after the images have already been published. This was something many users wondered about for some time, leading up to the actual move to allow this.
Instagram though hasn’t just had a great year with their own core product. Instagram now has 300 million users and passed Twitter for users. In addition to that the company has introduced both Bolt, and Hyperlapse – that are standalone products that have seen incredible success. Hyperlapse is a time-lapse video sharing service that allows users to create videos that can span across a long period of time.
Instagram has rolled the updates out to Android and iOS users, but Windows users may not see the update for some time – as Microsoft has been incredibly slow at seeing updates through on their devices.