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Instagram 2.0 update brings new filters, speeds up processing 200 times

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Instagram 2.0 update brings new filters, speeds up processing 200 times
Photo editing and sharing Instagram has just rolled out its first major update bringing the version count to 2.0 and adding new filters as well as improving processing times 200-fold. Now, we haven’t actually measured the improvement, but we’d take Instagram’s word on it and to further convince us the app has introduced live previews to show that new speed boost. 

There are four new filters included in Instagram 2.0 and those are Amaro, Rise, Hudson and Valencia. Check out the images below demonstrating the effects you can expect to see.

Instagram 2.0 update brings new filters, speeds up processing 200 times
Instagram 2.0 update brings new filters, speeds up processing 200 times
Instagram 2.0 update brings new filters, speeds up processing 200 times
Instagram 2.0 update brings new filters, speeds up processing 200 times
In addition, you can now save larger pictures with the actual resolution going up to 1936 x 1936 pixels. Sadly, for uploads you’re still limited to 612 pixel squares. 

No tilt-shift
After applying tilt-shift

No tilt-shift

After applying tilt-shift

One of the cool new tricks is adding a tilt-shift effect to pictures. This basically leaves a strip or a spot in the image focused and blurs out the rest creating an interesting miniature toy world effect. You can also fool around with borders easily adding or removing them in an instant depending on your mood and the aesthetics of a picture. So to sum it up, Instagram 2.0 brings:

- Instant live filters and live tilt-shift, 
- 4 new filters,
- Turn borders on and off,
- Rotate photo after taking,
- Filtered photos save in high-resolution to photo library.

Plenty of reasons to update a free app, aren’t there? Feel free to share your impressions of the new Instagram in the comments below. 

source: Instagram via GigaOm

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posted on 21 Sep 2011, 09:44

1. joaolx (Posts: 341; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


Is this in Android? That would be nice.

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 11:32 1

2. downphoenix (Posts: 2266; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


No because the company who develops the app are Apple fanboys and arent even working on an Android version.

I think its stupid for app developers to be fanboys of particular platforms or they're just too lazy to develop for any other than their favorite, but its a real world fact. iOS development is easy mode.

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 13:06

3. Paden (Posts: 262; Member since: 07 Jul 2011)


They still plan on expanding to Android and to desktop OSs. They said that they don't wanna rush it though... The same reason why they don't want ads in the application or to charge a subsription fee. Not until its more established and well known. Just like what Tumblr did.

Is it becuase iOS has an app you can't get on Android? Or that there is a wildly successful app that the developers prefer iOS?

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 13:12 1

4. downphoenix (Posts: 2266; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


Well this app has been around for a long time now, about a year or so. I remember my wife when she got her android smartphone in October of last year, she rememeber seeing her friend with an iphone posting pics from Instagram on their facebook. I figured it was because it was still new, its not uncommon for some apps to come to Iphone first with an android version soon after, as they are only making an app for a couple skus instead of dozens. However, fast forward nearly a year later, still not on Android? Apple fanboyism confirmed.

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