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Instagram update: why version 6 will change your picture sharing experience

If you haven’t heard yet, Instagram has released its latest update, and version 6 gives you a lot more control than you’ve ever had on the photo sharing app.

Instagram update

Besides from the slick new filter fonts, there are numerous new editing options, making it even easier to perfect your snaps.

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The new tool category provides better customisation with options like:

  • Adjust (crop and straighten)
  • Brightness
  • Contrast
  • Warmth
  • Saturation
  • Highlights
  • Shadows
  • Vignette
  • Tilt Shift
  • Sharpen

Each of these options also have an intensity sliding bar

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By double tapping the selected filter, you’re now able to choose the strength of your filter and preview the border option.

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The tilt shift option doesn’t change much from the teardrop blur option from the previous version, but the new sharpen tool offers a wider scale with a sliding bar that ensures crisp shots specific to your taste.
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The new Instagram additions lets casual smartphone snappers delve a little deeper into the world of photo editors and get a feel for all the photo variations available.

Check out the video Instagram created to show off its new creative tools:

These ten new editing tools are available in the update for both iOS and Android.

  • Dale Ferreira

    This is incredibly useful. Thank you.

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    Interesting article and cute baby!!

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