Instagram Update Features Camera Redesign and New Filter

Instagram today launched its 3.2 upgrade, which includes the newly released Willow filter and a camera makeover that improves both the look and speed of in-app picture taking.

The camera redesign is a welcome change, adding features like quicker access to the Camera Roll for iPhone 5 users, a better layout of the Camera Roll image selector, a rule-of-thirds grid for taking live shots, and an Instagram-themed shutter and shutter release button.


Instagram's new Willow filter is monochromatic, with hints of purple and a white border. Previously, Instagram's only monochromatic filter was Inkwell, which produces a standard black and white photo.


The app's tilt shift function received an update, with a new blur algorithm that improves the quality of tilt shift photos, and a number of other small improvements have been added:
-News Feed redesign that's easier to digest, in addition to larger images.
-Beautiful new welcome screen design.
-Infinite scroll on user profiles and other grid views.
-Filtered photos are now saved to a separate album called "Instagram" in the iOS camera roll.
-Foursquare button on location pages that opens the Foursquare application, or mobile website, with details about the venue.
Instagram's update comes as the company is involved in an ongoing dispute with Twitter. Last week, Instagram removed Twitter Card support, which prevents Instagram photos from being displayed as previews in Tweets. During his talk at LeWeb on Dec. 5, Kevin Systrom explained the decision.
"We're working on building an awesome web presence, which we just launched. We revamped our web properties, and now we're able to staff up teams to work on web properties with the Facebook acquisition."
Rumors have also suggested that Twitter is planning on implementing its own photo editing capabilities, including photo filters, in the coming weeks.

Instagram is a free app for the iPhone that can be downloaded in the App Store.

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26 months ago
Wow! A whole new filter! How amazing. :rolleyes:
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26 months ago
Great! Now I can post more "artistic" pics of fire hydrants to pretend I know a darn about photography.
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26 months ago
Hipsters and Pseudo Photographers, rejoice!
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26 months ago
Has this update disabled full photo library access? Seems I can only access camera roll - or am I being thick?!
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26 months ago
In unrelated news, is anyone else upset about how Facebook pulled all Instagram photos on Twitter? It's really upsetting...
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26 months ago
Instagram was cool like 2 years ago
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26 months ago

Hipsters and Pseudo Photographers, rejoice!


Wow, haters gonna hate.

Any camera/app/whatever that gets anyone excited or interested in photography is okay by me. As with any art, beauty is in the eye of the beholder...
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26 months ago

Instagram was cool like 2 years ago


Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you, the metahipster.
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26 months ago

Uh no. It's true it was a lot cooler 2 years ago when it was more of a community. It's way different now clearly you just joined probably within the last 2 months when it became the thing to do thus your response

I'm pretty sure you just confirmed your hipster stance with this response.

"I liked it before it became popular."
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26 months ago

You just don't get it/

Nor will you ever. Pretty sure your always going to be late to the party with everything


Hahaha. Such a hipster thing to say. How old are you?

I remember getting over trying to be "cool" after like 15.
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