instagramIcon reasonably smallHit photography app Instagram has released version 2.0, with live effects, new filters and much higher resolution photos.

Instagram now offers live previews of filters:

See the world through Instagram’s stunning effects before you even snap a photo. Simply select a filter, hold the camera up to the scene and see the world through Instagram’s visual effects. We’ve re-written your favorite Instagram filters to be over 200x faster so even after having taken a photo, switching between them takes no time at all.

The app has four new filters, Amaro, Rise, Hudson, and Valencia -- the company worked with popular Instagrammer @colerise to create the effects.

Perhaps most importantly, the app now supports images up to 1936x1936 on the iPhone 4, up substantially from the prior version, which only supported images of 612x612.

The app also has a slightly upgraded icon. Instagram is available free on the App Store. [iTunes]

Top Rated Comments

msb3079 Avatar
164 months ago
I like this app in some circumstances, but people that use it for every picture they post on Twitter/Facebook is SO annoying. Makes a lot of things hard to see. At least resolution is upgraded... I wish it would support landscape though.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Geckotek Avatar
164 months ago
Really wish people would turn OFF the filters when taking pics of things that need some fidelity to appreciate. Food for example or that pic floating around of a gorilla made of clothes hangers. How can I appreciate the details when you got rid of all the details with some stupid Instagram filters?!??!??! :mad::mad:

/rantoff :D
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Theclamshell Avatar
164 months ago
That is the best app icon I have ever seen.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
RyanR. Avatar
164 months ago
That's nice. Where the **bleep** are the keynote invites!!!!!!!
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Seanozz Avatar
164 months ago
They removed a few key filters. Gotham and the filter interface sux now.

Hopefully they will fix it and bring those filters back ASAP.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
AppleDroid Avatar
164 months ago
Same with sunsets etc! How can I appreciate the beauty of what you saw that evening when I have to look through a green chemical burn filter with dirty corners?!

Also for added "grump" once everyone uses the same filters on every photo they cease to be unique. Just like kids who shop at Hot Topic.

Really wish people would turn OFF the filters when taking pics of things that need some fidelity to appreciate. Food for example or that pic floating around of a gorilla made of clothes hangers. How can I appreciate the details when you got rid of all the details with some stupid Instagram filters?!??!??! :mad::mad:

/rantoff :D
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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