An update is soon approaching for the popular photo sharing app known as Instagram which will bring some great new features that have been heavily requested. First off, you can now easily crop and scale your photos right within Instagram using a grid overlay (see above left image). Another feature that has been improved, according to Instagram, is the tilt-shift feature, now with “vastly more realistic rendering of depth of field.” A new filter was also added, named “Willow.”
Other improvements and changes are evident in the UI of the application. As you can see in the image above, the picture taking UI has changed, allowing you to simply pick a photo from below the camera portion if you wish to use a pre-taken picture. The same UI philosophy then transfers over to the filter-applying area (what else would you call it?), and also applies to the shutter and and shutter-release buttons, according to Mashable. My personal favorite addition is that on iOS devices, Instagram photos won’t be saved to Camera Roll, and instead to a separate “Instagram” folder. I really like that.
What do you think? Looking forward to the update? Favorite change? Let us know in the comments, or tweet me @TiP_Kyle.