Photo sharing site Instagram is now going to give its users more personalized experience with introduction of some of the fascinating photo editing features.
The app has added sliders to control nine new photo effects and the intensity of its existing filters.
“People come to Instagram today to post their photos but haven’t come back to edit their photos” Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom reportedly said.
Systrom says the recent introduction will offer users with desktop-like editing suites and photo apps like Camera+ and Photoshop Express for free.
“The recent development creates a nice level playing field for the Instagram community,” Systrom says.
Meanwhile, the Instagram 6.0 update has been rolled out today to iOS and Android.
The Instagram has been working on a traditional pattern until now with casual mobile photographers taking snaps with their default camera or Instagram and then posting them to the app.
Moreover, there was also an option to fiddle with photos for those with creative minds. This was made easy with desktop software like Lightroom. The photographs can also be rotated at any angle through a series of third-party editing apps before taking advantage of the Instagram network.
Systrom says, “There’s an appetite for more advanced tools to let people be more creative on top of their photos but says they’re not totally accessible. I wish there were apps that are free and do this well but they’re either expensive, or USD 1.99 and not that great. Now instead of using multiple apps to get your photos looking the way you want, you can just come to Instagram.”
Filter Strength: Tap on a filter to adjust the filter strength. (Border is now within Filter Strength; tap on a filter to add a border)
Brightness: Makes your photo brighter or darker
Contrast: The bright areas of your photo becomes brighter and the dark areas darker.
Warmth: Shifts the colors of your photo towards either warmer orange tones or cooler blue tones.
Saturation: Controls the color intensity of the image.
Adjust: Images can be cropped and straightened your photo at the same time.
Shadows: Adjust the brightness focusing on the dark areas of the image
Vignette: Darkens the edges of the photo and directs the attention away from the edges towards the center of the photo
Sharpen: Adds a subtle crispness to images with providing it more clarity.
Highlights: Adjust the brightness focusing on the bright areas of the image
Systrom says, “I believe that we have done a really good job building the network. We were solely focused on not being a photography company but also being a network.”