Instagram Introduces New Creative Tools

4 years ago
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It looks like the new Instagram creative tools are going to give Snapseed a run for its money.

This is good news for those of us who love the Snapseed features, but don't want the hassle of editing a photo in Snapseed and then posting it to Instagram. I do realize this is a First World problem, but for some of us, streamlining is key! Plus, we just love Instagram, don't we?!

Here is what Instagram has to say about the new creative tools:

Inspiring creativity is incredibly important to us—and as the Instagram community grows, we’ve been excited to hear requests for more ways to creatively take hold of how your photos look and feel.

And here is what the new Instagram interface looks like:

When you pull an image into Instagram and crop it, you are presented with your normal filters screen, but you will notice above that you have some new options. The wand option is for filters, the sun option is for Lux, and the wrench option is for the new tools.

The new rad editing tools are:

  • Straighten
  • Brighten
  • Contrast
  • Warmth
  • Saturation
  • Highlights
  • Shadows
  • Vignette
  • Tilt Shift
  • Sharpen

Instagram has posted an update on their new creative tools on their blog. They have also posted an in-depth tutorial on how to use the creative tools in the Instagram Help Center.

The new tools are available for iOS and Android, so visit the App Store or Google Play Store to update your app and get started!

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