Instagram Adds 10 Photo-Editing Tools

By David Cohen 

InstagramNewTools650Facebook-owned photo- and video-sharing network Instagram announced 10 new tools that are available to users under its photo filter menu.

The 10 new tools are:

  • Filter Strength
  • Adjust
  • Brightness
  • Contrast
  • Warmth
  • Saturation
  • Highlights
  • Shadows
  • Vignette
  • Sharpen

Instagram added that version 6.0 of its application was added to the iTunes App Store and Google Play Tuesday.

The new tools were described in a post on the Instagram blog:

Today, we’re delighted to bring you a set of new creative tools on Instagram with the ability to adjust brightness, contrast, saturation, warmth, and more.

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.

When you go to select a filter, you’ll now see a new wrench icon. Tap it and you’ll find a tray of photo editing tools ready for you to explore. You can also now adjust how much of a filter you apply to a photo by double-tapping the filter icon.

You take a photo to capture a moment, but often what you see in the photograph doesn’t feel the same as what you remember. From brightening up a photo of your dinner party to better capturing the warmth of a sunset portrait, these new creative tools help you bring out and share the beauty of the moment as you remember it — right inside the same simple Instagram you already know.

We can’t wait to see what you’ll share next.

To learn more about these new tools, check out

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