Tumblr Revamps Its Camera

New filters, stickers and other features were added

Tumblr Users can now access the camera by swiping right from the dashboard Tumblr
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Tumblr released an overhaul of its camera Thursday.

Users can now access the camera by swiping right from the dashboard, and they can edit and post photos instantly.

Tumblr joked in a blog post, “We’ve conferred with the leading experts in science, math and fingers, and they all agreed that this makes it 1,250% times faster to get to the camera. Nearly unbelievable.”

The Tumblr camera also now includes new filters, stickers and other customization options.

Prior to the update, Tumblr users could only use its newest filters on photos and videos captured within the application.

Tumblr also described the new drawing feature: “Tap that squiggle at the bottom of the screen after you take your picture, video or loop and find a whole new set of drawing tools. Tap the color wheel to open the color bar and choose your desired hue. You can get real nitty-gritty with how concentrated you want the color to be by pressing and holding on the color bar to bring up more detailed options. There’s an eraser tool with three different types of tips, and tapping that little dot all the way on the bottom left side of your screen reveals the ability to change the width of your lines.”

Two filters can now be layered on top of each other.

There is also a ghost overlay feature, which users can access by lining up consecutive shots while in stitch mode.

The fonts for adding text to images and videos were updated to match the fonts used in posts, and background colors can be added.

Finally, Tumblr said it removed some stickers that weren’t heavily used but added some news ones.

Tumblr wrote, “As always, we’re still tweaking and finessing behind the scenes. There’s more to come for this creative canvas. Keep your eyes peeled for more creative tools to help you, ya know, create. We just wanted to get this quick update out to you as soon as possible.”

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david.cohen@adweek.com David Cohen is editor of Adweek's Social Pro Daily.
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