The Hidden Meanings and Inspirations Behind Instagram's 5 New Photo Filters

The first styles added since 2012


Instagram unveiled its first new filters in more than two years today, giving phone photographers five more styles to select from when editing their pics.

Filters are the hallmark of Instagram, which popularized the ability to quickly edit digital photos with stylish tones and recently surpassed 300 million active monthly users.

As usual, the new filters have some odd names, ones which will soon become common knowledge to the masses of amateur photographers and designers who use the photo- and video-sharing app.

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