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Instagram introduces new functions

Instagram introduces new functions

Going further than filters

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Instagram are "trying to bridge the gap between being a photo geek and the rest of the world..."

Instagram has introduced ten new features that allows its millions of users to adjust brightness, contrast, saturation and warmth of images, among other things. The new creative tools, which were announced on the Instagram blog this week, are available for download via the App Store or Google Play.

The new features give photography fans a simple, powerful, way to further adjust their imagery other than adding a filter.

According to Peter Deng, Director of Product at Instagram, the updates are all about "trying to bridge the gap between being a photo geek and the rest of the world."

In a recent interview Deng clarified that, "Instagram's always been about taking these tools that were previously inaccessible... And making them accessible for free for everyone that uses Instagram."

This is the first major change to Instagram since the addition of Instagram Direct late last year – a feature that allows users to send private photo and video messages to other users.