I love it when Instagram brings out a new update, there is always something new and pretty to play with. This time, it’s two new tools – colour and fade – which allow even more customisation of your pictures within the Instagram app.
The colour tool allows you to choose a colour to manipulate which changes the way the picture looks. I can see this being totally useful when you take a photo of a gorgeous landscape or a sunrise and the colours just don’t render in the photo the same way they do in real life. There is a ‘shadow’ and ‘highlight’ section within this tool.
This is how it looked when I took this photo of some clouds:
And gave it the colour treatment in Instagram:
There is also a fade tool which allows you to just fade the whole image without any additional filter, giving it a beautiful nostalgic feel.
Fun bonus! You can also now choose to be notified when someone posts a photo on Instagram. So if there is someone whose photos you absolutely adore on Instagram and can’t bear to miss a single one, you can get a little notification on your phone to say that they’ve posted! Just go to their profile and click the ‘…’ in the top right hand corner and select ‘Turn on post notifications’. Simple! Now you’ll be told whenever they post.
Speaking of Instagram, you can totally check mine out here… just saying.
Have you had a play with the new Instagram features yet?