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Instagram Unveils New Do-It-Yourself Photo Tools, Filter Enhancements, In 6.0 App Upgrade

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SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Major updates to the Instagram version 6.0 apps mean you can now fine-tune every nuance of the old 20 filters.

Among the tools debuting June 3rd, you can now add “Filter Strength,” along with traditional brightness and contrast, warmth and saturation.

More advanced tools include Highlights, Shadows, Vignette (darkens the outer edges in a circle around the center of the frame), and Sharpen.

Plus, Instagram announced it improved Straighten, Border, Blur/Tilt Shift, Crop, Lux, and Rotate, plus easier uploads on iOS.

Combine these new tools with the 20 preset filters, and Instagram may take you more than just an instant to dial in your perfect photo.

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  1. Tap 10333105 673751162696356 1834058296 n Instagram Unveils New Do It Yourself Photo Tools, Filter Enhancements, In 6.0 App Upgrade to open up photo-editing tools.
  2. Tap Brightness10333109 276616505854353 1294231770 n Instagram Unveils New Do It Yourself Photo Tools, Filter Enhancements, In 6.0 App Upgrade to make your photo brighter or darker.
  3. Tap Contrast10173499 818924254787528 518932517 n Instagram Unveils New Do It Yourself Photo Tools, Filter Enhancements, In 6.0 App Upgrade to make the bright areas of your photo brighter and the dark areas darker.
  4. Tap Warmth10333111 838151809546640 1532866349 n Instagram Unveils New Do It Yourself Photo Tools, Filter Enhancements, In 6.0 App Upgrade to shift the colors of your photo towards warmer orange tones or cooler blue tones.
  5. Tap Saturation10333111 1436473276606993 151960674 n Instagram Unveils New Do It Yourself Photo Tools, Filter Enhancements, In 6.0 App Upgrade to increase or decrease the color intensity of the image (ex: adjust up to make the red redder).
  6. Tap Highlights10333118 1493110147574062 1516344546 n Instagram Unveils New Do It Yourself Photo Tools, Filter Enhancements, In 6.0 App Upgrade to adjust the focus on the bright areas of the image.
  7. Tap Shadows10333112 245048089035688 167713025 n Instagram Unveils New Do It Yourself Photo Tools, Filter Enhancements, In 6.0 App Upgrade to adjust focus on the dark areas of the image.
  8. Tap Vignette10333120 1493878280841795 2140536204 n Instagram Unveils New Do It Yourself Photo Tools, Filter Enhancements, In 6.0 App Upgrade to darken the edges of the photo. Adding a vignette can direct the attention away from the edges towards the center of the photo.
  9. Tap Sharpen10333116 575204692601235 778646894 n Instagram Unveils New Do It Yourself Photo Tools, Filter Enhancements, In 6.0 App Upgrade to add crispness to your photo and make the photo appear clearer.
  10. Tap Next to add a caption and location and to share your photo.

Update to version 6.0 for your Android or iPhone in the Google Play Store or on iTunes.

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