Instagram, the photo-sharing app that has taken iOS by storm, is graduating to version 2.0 today — exactly one year after the app was first unveiled. The update adds a plethora of new features that improve on the service's claim to fame: its filters. Instagram says the app is 200x faster at rendering the visual effects than previous versions, and live previews have been added to show off the newfound zippiness. A redesigned photo capture screen adds live tilt-shift controls as well, in addition to a toggle for photo borders no matter what filter you choose. The company has also added four brand new filters to accompany the ever-growing library of options. Resolution for Instagrammed photos has increased up to a maximum 1936 x 1936 when saved locally to your device, but they still upload as a 612-pixel square. Oh, and you can rotate images too! The upgrade is now available in the iTunes store, so grab the free download at the link below.
Instagram 2.0 adds live filters, high-res uploads, speed increases
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