Instagramers check your App Store for updates, there’s a big surprise for you inside. Instagram just received a big upgrade, and it’s going to make your pictures on the social networking service look a lot better.
The top new feature is called Lux, and it can be a savorier for pics that look too dark in some areas. It can enhance photos that already look good, too. It acts like a magic wand to fill light that you can shine on your picture, bringing up the brightness in the shadowy areas so you can see things you couldn’t see before. Lux is similar to HDR that you can apply after the picture’s been taken. This brings a new dimension to Instagram, the popular mobile only app that’s for iPhone only currently. I’m sure Android users are hoping this changes soon.
In addition to Lux, Instagram has added another filter, called “Sierra,” giving you yet another choice of filters to add to Instagram’s already extensive collection. And, notifications have been improved, where now you’re taken directly to the photo, profile or comment that’s been referenced.
You’ll also notice an interface upgrade, where the home screen’s navigation icons no longer have labels. New users might not like this feature, because at first it’s hard to tell what will happen when you tap the buttons. But I think it’s easy to get used to these new icons, and the resulting cleaner interface.
Want to get on board with this thriving photo social network? You need to have either an iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad to jump on board. Download for free iTunes App Store: Instagram