Instagram Update Adds Much Requested “Tilt-Shift” Feature – Brings Depth of Field To Your ‘Grams


The always popular Instagram was updated for Android devices today and includes the oft requested “tilt-shift” feature from the iPhone version. Now you can give your ‘grams that realistic depth of field look on either a horizontal/vertical plane (great for highlighting text from screenshots), or in a circular fashion (as highlighted in the image above) by clicking the new droplet icon. From there you can drag, rotate and pinch to zoom to get the desired effect.

Although fun, really… this is just kids stuff when compared to an app like AfterFocus, which offers much better depth of field customization and a better overall “DLSR look.” Either way, nice to see Instagram still supporting the Androids. Now if we can just get that photo grid, we’d be all set. Enjoy Instagrammers!

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  • Eric Salcido

    Yoga pants.

    • Chris Chavez

      We gotta problem here, bruh? They make my butt look great.. O_o

      • chris holland

        what rom are you using?

        • Chris Chavez

          AOKP. An old one too.. Need to update this thing. =p

  • warcaster

    If you want great filters for your photos and don’t care about the social network, use Camera 360 or Pixlr-o-matic. So much better than Instagram.

    • JulianZHuang

      i got both of those on my gn, but instagram faster.

      • ingua2

        it’s not. Pixlr is faster and also retains the image quality and original size. Instagimp forces a square picture and also down rezes your photos. It’s ok Julie.

        • JulianZHuang

          That’s the beauty of it. That’s what made Instagram different than other camera apps.

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  • Jon

    “Realistic look?” Most people use tilt shift to achieve the miniature/toy look.

  • ingua2

    it’s a faked tilt shift through processing, and instagram’s has to be one of the worst.