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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Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. Yoga pants.

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

      1. what rom are you using?

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

  2. 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.

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

      1. 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.

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

  3. AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

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

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