Instagram Steps Outside the Box, Allows Non-Square Photos & Videos

Instagram Landscape and Portrait Crops

Instagram is singlehandedly responsible for the resurgence of the square format photo. It’s the reason we have a square photo template available in the iPhone camera app.

And now, Instagram is opening its doors to non-square formats. So, finally, we don’t have to squeeze a landscape or portrait image into a square frame. With this new version, you can share photos and videos with aspect ratios between 1.91:1 and 4:5. [Read more…]

 

Layout is a New App from Instagram for Combining Photos

Layout from Instagram

Instagram has launched a new app, called Layout, which lets you combine multiple photos into a single, square image.

That’s something we have all done since nearly the beginning of Instagram. However, we have done that without the help of Instagram and, instead, used apps like Diptic and other collage-making apps to export images to our phones’ camera rolls and then upload to Instagram.

While Layout is still a separate app that you must install, it does include a share to Instagram feature within to make it a quicker process.

Layout also has a facial recognition features that will allow you to choose photos with only faces of people from your camera roll. Additionally, a Photo Booth feature lets you capture photos that instantly fill your layout.

For now, Layout is only available for iOS devices with support for Android promised in the coming months. You can get Layout for free here on the iTunes App Store.

Instagram Releases Version 6.0 with New Photo Editing Tools

Instagram 6

Instagram 6.0 is now available for both iOS and Android devices. The new version brings a dandy set of new photo editing tools to the image processing menu of the app.

The new editing tools, accessible by tapping the wrench icon in the image editing pane, allow you to use a slider to make positive and negative adjustments for the following: [Read more…]

Instagram for iOS 7 Update Available

Instagram for iOS 7

Instagram has released an update that corresponds with iOS 7 and includes size increases when displaying photos and videos. Now, photos and videos will take up the full width of your screen when viewing them in your feed. The photos are also larger in grid view. Additionally, profile pictures are now circular instead of square.

The update also cleans up the look and feel of the overall Instagram interface so that it melds better with iOS 7.

Instagram 4.2 is now available for free here in the iTunes App Store.