Instagram Unleashes Version 2.0, Biggest Overhaul of App to Date

Today Instagram released version 2.0 of its wildly popular iPhone app, which will soon see its 10 millionth user. The base technology has been completely overhauled to bring speed to the app — filters now apply 200x faster, tilt-shift applies 100x faster, and both can be viewed live while shooting. Four new filters have been introduced (seen above), and borders on filters are now optional. Finally, the resolution of photos saved to the iPhone 4 has been increased from 612×612 to 1936×1936 (the size of photos uploaded to Instagram remains unchanged).

Noticeably absent from today’s announcement was an Android version of the app, though with this major release you can bet that they’re working harder than ever on getting it released.

Instagram Version 2.0 (via Instagram via TechCrunch)

  • Henning Nilsen

    Impressive app, rarely any impressive photos.

  • kdv

    They removed the blur control (a lot or little blur) for tilt shift effect. What a bumma because it was the best effect. They also removed the Gotham filter!

  • kdv

    There are many great photos on Instagram; although you cant really print/sell them due to the limited pixels.  I see this as a fun activity to do on an iphone to see how far you can push the iphone’s camera for a creative picture.