Instagram Fixes Filters in New Update, Now Storing 25 Photos Per Second

Instagram released a new update today in response to user complaints regarding the filter differences in Version 2.0. Version 2.0.1 features rewritten Earlybird and Branna filters that act much more like their Version 1 counterparts (they were “accidentally altered” in V2). The company also acknowledges that other filters were intentionally changed, but that they’re working hard to bridge the gap between the new and old versions. Other improvements in the update include a smoother tilt-shift and upgraded geotagging.

The company announced a few days ago that it’s now receiving 25 photos per second from its exploding user base — a faster rate than a 24fps motion picture.

What’s New in V2.0.1 (via Shiny Shiny)

  • will hall

    25fps is faster than 24fps? A better comparison might be the 7D. If for simplicity we say all 25 photos per second come from the 5MP model, then this gives 125MP/s.
    Compare this to 8fps continuous shooting in jpg on a 7D (which dpreview suggested it is capable of indefinately given a high end CF card (well, an hour before 128GB card is filled) with 18MP for 144MP/s.
    So an alternative comparison would be that instagram is recieving images nearly as fast as a 7D can make them

  • Andrea McLaughlin

    A lot of people, including me, are hoping the Gotham filter returns. Super punchy black and white that makes amazing alterations to the right photo. Trick is it doesn’t work on lotsa photos…requiring the photographer to think a little bit about what she’s doing. Bring back Gotham!

  • Sebastián Soto

    I don’t care about Instagram, but why do they change or delete existing filters instead of just adding new ones?