Instagram updated with video import, auto-straightening, and more!

Instagram updated with video import, auto-straigtening, and more!

Instagram, everyone's favorite Facebook owned social photo network, has just been updated to version 4.1. New features include importing existing video from the camera roll, as well as auto-straightening. Can I get a "finally"? From the Instagram blog:

There are few things more distracting than a crooked horizon in a photo. We’re happy to announce that we’ve developed a brand new technology that brings you straight photos instantly. When you take a photo with the in-app camera, you can now tap the new Straighten icon and your photo will correct to be level—it’s that simple. The straightening tool also includes a slider so you can rotate and adjust any photo—including ones imported from your photo library—as much or as little as you’d like.

Both great new features, both shaving off little annoyances new and old alike. If you try them out, let me know how they work for you.

Rene Ritchie

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There are 14 comments. Add yours.

John Kerby says:

No update for me yet on the App Store

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mariobros27772 says:

Yeah same here. I am thinking it may either just be a slow upload or maybe affected due the store outages.

Fire6109 says:

There's no update for me right now

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TheKingRVAlien says:

I think they have pulled the update, even iTunes shows the current version.

igeorgetaylor says:

Shouldn't it be "straightening" in the title?

pictor says:

The straightener innately has to zoom the photo a bit so it still fills the border, and that zoom will inherently be a digital zoom. In other words, straightening must have a detrimental effect on the clarity of your photo.

It's nice they offer the option, just remember the possible impact.

matthirst says:

Not necessarily, the cropped square of your Instagram pictures is coming from a higher quality source. You can zoom quite a bit on your photos before they are being viewed at full scale.

pictor says:

If it's a picture from the camera app, yes. If you took the picture in Instagram itself, no I don't think so.

daniebello says:

Yeah, I'm having the same problem. I don't see any update in the App Store.

Fire6109 says:

Maybe tonight or tomorrow

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Derrick4Real says:

i wonder if importing video is gonna mean an uptick is advertising/spam & movies and music videos clips

airjordanxx2 says:

Have anybody download the update? I was reading the Instagram blog and the update it suppose to be available but it isn't at least not for me.

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Fire6109 says:

Downloading it now

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jorbjorb says:

dumb. it's so you can upload you're already premade vine vids.