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.

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Rene Ritchie

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


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.

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.

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

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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