Instagram 3.2 iOS and Android App Brings Improved Camera with a New Monochrome Filter

Instagram 3.2 app for iOS and Android released today brings improved camera with a new monochrome filter called Willow. In addition there's also a new Instagram-themed shutter and shutter-release button. Here is what's new: Willow is a monochrome filter with subtle purple tones and a translucent glowing white border. This filter works well on portraits, […]

Instagram 3.2 app for iOS and Android released today brings improved camera with a new monochrome filter called Willow. In addition there's also a new Instagram-themed shutter and shutter-release button.

Here is what's new:

Willow is a monochrome filter with subtle purple tones and a translucent glowing white border. This filter works well on portraits, still life and architecture photographs with contrast.

Improved Tilt-Shift now gives a vastly more realistic rendering of depth of field because of these improvements and subtle tweaks to how we render the image. "With this update the blur you see is now the blur you'll get! We've also completely overhauled the blur algorithm to increase quality and accuracy," the company wrote.

No tilt-shift (left) versus high quality tilt-shift (right).

Camera Redesign introduces following changes:

  • Instagram-themed shutter & shutter release button.
  • A preview of the most recent photo on your camera roll.
  • Improved Camera Roll image selector (iPhone 5 only) for quick access to your last photograph.
  • Optional grid guide for live photos and a permanent grid guide for the scale & crop screen.
  • Speed and reliability improvements.

Other Improvements

  • News Feed redesign that's easier to digest, in addition to larger images.
  • Beautiful new welcome screen design.
  • Infinite scroll on user profiles and other grid views.
  • Filtered photos are now saved to a separate album called "Instagram" in the iOS camera roll.
  • Foursquare button on location pages that opens the Foursquare application, or mobile website, with details about the venue.

You can get the new version 3.2 of Instagram for iOS from App Store, for Android on Google Play.