Instagram has released a huge update today with Version 2.0 in what they’re calling one of the “largest revamps” to the app’s core camera technology since it launched. Along with a UI overhaul, the app now supports images with a resolution up to 1936×1936 on the iPhone 4 (in your camera roll, not on Instagram), in comparison to the 612×612 prior to the update.
As part of a brand new camera UI, the most impressive feature is the new “live filters”. They’ve taken the old filters and rewritten them to be “200x faster”, allowing you to instantly apply effects in real-time within the camera UI. The image above shows off the new UI, but you can go here to learn exactly how all the new elements work. Oh, and you can also now enable and disable borders on every filter.
A new “instant tilt-shift” provides selective blurring over “100x faster”, allowing you to “Pinch, pan and rotate tilt-shift” your photos with a live preview. “One-click rotation” is a new feature that lets you set the orientation of the photo within the camera app.
On top of these new features, they’ve also teamed up with well-known Instagram user @colerise to create four new filters including Amaro, Rise, Hudson, and Valencia (pictured below). You can grab Instagram version 2.0 from the App Store now. (iTunes link)