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How to Use Filters to Improve Your Instagram Photos?

How to Use Filters to Improve Your Instagram Photos?

People often find that their photos are not perfect and aren’t suitable to be uploaded to social media. You can always improve on these photos. While professional photographers do it using various tools, other people cannot afford to buy these tools and equipment. You can easily improve your photos on Instagram using filters that the social media platform provides. Here is how to use filters to improve your Instagram photos:

Step 1: Upload the photo to the Instagram app using the + button on the home screen. Then, choose the picture you want from your phone’s photo library and hit “Next.”

Step 2: Instagram makes photos square by default, you can also use the <> button in the lower-right corner to resize the photo to its original dimensions. If you stay with the square format, rest your fingertip on the photo to move it around and get exactly the crop you want.

Step 3: Once you hit “Next,” the app takes you to the filter screen. When you tap on any of the filter thumbnails at the bottom the app immediately applies that filter to your picture.

Step 4: If you tap the same filter thumbnail a second time, Instagram allows you to change the intensity of the filter. If you’re using an iPhone, you can also tap the small square icon to add a simple frame.

Step 5: Before you hit “Next,” you can also tap “Edit” at the bottom of the screen to make other simple adjustments to your photo’s alignment, contrast, brightness, structure, warmth, saturation, color, and several other categories.

Step 6: Once you have done everything the way you want it, hit “Done” and then “Next” to go to the posting page where you can fill out details for your post, like a caption, hashtags, people tags, location tags, and sharing to other social media platforms.

Step 7: Choose “Manage” to go to a menu that allows you to rearrange the order of the filters by using the three-stripe button on the left and dragging it into place. You can also hide filters by tapping the checkmark. That way, your favorite filters will show up first, and you won’t have to wade through the ones you never use.