Instagram - How do you take a photo but add a filter later ??

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  1. BadboyHouse macrumors 6502

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    Often, I'll want to take a few photos with instagram but I won't have time to play around trying different filters there and then.

    For instance, say I'm walking down the street, spot an opportunity to take a good photo, do so, but don't want to stand there in the street, or walk along playing with the filters.

    How do I save photo (or photos) without filters, and then go back and add filters when it's more convenient?
     
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Just use the "normal" filter and you can always reopen the shot in the app and apply filters.
     
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    How do you reopen the photo within the app later and add filters?
     
  4. njaremka macrumors 6502

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    OR, just take the picture with your camera, and load them to instagram later. instagram allows you to select pictures from your camera roll.

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    in the share section of instagram, tap the double square icon in the lower left, and it will take you to your pictures folder.
     
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    I thought if you imported a photo from the camera roll, it reduced the quality/resolution?
     
  6. njaremka macrumors 6502

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    it does that anyway. why should that matter?
     
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    Well if you take a photo with the instagram camera, it's a high res image. I thought I read somewhere that if you import from the camera roll, it lowers the resolution to something crap like 600x600.

    No good for printing.
     
  8. njaremka macrumors 6502

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    doesn't it do that with all photos that get filtered? instagram is for sharing pictures throught he app, i dont think it was ever designed as a filter to print app. if you want a "filter" app, there are plenty others in the app store that offer full resolution filter-izing.
     
  9. pre macrumors newbie

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    not true for me. all my instagram photos (which aren't zoomed) are somewhere between 1400px and 1900px, including pictures taken with instagram and pictures taken with the built in camera app and processed later in instagram.

    however if you open a picture from the photosalbum and zoom in in instagram the resolution will be lower, because you're cutting a piece out.

    (and of course the resolution depends on your iPhone model and which camera you use)
     
  10. BadboyHouse thread starter macrumors 6502

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    You're spot on there. I've just checked the resolution of some photos I imported and added filters to in Instragram, and the resolution is as you mentioned.
     
  11. 1961templar macrumors newbie

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    photos imported from your iOS device

    Please note that photos imported from your iOS device (not taken with the Instagram camera) and then uploaded to Instagram will save at a much lower resolution (612x612). Apple has recently updated their API to allow high resolution importing to applications, and while this feature will be available in the future, we have no estimate for its release.

    http://help.instagram.com/customer/...h-resolution-versions-of-your-filtered-photos
     
  12. Bilalo macrumors 6502

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    Dude just take a photo with your phone withot instagram... THen later on open instagram, press on the lower left thingy and you choose a photo and then apply it.
    and BTW if you want an app that has better filter effects than instagram only, theres Camera+ for $1. I personally use for full editing these couple apps
    Camera+ (Edits the photo which are filters like instagram's and better, cropping, scenes, frames etc... Awesome)
    Finger Focus (Choose which part of the photo you want blurry and which not and to which degree
    Color Splash ( You can choose which part of the app you want colored and which black and white, soooo amazing!!!! )
    InstaCollage (to make collages simply, also includes the filters :)
     

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