Instagram version 6.0 update adds several photo-editing tools

Alex Wagner
Editorial Director of News and Content from Omaha, NE
Published: June 3, 2014

Instagram version 6.0 update photo editing tools

Heads up, Instagrammers, because today a new update is rolling out to the Android and iOS versions of the photo-sharing app that brings new editing tools.

Instagram says that the version 6.0 update includes several new creative tools to tweak your photos. After snapping your photo, you can tap on the wrench icon in the filter menu and you’ll be presented with a set of tools that includes adjustments for:

  • Filter strength
  • Adjust
  • Brightness
  • Contrast
  • Warmth
  • Saturation
  • Highlights
  • Shadows
  • Vignette
  • Sharpen

Instagram version 6.0 update photo editing tools saturation

Version 6.0 of Instagram for Android and iOS will hit both the Google Play Store and App Store today, June 3. Instagram hasn’t said when the tools might make the way to the Windows Phone version of the app.

Besides its filters, Instagram previously offered some basic tools like the ability to straighten an image. This new set of tools makes Instagram a much more fully-fledged photo-editing app that could make the the only app you need to tweak images. 

Via Instagram blog, Instagram: Google Play, App Store