Andrew Kunesh, December 10, 2012
Twitter has just announced that they will be bringing Instagram-like photo filters to both Twitter for iPhone and Twitter for Android. Twitter will bring a total of eight filters to their mobile applications as well as the ability to enhance and crop photos within the app. The company has announced that it has partnered with the New York-based startup Aviary to provide the filters. We’ve embedded Twitter’s release below:
“Every day, millions of people come to Twitter to connect with the things they care about and find out what’s happening around the world. As one of the most compelling forms of self-expression, photos have long been an important part of these experiences.
Starting today, you’ll be able to edit and refine your photos, right from Twitter. The latest versions of Twitter for iPhone and Twitter for Android introduce a few new ways to enhance the images you tweet. We’re grateful to our partner, Aviary, for powering our filters and effects.
- Filters. Apply one of eight filters, ranging from black & white to vintage, to add a new look and feel to your photos.
- Take a bird’s-eye view. See how each filter would affect your photo in a single grid view, or swipe through looks to compare your options.
- Frame the action. Crop and pinch to zoom in order to focus attention.
- Auto-enhance. Make your photos pop with balanced light and colors by tapping the wand.”
This update comes just a day after Facebook-owned Instagram turned off all photo previews on Twitter. This move could mark the start of a war of sorts between both Facebook and Twitter as they race for the hearts of vintage photo enthusiasts across the web.Follow @macgasm