The world’s most popular photo sharing app, Instagram, has just gotten better with a host of new editing tools introduced with the app’s latest update.

With Instagram 6.0 for Android and iOS, you can now sharpen, tilt and straighten your photos as well as adjust brightness, contrast, saturation, warmth, highlights and shadows.

A new wrench icon will appear on the right just above the filter tray after you’ve uploaded or taken your photo. Clicking on the icon will reveal an editing tools tray where you choose which tool you want to use.



You can also now control how much of a filter you apply to a photo by double tapping the filter icon.


“You take a photo to capture a moment, but often what you see in the photograph doesn’t feel the same as what you remember. From brightening up a photo of your dinner party to better capturing the warmth of a sunset portrait, these new creative tools help you bring out and share the beauty of the moment as you remember it—right inside the same simple Instagram you already know,” Instagram says in a blog post about the update.

Here’s to better and more creative Instagram shots. Download or update Instagram for Android and iOS.

[Source – Instagram blog. Main image – Shutterstock]