Flickr Beefs Up its iOS App with More Photography Options

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Flickr filters Yahoo has really been trying to make filter the premier online photography destination lately. It started with a massive website redesign and a very generous 1TB of online storage space for all Flickr users. Now the company’s turned its attention to mobile. The newest update to the Flickr iOS app brings many filters and editing effects that feels right at home on mobile.

The filter options are obviously inspired by Instagram. However unlike Instagram, Flickr lets you preview how your filtered photo is going to look before you take the picture. The are 14 filters in all with names such as graphite, lomo, denim, throwback and newsprint. One you take the photo, you can begin editing it. You can add vignetting, apply circular or horizontal tilt shift effects, add burst effects and create a worn look to your photo.

If you want to fine tune your picture, you can alter the white balance, increase or decrease sharpness, adjust exposure compensation, brightness, contrast and more. Flickr boasts that it is providing an editing suite that some of its competitors would normally charge for.

Flickr says the iPhone 5 is the most popular on Flickr. It’s only natural for the company to put a lot of support behind it. The Android version of Flickr was also updated, but it only contained bug fixes.

Source [Flickr Blog]

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