Instagram for iOS Gets an Update: Import Video from Library, and Automatic Straightening

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Now that you can post videos on Instagram, it seems like people are taking the service  a bit further. Now it allows for users to import video from their library.

That’s a cool enough feature, but it still kind of takes away from the spontaneousness that we love in apps like Vine. Oh well, everyone likes what they like. Some will use Vine, others will use Instagram.

Here’s a bit on the update from the official blog:

Import Video from Library
Starting today you can upload videos from your phone’s media library and share those moments to Instagram regardless of when they were captured. Once you select the video clip you’d like to import, you can trim it down to the exact part you like best. We’ve also made it so that you can choose how you square-crop your clip so you can keep the action front and center.

Automatic Straightening for iOS There are few things more distracting than a crooked horizon in a photo. We’re happy to announce that we’ve developed a brand new technology that brings you straight photos instantly. When you take a photo with the in-app camera, you can now tap the new Straighten icon and your photo will correct to be level—it’s that simple. The straightening tool also includes a slider so you can rotate and adjust any photo—including ones imported from your photo library—as much or as little as you’d like.



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