Instagram users may soon be able to view larger, high resolution images on the popular photo and video sharing app.
While this feature has not officially been rolled out, the photo service has begun storing high res images on its desktop version.
Previously, the social network stored images at the standard 640 by 640 pixels. Now, according to The Verge, there is a way to view posts at the higher resolution of 1080 by 1080 pixels.
The technology website received a tip from Instagrammer Alejandro de la Torre that revealed that users can see high-definition images on the network.
For now, this option can only be accessed in the Chrome or Firefox browsers. Click on a recently posted photo to view the page's source HTML code. Once the code is displayed, search for ".jpg" and the first result will be the URL for the 1080 by 1080 pixel photo.
Instagram has not yet officially announced this new image storage feature, but it's likely that it will roll out the high res photo option in the near future. Adding higher res images will not only increase the app experience, but it will also make better digital images for photo printing services like Shutterfly.
Instagram also recently launched an upgrade to its filters, allowing users to now decide how much of the filter they want to apply. Users have eight new adjustments that allow them to control elements like the photo's brightness, contrast, saturation and shadows. After tapping on a filter, users can click on a wrench tool to select the new features. Once a selection is made, such as "sharpen," the users can then use scroll left and right until the desired effect has been reached.
While this update rolled out in June, we continue to wait for more upgrades to the popular photo sharing app. Here is an example of the new 1080 by 1080 pixel photo display.
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Via: The Verge
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