Six new photo filters Facebook should add to Instagram

Summary:So Facebook acquired Instagram for $1 billion. Here are some new photo filters the social network should add.

Thirty minutes ago, popular social network Facebook acquired mobile photo app Instagram for $1 billion.

If you're unfamiliar with the application, it's a social photo-sharing platform that offers a portfolio of one-click photo filters that give digital snapshots an instant look, from rough-and-tumble to overexposed to faded vintage. It's Photoshop for dummies, basically.

In celebration of the sale, here are six new photo filters (with descriptions!) the social network could add:

  • Stalker: darkens darks and reduces lights. Particularly adept at hiding faces.
  • Winklevoss: creates a mirror image of the photo in question.
  • Bender: for that blurry, off-kilter, low-light, it's-three-in-the-morning-and-i'm-trashed feel.
  • Reader: embeds a blanked-out version of your photo at the top of your friends' feeds, regardless of publish date. A click is required to unhide it.
  • Meme: Layers an inspirational quote on your photo.
  • Poke: no one really knows what this one does.

What others should Facebook add? Leave 'em in the comments.

Topics: Social Enterprise


Andrew Nusca is a former writer-editor for ZDNet and contributor to CNET. He is also the former editor of SmartPlanet, ZDNet's sister site about innovation. He writes about business, technology and design now but used to cover finance, fashion and culture. He was an intern at Money, Men's Vogue, Popular Mechanics and the New York Daily Ne... Full Bio

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