WHAT IT DOES: Adds a bit more light, and focuses toward the middle and on paler tones.
SUBTEXT: I want it to look like I found this in my scrapbook!
WHAT IT DOES: Adds a softer, more even light to your photo.
SUBTEXT: I wanted to make this closeup look a little bit more like an oil painting, and less grossly detailed.
WHAT IT DOES: Gives your photo a slight tint, and an icier look.
SUBTEXT: I’m so tortured.
4. X-Pro II
WHAT IT DOES: Makes colors more vivid, giving the whole thing a warmer feel.
SUBTEXT: I want to make this boring object look interesting.
WHAT IT DOES: Similar to Rise, it gives your photo a soft light, but adds a bit of an aggressive fade as well.
SUBTEXT: I found this in MOM’S scrapbook.
WHAT IT DOES: The newest filter. Like Inkwell, it’s black and white, but much softer with its shadows.
SUBTEXT: Wanted black and white, too lazy to scroll over to Inkwell, can’t tell the difference.
WHAT IT DOES: Adds a bit of a shadow and makes the colors significantly richer.
SUBTEXT: I want this photo to SHOCK YOUR EYE-BALL LIKE A HURRICANE.
WHAT IT DOES: The complete package. Fade and color adjustments and flares that make your photo pop, especially the yellow and beige.
SUBTEXT: I just needed a filter real quick to make my photo look cool. THE GO TO FILTER FOR LOOKING COOL.
WHAT IT DOES: Brings out the dark color palette (brown, black, purple), and gives it a nice overlay of grey.
SUBTEXT: I wanted this to be as creepy as possible.
WHAT IT DOES: It toasts your photo with a nice burn right in the middle. Very old-timey.
SUBTEXT: I found this in GRANDPA’S scrapbook.
WHAT IT DOES: Really greys up the photo, and adds a lot of contrast.
SUBTEXT: I would like this photo to look like I drew it with ink and stuff.
WHAT IT DOES: Yeah, this is the original black and white one.
SUBTEXT: I am trying to make this ordinary situation extremely poetic.
WHAT IT DOES: Washes out the colors and slaps a light blue overtone.
SUBTEXT: I want you to look at this photo and say WOW, GREAT PHOTOGRAPHY because everything looks perfectly lit and in focus even if it isn’t.
WHAT IT DOES: It’s like Lo-Fi, but less extreme.
SUBTEXT: I’m really just trying to use a different filter than Earlybird for once.
WHAT IT DOES: It’s the more tasteful extreme age filter.
SUBTEXT: I found this in Grandpa’s scrapbook too, but I’m way classier than those people using Toaster. I bet they watch lots of reality TV and wear too much eyeliner and go to parties where they serve you stuff in plastic cups with your name on it. Losers.
WHAT IT DOES: Gives the photo that faded feel but also adds a stylized border.
SUBTEXT: I really want to pretend this photo was taken with another device, because I think it’s cooler than just using Earlybird all the time and I am the most common Instagram user.
WHAT IT DOES: Makes your photo look like it’s from the 70s, basically.
SUBTEXT: I have a really specific time in mind for my vintage-looking photo. I scrolled all the way to the end and BAM, there it is! All thought out for me!