Instagram provides you with a bunch of great filters you can use to change the appearance of your photos. Here is a little guide that helps you understand how they are different and what they do to your photos.
NORMAL (NO FILTER) (Usage: 45.7%)
This is the real “No filter” (#nofilter). The photo has not been enhanced with any filters.
AMARO (Usage: 3.91%)
This filter adds more light to the centre of the photo and darkens around the edges.
MAYFAIR (Usage: 0.67%)
Adds a warm pinkish tone and subtle vignetting that brightens the center of the photo.
RISE (Usage: 4.18%)
Rise gives your photos a nice glow and warmth by adding yellow tones.
HUDSON (Usage: 2.91%)
Hudson emphasizes light in your image and gives your photos a bluish, colder feel.
VALENCIA (Usage: 5.04%)
Gives your photos a slight faded, 1980’s touch by adding a light brown and gray tint.
X-PRO II (Usage: 0.32%)
This filter gives your photos a warm vintage feeling and saturated tones.
SIERRA (Usage: 1.93%)
Sierra makes your photos appear softer by adding bluish tones while emphasizing darks and yellows.
WILLOW (Usage: 0.26%)
Willow is a monochrome filter that adds some subtle purple tones to your photo.
LO-FI (Usage: 2.55%)
The Lo-fi filter gives your photos a dreamy, blurry effect and saturated colors.
EARLYBIRD (Usage: 8.30%)
Use Earlybird to get a retro “Polaroid” feel with soft faded colors and a hint of yellow.
SUTRO (Usage: 0.96%)
Sutro gives you Sepia-like tones, with an emphasis on purple and brown.
TOASTER (Usage: 1.09%)
Gives your photo a burnt, aged look. It also also adds a slight texture plus vignetting.
BRANNAN (Usage: 2.51%)
This low-key filter brings out the grays and greens in your photo.
INKWELL (Usage: 1.20%)
Inkwell adds high contrast and also makes your photos black and white.
WALDEN (Usage: 1.49%)
Gives your photo washed-out, bluish colors and adds a slight corner vignetting.
HEFE (Usage: 3.02%)
Hefe slightly increases saturation and gives a warm fuzzy tone to your photos.
NASHVILLE (Usage: 2.29%)
Nashville gives your photos a warm retro fell and adds a soft purple-pink hue.
1977 (Usage: 0.77%)
As the name suggests, this filter gives a you nostalgic 70’s feel by making photos brighter as well as faded.
KELVIN (Usage: 1.20%)
Gives photos a retro look by boosting the earth tones green, brown and orange and adds brightness.