tech tips

Ever want to get an Instagram filter on a photo without sharing it publicly on Instagram?

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Austin Kleon tweeted this brilliant hack awhile ago, and I’d thought I’d share it with you all, in case you aren’t already following him on Twitter (which I suggest you do). Don’t worry, he’s cool with stealing.

  1. In your iPhone Settings, turn on Airplane Mode.
  2. Instagram photo as normal—but when you “Share” it, it will fail. Just tap the “X” and Remove Upload.
  3. The photo is now on your Camera Roll in your iPhone’s Photos.

That’s it! (Don’t worry, I also Instagrammed this tip.)

Personally, I usually use Camera+, as I recommended in a previous post, because it gives much more control and filtering options. However, this trick can be quicker, or come in handy if you want the specific look of an Instagram filter you love.

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