Instagram's New App Offers a Lot More Than Just Filters

Whether you like collaged images or not, you'll want to play with Instagram's newest app. Layout allows iPhone photographers to combine multiple pictures into a single image — but unlike other collage apps, Layout creates seamless and natural-looking finished products.

"You have complete artistic control," wrote Instagram on its blog. "Drag and drop photos to rearrange them, pinch to zoom or pull the sides of each photo to adjust its size and get your layout just right. Then flip and rotate your photos to create cool arrangements and mirror effects."

Another fun feature is Faces, which lets users refine their gallery search to only images that contain people. You'll also enjoy its Photo Booth setting that takes a series of photos and creates a collage for you. It shows a quick timer and then takes the snaps, so you can capture real photos without too much posing and overthinking.

Ahead, check out images of the app and some examples of Layout creations actually worthy of your Instagram feed. Layout debuts today for devices with iOS 7 and higher and in the coming months for Android.

Here's the app interface . . .
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Here's the app interface . . .

And some examples . . .
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And some examples . . .