Often we see a photo on the Web and wonder how a picture taken with a smartphone can be so perfect? In many cases, the answer is very simple – meticulous filtering on Instagram helps to achieve perfection. However, there is a catch. Applying filters to a photo involves posting it to Instagram.
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Of course, there are tons of other photo editing applications (our TOP-30). However, Instagram is very easy to use and you are probably already used to it. What if you want to add your favorite Instagram filter to your photo, but don’t want to publish it? Fortunately, there is an answer – you need to put your device into Airplane Mode.
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How to apply an Instagram filter to a photo without posting it
To get started, do all the usual steps as if you wanted to post a photo to Instagram. However, when you get to the last step, which involves pressing the button “Share this», Put your smartphone in Airplane mode.
On the iPhone, this can be done along the way Settings → Airplane Mode or in Control room…
Make sure Wi-Fi is off.
The application will try to publish the photo, but will fail due to the activated airplane mode, but the processed photo will be saved in the Camera Roll. You will receive a notification about a failed post attempt, however Instagram will automatically try to post until it succeeds. Just cancel the upload of the photo by clicking on the “cross”, turn off the airplane mode and do whatever you want with the saved picture.
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