There's a control that looks like a drop of water. What does it do?

  • You may want to provide a screenshot.
    – Flow
    Dec 28, 2012 at 9:28

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It is the blur tool. You can apply linear or radial blur with this tool.

Instagram blur/tear drop/tilt-shift tool

(More details in the Instagram Help Center)

This tool is mostly used to simulate tilt-shift effect (used by photographers to highlight a plane or exaggerate a minimal depth-of-field).

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