Here at Parrot Print Canvas we understand the importance of making sure a photo looks its very best. That’s why we use the highest quality materials when creating our photo canvas. But, for more than 300 million of you, you create and display your works of art on your Instagram feed.

With more than 20 filters and endless editing options, we’ve put together a list of our favourite filters with tips and tricks on how to get the most out of your photos, as well as get as many likes as possible.


Lo-Fi is one of the brightest filter options on Instagram. The aim of this filter is to heighten the contrast of colours in your photos, while emphasising shadows to make your photo appear more vibrant. The Lo-Fi filter complements close-up pictures of detailed objects, or a photo of multiple people. Food, nature and travel photographers are bound to love this filter as it’ll emphasise bold colours, and help to darken overexposed photos that were too bright or blurry.

X-Pro II

This filter adds contrast to the colours towards the middle of your image and making the edges around it slightly darker - this emphasises the action going on in the centre of your picture. The filter itself isn’t harsh, but soft, it gives a fairytale-like look and feel to your picture. X-Pro II is great for photos taken outdoors and if the subject of your photo is in the centre, as it highlights that portion of the photo.


Valenica gives your photo that vintage-feel look that’s extremely popular on Instagram. The best time to use Valencia on your photo is if you want to create a sense of nostalgia. This filter is one of the best options if you’re a travel, or lifestyle photographer, as it’s especially effective for architectural photos of buildings and scenery. It’s also great if your image contains bold colours and you want to tone them down and make them softer.


It’s easy to see why Mayfair has become one of the more popular Instagram filters. The filter transforms your image with a warm pink tone and subtle vignetting, that brightens the centre of your photograph. It’s a pretty versatile filter, that can flatter and complement almost all photos.


A sunrise gives a morning glow at the start of the day and that’s similar to what the Rise filter does. This filter softens your image with a yellowish-gold tint, which brightens your photo and fades out any blemishes. Rise is a fantastic option if you’re taking a selfie, or a close-up photo of someone, as it takes the focus away from any imperfections or blemishes.

Have you got a favourite filter we haven’t mentioned? Please let us know, and tell us why you love it so much!