I don't know about you, but I'm super proud to post photos on Instagram with the hashtag "#nofilter."

It means I didn't rely on filters or tricks to make it look like it's vintage or glowing or whatever.

As if all I ever needed was my sweet photography skill.  Right.

Well, a new study has found that maybe you should be using filters!  Photos with filters get, on average, 21% more views and 45% more comments than the plain old unfiltered ones!

And it's not just on Instagram, it applies to all social media formats!  So you might want to download one of those eight billion free filtering apps to touch up your pictures before you post them, I mean, not that your selfie in your dirty bathroom isn't awesome the way it is.

from www.instagram.com