Love Birds Sightseeing At Rejang Mosque. Understanding the vintage / retro / aging filters on Snapseed, Instagram and other apps. What does it do? It de-saturates and alters the colours to mimic a faded print. It adds scratches, dust, dirt and vignetting. Does it work with every image? No. Use it only when you intend to convey a certain look or to create a sense of time. Don’t use it just because it is there.