There’s lots of goodness from the The haus of Hipstamatic today. There’s a new Hipstamatic 261 update available for download. Also available is the new Tintype SnapPak, featuring two new films and a new lens.
The new SnapPak is incompatible with all older versions of Hipstamatic. You’ll need to download the 261 update first. It’s a free update for current Hipstamatic owners. Keep reading for more. >>>
The Hipstamatic 261 is mainly a bug-fix update but also adds compatibility for the new SnapPak. There are not other new features.
The new Tintype SnapPak in my opinion is one of the better HipstaPaks to be released in some time. More than just subtle LOMO-style color shifts, the new Tintype lens and films give Hipstaprints an almost late century look — and by late century, I mean the late-1800’s.
Although the emphasis of the new pak seems to be ancient black & white prints, the Tinto 1848 Lens is not a black & white filter. The new lens is actually a very cool new addition on its own with some great characteristics. The lens really cranks up the contrast and and gives colors a sweet saturation bump. The lens has a a sweet focal blur and a center focus. It’s not a depth-of-field blur. It’s more like a poorly made optics blur. On its own, the new lens is very nice!
The two new films are where the tintype magic happen. The new D-Type Plate Film is a daguerrotype-inspired black & white film that adds the look, tones, texture and damage of a mid-to-late 1800’s photograph. It’s a great, slightly warm black & white with excellent random damage around the frame. And, Hipstamatic, I see what you did there with the clever Lone Ranger play on words….
The C-Type Plate Film is a cyanotype-inspired film. Not quite a black & white film, not quite a color film. This new film desaturates the photo then adds the look of very old hand-painted tint to the image with great results.
To learn more about the under-the-hood workings of this latest pak, check out this post on blog. hipstamatic.
Whether or not you like the look of ancient tintypes, this is is an excellent SnapPak to download. The new Tinto 1848 Lens is far more versatile than just being the front end to these two films. The two films create great-looking photographs in the style of photography’s early days.
The new Tintype SnapPak is available as a $0.99 in-app purchase in Hipstamatic.
If you don’t already have Hipstamatic, Hipstamatic is normally $1.99, but the base model is on sale right now for only $0.99 for a limited time. Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation), iPad 2 Wi-Fi, iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G, iPad (3rd generation), iPad Wi-Fi + 4G, iPad (4th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (4th generation), iPad mini and iPad mini Wi-Fi + Cellular. Requires iOS 5.0 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.
Big tip of the hat to reader Miki Ballard who gave me the heads up on this one today.