Comments on: Photo App Review: Plastica – An Unnecessary Hipstamatic Knock-off http://lifeinlofi.com/2013/01/12/photo-app-review-plastica-an-unnecessary-hipstamatic-knock-off/ iPhone Photo / Mobile Photography News, Showcases, Reviews Thu, 04 Dec 2014 07:27:00 +0000 hourly 1 By: Jeffrey http://lifeinlofi.com/2013/01/12/photo-app-review-plastica-an-unnecessary-hipstamatic-knock-off/#comment-187611 Sun, 17 Mar 2013 05:54:21 +0000 http://lifeinlofi.com/?p=20703#comment-187611 Well, the only thing I will congratulate this app on is the fact it actually makes a photo look… Flat? I’m not sure, but something about Hipstamatic is they’re trying to keep things on the plain side, where as this one jumps all over those crazy filters.
If Hipstamatic could only do that.
I mean the Betty lens is pretty wild, but that about their only one. You know?

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By: Kent Kangley http://lifeinlofi.com/2013/01/12/photo-app-review-plastica-an-unnecessary-hipstamatic-knock-off/#comment-186180 Mon, 11 Feb 2013 03:51:40 +0000 http://lifeinlofi.com/?p=20703#comment-186180 The Plastica app has been removed from the app store already.

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By: Morplett http://lifeinlofi.com/2013/01/12/photo-app-review-plastica-an-unnecessary-hipstamatic-knock-off/#comment-185261 Mon, 14 Jan 2013 19:54:22 +0000 http://lifeinlofi.com/?p=20703#comment-185261 I’ll echo others thoughts here…I was very excited to try it out given my love of PictureShow, which I still use consistently. Maybe that created undue expectations but I was completely underwhelmed. Felt like a Hipsta knock-off and the UI was overly complicated to take ‘on the go’ shots. I often walk to lunch with my iPhone out and Hipstamatic running and just shake and take pics for the randomness. That wouldn’t be possible with Plastica, yet. And that really surprises me as I love the randomize feature in PictureShow. Upside items…it looks very good and there are some nice combinations of lens,film, frame.
Oh, and of course it’s hard to complain about a free app.

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By: Kent Kangley http://lifeinlofi.com/2013/01/12/photo-app-review-plastica-an-unnecessary-hipstamatic-knock-off/#comment-185186 Sun, 13 Jan 2013 07:30:27 +0000 http://lifeinlofi.com/?p=20703#comment-185186 After reading your thoughts here and on twitter, I decided to try this out for myself. I downloaded the app and all the IAPs. It was a beautiful winter day out so I went to Redondo Beach and gave it a spin.

I agree that the necessity of building a camera for every film combination is ridiculous. Especially when you’re new to an app like this, you want to learn how each film and lens works, and try a lot of combinations to learn how they work together. And what is the point of the 64 shots and rebuild the camera limit? This system slows that learning curve down to a crawl. As a result, after spending about 3 hours shooting photos, I only got to experiment with 4 combinations. Just let us users switch out the films and lenses on the fly and we will learn (and learn to appreciate) this app that much sooner.

With that being said, I did like the films and lenses I tried out today. I’m willing to put in a little more time with this app before I write it off. Get rid of the silly camera building exercise and it could be a winner.

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By: iClifDotMe http://lifeinlofi.com/2013/01/12/photo-app-review-plastica-an-unnecessary-hipstamatic-knock-off/#comment-185173 Sun, 13 Jan 2013 01:59:18 +0000 http://lifeinlofi.com/?p=20703#comment-185173 As a Gizmon owner and hardcore Hipstamatic user, there are several things that make this app useless to me right off the bat. It only supports the standard (home button on the right) landscape orientation, which means all of my photos come out upside down. It also doesn’t support volume shutter, which makes for awkward picture-taking if you’re used to having a real button to push. As mentioned in the article, I found it impossible to escape from the full screen viewer mode without closing the camera, while Hipstamatic gives you two methods for easily returning to the small viewfinder.

The lower resolution is fine for Instagram photos I suppose, but even the app’s high res setting only results in 1.6 MP images compared to Hipstamatic’s 3.7 MP on the iPhone 4.

As far as IAPs go, I expect the included equipment to knock my socks off before I’ll pay for additional functionality, and this app just doesn’t deliver. The price of the app may currently be free, but I’ll keep my 40MB for storing quality photos, thanks.

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By: =M= http://lifeinlofi.com/2013/01/12/photo-app-review-plastica-an-unnecessary-hipstamatic-knock-off/#comment-185108 Sat, 12 Jan 2013 16:31:10 +0000 http://lifeinlofi.com/?p=20703#comment-185108 I agree. PictureShow is a classic, which is one reason why I’m so disappointed with Plastica.

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By: norbu56 http://lifeinlofi.com/2013/01/12/photo-app-review-plastica-an-unnecessary-hipstamatic-knock-off/#comment-185101 Sat, 12 Jan 2013 15:52:21 +0000 http://lifeinlofi.com/?p=20703#comment-185101 I’ll take a look but don’t forget that Graf (the developer) has made PictureShow 2, for me, one of the best and historical app in the AppStore.
Awaiting further implementations: better resolution, 4:3 format, load from photoroll and all the things is missing in Hipsta.

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By: Elijah Mesina http://lifeinlofi.com/2013/01/12/photo-app-review-plastica-an-unnecessary-hipstamatic-knock-off/#comment-185066 Sat, 12 Jan 2013 08:57:51 +0000 http://lifeinlofi.com/?p=20703#comment-185066 I definitely agree with you, the app store has become very cluttered with similar apps, and blatant knockoff apps. I also understand what the developer is trying to do, but if your going to make an app the differentiates itself and that has features to help it stand out. It’s a shame because this looks like a good app.

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