Hipstamatic 301 works better, but if you’re still having problems logging in….

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Hipstamatic 301 ($1.99) was quickly released hot on the heels of a very buggy and unstable 300 upgrade. Hipstamatic 301 is a huge update for the popular analog-style app and introduces many, many new features such as non-square image support, the ability to import photos from your camera roll, the ability to edit images (pretty thoroughly, actually) after shooting, “pro” camera adjustments and more.

The new update fixes a number of bugs in the original 300 making the app pretty stable to for most of us to now use. I’d say it’s safe enough to upgrade from Hipstamatic 280 if you want the new features.

While upgrading is mostly easy and most of your existing HipstaPaks upgrade seamlessly, Hipstamatic 301 may require you to re-log in to your Hipstamatic account to redownload any Freepaks you might have, like the most excellent Tejas FreePak FreePak given away for SXSW a few years ago.

If you’re like me and forgot your Hipstamatic login, there’s no way to retrieve your password from the app. You can reset it using a browser. To reset your Hipstamatic password, you’ll need the email address you signed up with. It’s pretty easy to locate — simply use the email address they send the occasional newsletter to. Visit this link and check your email for a follow-up email.:


Once your password is reset, you can go into the “My Gear” tab in Hipstamatic and Restore Purchases. Everything should reappear.

If you create a new user account with Hipstamatic, you won’t be able to download your previous FreePaks with the new account.

Again, I really like how they’ve done the Hipstamatic 301 update. They’ve somehow managed to add the features many HipstaUsers have been clamoring for over the years while still retaining the plastic analog camera charm that made the original one of my favorite iPhone apps. You can use the app either way and that’s one of the things that I really like about this update.

Expect more bugfix updates from Hipstamatic soon, but the new version now works well enough for you to dig into its many new features.


About Marty Yawnick 1830 Articles
Marty is a self-employed graphic designer in the Fort Worth/Dallas Metroplex. He is an avid Rangers baseball, Chicago Cubs, Packers and Highbury Arsenal fan. In addition to capturing random moments with whatever camera is close by (usually his iPhone), his other interests include coffee, Pink Floyd, film, music, and traveling in seats 5E and 5F with his fiancé.
  • Shane Griffiths

    Haha, new update works worse for me .. 3.0 was more stable

  • Phil Bishop

    seems to still drain the battery any fix soon for that?

  • Ron Scibilia

    I can’t get 301 to work on my iPhone 4s. Every time it tries to save an image it crashes. Versions prior to 300 worked fine; I have shot thousands of photos with Hipstamatic in the last four years. I am deleting it and will wait for an update that addresses the problem.

  • Still having trouble logging in with 301 and while I did reset my password (thanks for the link) it’s just not working :/

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