Life in LoFi: iPhoneography » Hipstamatic http://lifeinlofi.com iPhone Photo / Mobile Photography News, Showcases, Reviews Wed, 12 Mar 2014 17:51:10 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 Hipstamatic and Oggl to Be iOS 7-Ready http://lifeinlofi.com/2013/09/12/hipstamatic-oggl-ios-7-ready/ http://lifeinlofi.com/2013/09/12/hipstamatic-oggl-ios-7-ready/#comments Thu, 12 Sep 2013 18:44:59 +0000 http://lifeinlofi.com/?p=25685 Will Hipstamatic and Oggl work in iOS 7? It's not "if" but "when" and we've got the answer from Lucas Buick, CEO of Hipstamatic.

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An artist’s rendition of a very not real Hipstamatic icon with the new, flat iOS 7 look

Hipstamatic and Oggl — two high profile iPhoneography apps. In our discussions here for the upcoming iOS 7, one of the questions I get asked often is “Will Hipstamatic work in iOS 7?”

It’s not “if” but “when” and we’ve got the answer on iOS 7 compatibility from the boss himself, Lucas Buick, CEO of Hipstamatic. >>>

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The answer is yes, both apps should be ready for iOS 7 at launch or shortly thereafter. In a tweet posted to Life In LoFi’s Twitter, Lucas says that updates are being sent to Apple this week.

When the apps are approved and released, of course, is up to Apple and the process could take several days, or could fly through approval in a day. It’s a part of the App Store submission process that has been frustrating developers for years.

iOS 7 features a new interface, which I imagine will not be an issue for Hipstamatic or Oggl as neither app uses Apple’s interface much. It’ll be interesting to see if the builds are 32-bit or the new 64-bit architecture and how fast and stable both apps are on the new iPhone 5S hardware.

We find out soon.

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Cool Link: Inside The Haus of Hipstamatic – Hipstography interviews Lucas Buick http://lifeinlofi.com/2013/09/09/haus-of-hipstamatic-hipstography-interviews-lucas-buick/ http://lifeinlofi.com/2013/09/09/haus-of-hipstamatic-hipstography-interviews-lucas-buick/#comments Mon, 09 Sep 2013 18:58:18 +0000 http://lifeinlofi.com/?p=25610 If you shoot with Hipstamatic or Oggl on any platform, Hipstography's Eric Rozen just got back from San Francisco where he spent time with Hipstamatic's CEO and co-Creator Lucas Buick. It's one of the best histories available of this iconic iPhone photo app.

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If you shoot with Hipstamatic or Oggl on any platform, you should bookmark and be reading Eric Rozen’s Hipstography web site (we’ve got the English version bookmarked in our sidebar). Eric just got back from San Francisco where he spent time with Hipstamatic’s CEO and co-Creator Lucas Buick. The results of that interview have just been published on Hipstography. >>>

Life In LoFi has been covering Hipstamatic here since it was first released. Although other photo apps have eclipsed its celebrity in the news cycle, I still think it’s by far one of the best camera apps available for classic retro style iPhoneography in the App Store.

Eric’s interview spans the history of Hipstamatic and Oggl, as well as Lucas’ ideas for the direction of both apps.

One interesting omission from the interview. I’m surprised that the subject of the Dorbowski brothers and the original (but fictional) backstory of Hipstamatic never came up. Despite the fact that it took over a year to officially debunk, I still think it was one of the best viral marketing campaigns in recent years. Definitely a big part of Hipstamatic history.

“I went to art school, where I met Ryan the other co-founder; we ran a design studio from September 2006. In 2008, a lot of our big clients stopped paying their bills, and that’s when we decided that we should get out of the service business. We looked at starting a wine label, re-packaging existing wines. The other option was to do mobile software. To do wine you have to one: know somebody in wine, and we didn’t know anybody. Two: you need money, and we didn’t have any! So, in August 2009, Ryan and I sat down and started whiteboarding mobile apps. I had a couple of photo apps on my phone, there were some pretty cool ones back then. We also had this old Polaroid SX70: every time somebody came by our studio we’d shoot their portrait and put it on the wall. Thinking about that, what we loved about toy cameras in general was this romantic idea that you didn’t have to think […] you just hit the button and it does all the stuff for you, what you get is what you get, and it felt very ephemeral. It was temporary, it didn’t matter, but at the same time it could push into high art. We really wanted to recreate that feeling.”

“The original set of Hipstamatic filters was basically my library from a ten-year career doing retouching as the art director of a fashion magazine. Ryan coded it in such a way that you hit a yellow button, and he was able to do work that used to take me hours in a few seconds.”

If you love Hipstamatic, this is an essential read. It’s one of the best histories available of this iconic iPhone photo app.

Read all of Eric Rozen’s story, “Inside The Haus”, an interview with Lucas Buick here.

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Surprise! It’s Hipstamatic First Friday?!?!!? New Buenos Aires HipstaPak Available Now! http://lifeinlofi.com/2013/08/30/surprise-hipstamatic-first-friday-new-buenos-aires-hipstapak-available-now/ http://lifeinlofi.com/2013/08/30/surprise-hipstamatic-first-friday-new-buenos-aires-hipstapak-available-now/#comments Fri, 30 Aug 2013 12:42:18 +0000 http://lifeinlofi.com/?p=25339 Check your Hipstamart. Hipstamatic's First Friday seems to have come a little early today. The new lenses of the Buenos Aires HipstaPak are available in both Hipstmatic and Oggl right now.

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Check your Hipstamart. Hipstamatic’s First Friday seems to have come a little early today. The new lenses of the Buenos Aires HipstaPak are available in both Hipstmatic and Oggl right now. I’ve got more info and samples.

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The new Buenos Aires HipstaPak is a $0.99 in-app purchase in Hipstamatic and is also available as part of an Oggl subscription. The new pak comes with one new lens and two new films.

The entire pak has a very desaturated, washed out, really badly processed instant camera feel.

The Diego lens is inspred by the work of New York-based, Argentinian-born photographer Diego Uchitel. The official description describes its features as cool painterly undertones.

The new Uchitel 20 Film is a very desaturated instant-style film with a deceptively textured frame, light leaks, and plenty of other really beat up instant film type damage. The borderless Blanko C16 film is another instant-style film as evidenced by the subtle instant processing style streaks it adds to an image. The Blanko C16 film runs a little cooler to my eye with more blues and magentas.

I’m always excited to get a new HipstaPak. I’m certain that someday my iPhone will eventually fill up with Hipstamatic. While this new pak looks like just simple desaturation effects at first, both of the films and the new lens create some nice, subtle instant photo-style effects and add severely distressed and detailed effects to the image. I like the look of these films — the old instant print that has baked in the sun too long or the look of long-expired instant film.

No new flash or case in this pak. I’ll have more details about this pak later today.

The Buenos Aires HipstaPak is now available in both Hipstamatic and Oggl.

Hipstamatic is $1.99 in the App Store. There are a ton of in-app purchases. App Store link: Hipstamatic

Hipstamatic Oggl is a free download. App Store link: Hipstamatic Oggl

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Hipstamatic Oggl Updated. Now Imports Pics From Your Camera Roll http://lifeinlofi.com/2013/08/25/hipstamatic-oggl-updated-now-imports-pics-camera-roll/ http://lifeinlofi.com/2013/08/25/hipstamatic-oggl-updated-now-imports-pics-camera-roll/#comments Mon, 26 Aug 2013 04:01:43 +0000 http://lifeinlofi.com/?p=25213 Hipstamatic Oggl recently got an update with a great new feature that HipstaFans have been requesting for years. You can now import photos from your camera roll and from your Hipstamatic albums into Oggl.

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Hipstamatic Oggl recently received an update with a great new feature that HipstaFans have been requesting for years. You can now import photos from your camera roll and from your Hipstamatic albums into Oggl.

It’s a great update that will probably change the minds of a lot of Hipstamatic lovers. Keep reading for more info. >>>

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Oggl by HipstamaticI like Oggl. It has some — not all — of the features that make Hipstamatic great. It has enough of its own features to differentiate it from the original Hipstamatic.

I have to admit, as much as I love shooting with Hipstamatic, I’ve been finding myself shooting with Oggl more often. As much as I love the forethought that goes into shooting with the original Hipstamatic — having to know and choose your “gear” beforehand, I’m finding that I’m succumbing to the convenience of shooting and then processing the image afterwords. I like convenience of having the ability to change my mind and easily reprocess after-the-fact. I am really liking having the ability to revisit HipstaPics.

With the latest update version 1.3, Oggl introduces the ability to import images from your camera roll and from your Hipstamatic albums. For the first time, you can now add Hipstamatic’s great lens and film effects to any photo you’ve shot.

I like the way it’s been implemented, too. Visual cues let you know when you are grabbing from your camera roll, from Hipstamatic, as well as when an image is lo-res and going to provide inferior results.

Importing is easy and straightforward. The preview screen let you crop the image to Oggl’s square format. You can even pinch to zoom. Once imported, you can process, reprocess. and share like any other image in your Oggl library. This also means that your original photo is still safe on your camera roll.

As the effects are permanently applied to an image, you can’t reprocess an imported Hipstamatic photo, but you can stack another set of effects on top of it. You also only have access to your iPhone’s camera roll and not the entire photo library.

With this update you can now also re-crop and scale all images in your Oggl library.

This update essentially turns Oggl from a camera into a processing app. It’s really slick and I suspect a lot of Hipstamatic users will migrate more to Oggl for this feature alone.

Oggl is turning into a great app, but it’s still missing a few of the details that make Hipstamatic a classic.

Oggl sports a basic, flat, less textured viewfinder that’s more similar to Instagram than it’s older sibling. It lacks the rich, textured plastic toy interface of Hipstamatic Classic. Film and lens combinations are still tiny and difficult to see. There are no cases or skins in Oggl yet. It also lacks the colored flash filter effects that Hipstamatic has. Presets in Oggl are limited.

Still, with the new update, it’s difficult to dismiss Oggl on anything but an emotional level. Hipstamatic is a camera app that’s still more fun to shoot with. With this latest update, Oggl has unequivocally become the more versatile of the two. In adding these long-requested features, the developers may have unknowingly released their own Hipstamatic killer. We’ll see how the original Histamatic grows in the next update.

Even with the few new features, this a great update to Oggl. It finally opens up the rest of your camera roll to Hipstamatic’s unique and lush analog effects which are still among the best retro analog effects available for iPhone.

If you’ve been holding out on Oggl, this new update gives you a very compelling reason to take a look at it.

Hipstamatic Oggl is a free download. There are two subscription options that unlock all of the goodies. Requirements: Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, 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 6.0 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

App Store link: Hipstamatic Oggl

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First Friday! New Long Island FreePak Available Now in Hipstamatic and Oggl http://lifeinlofi.com/2013/08/02/new-long-island-freepak-available-in-hipstamatic-and-oggl/ http://lifeinlofi.com/2013/08/02/new-long-island-freepak-available-in-hipstamatic-and-oggl/#comments Fri, 02 Aug 2013 20:17:56 +0000 http://lifeinlofi.com/?p=24514 The Long Island FreePak is now available in Hipstamatic! It contains the BlacKey's Extra Fine film and the Old Sport case. The new film is also now available in Hipstamatic Oggl.

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It’s First Friday and we’ve got a new Hipstamatic film. The Long Island FreePak is now available in Hipsta Classic! It contains the BlacKeys Extra Fine film and the Old Sport case. The new film is also now available in Hipstamatic Oggl. Grab now!

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The new pak is available for download in your Hipstamart. BlacKeys Extra Fine (XF) is a very nice, borderless black & white film with rich contrast, a bit of grain, and some nice anomalies — almost burns, if you will. I think it’s one of the best films to be released by Hipstamatic in a while.

Hipstamatic Classic users also get a bonus. We finally get a new case for the app. It’s a great looking classic Art Deco style case with “aged leather and bronze inlays.” It’s not available for Oggl users.

The pak is free for HipstaClassic users and comes as part of the subscription for Oggl users. You’ll need to install it from your Oggl gear to use the new film.

The new pak is worth the download. Samples below.

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The New Brighton HipstaPak Finally Available for Hipstamatic Users http://lifeinlofi.com/2013/07/16/brighton-hipstapak-finally-available-for-hipstamatic-users/ http://lifeinlofi.com/2013/07/16/brighton-hipstapak-finally-available-for-hipstamatic-users/#comments Tue, 16 Jul 2013 23:54:40 +0000 http://lifeinlofi.com/?p=23772 Days after its Thursday release in Hipstamatic Oggl, the new Brighton HipstaPak is finally available to Hipstamatic users. The new pak can now be purchased in the app's Hipstamart for $0.99.

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I just got word from Hipstamatic that the Brighton HipstaPak has finally been approved by Apple and it should start showing up in your Hipstamarts soon, if not already. Also released today is a Hipstmatic update, which is just a bug fix release.

Many of us have been waiting for this. Finally, it’s First Friday. Delayed over a week after the pak’s late Thursday release in Hipstamatic Oggl, the new Brighton HipstaPak can be purchased in the app’s Hipstamart for $0.99.

More info after the jump. >>>>

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Hipstamatic 235 iPhoneThe Brighton HipstaPak contains a new lens and film. The new Doris lens is warm, “sandy,” and contrasty. The lens adds a lot of green to your image. It also adds subtle, random light leaks.

The new Sussex film has slightly burned edges. It adds just a little bit of grit, dust and noise to the image. When comparing the same image using Blanko film, I’m seeing that it adds just a little more green to your photo. You can read all about both in my previous post about Brighton’s release on Oggl.

Unfortunately, there is no new case or flash with this update.

I’ve had a chance to shoot with it in Oggl this past week and I really like the warm, summery look of the film and lens combo. Like anything with the Tejas lens, it will probably be one of my go to combinations.

Last Friday, Hipstamatic posted to their Facebook page, “The new Brighton HipstaPak! Available in Oggl and will be available in Hipstamatic Classic as soon as the in-app purchase is approved by Apple.” Looking at some of the comments on the post since, many Hipstamatic users were not happy about this delay.

Although you now can copy your HipstaPak purchases to Oggl, the transfer does not work from Oggl back to Hipstamatic. This works well for users who have opted not to subscribe to Oggl where you can get the entire Hipstamatic lens and film collections as part of your quarterly or annual subscription.

I contacted Hipstamatic this week. Turns out this delay actually was an Apple issue. I hope that this all gets sorted out before the next HipstaPak release. Several recent HipstaPaks have ended up streeting later than advertised — sometimes much later.

At first, many users were angrily speculating that this delay felt more like an attempt to get them to pony up for the Oggl subscription to use the new pak if they wanted to shoot with it first. However, I can’t see the logic of a company willingly hacking off many of its most passionate, evangelistic and most vocal core users. The late release, according to the company, was caused by a delay in getting approval from Apple.

I think Oggl is the more functional of the two apps. The ability to change lens and film combinations any time after the shot is a great feature that really compliments the app’s excellent gear. However, from a nostalgic standpoint, I enjoy shooting with Hipstamatic more. Its plastic toy camera interface appeals to me on a nostalgic level. Hipstamatic is their flagship app and it’s one of the most accurate analog shooting experiences in the App Store. I think it’s certainly the most fun.

Regardless, the new pak is now available for both apps. Go… download! You’ve been waiting!

Let us know what you think in the poll and comments down below.

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Hipstamatic Oggl Pro for Windows Phone and What It Means for iOS Users http://lifeinlofi.com/2013/07/15/hipstamatic-coming-to-windows-phone-announces-oggl-pro-for-nokia-lumia-1020/ http://lifeinlofi.com/2013/07/15/hipstamatic-coming-to-windows-phone-announces-oggl-pro-for-nokia-lumia-1020/#comments Tue, 16 Jul 2013 03:10:47 +0000 http://lifeinlofi.com/?p=24078 Hipstamatic is coming to Windows Phone 8 after years of iOS exclusivity. Hipstamatic Oggl PRO has been designed especially for the new flagship Nokia device. It'll be available later this summer. Find out about the new app, and what's in store for Android devices and for Hipstamatic's millions of iOS users.

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Hipstamatic announces Oggl PRO, an exclusive app for Nokia Lumia 1020. What does this mean for iOS users?

The classic iPhoneography app Hipstamatic is coming to Windows Phone 8 and the new Nokia Lumia 1020 smartphone, after years of iOS exclusivity. Hipstamatic Oggl PRO has been designed especially for the new flagship Nokia device. It’ll be available later this summer and should roll out to other Windows Phone 8 devices soon.

There is good news, non-news and some not-so-great news for users of the longtime iOS-only iPhone photo app. We’ve got an exclusive talk from Hipstamatic about the new app, as well as what’s in store for Android devices and for Hipstamatic’s millions of iOS users.

Nokia Lumia 1020

I gotta admit. On paper, the specs of the new Lumia smartphone are pretty kickass. The one most touted is its Nokia Pro Camera with a 41-megapixel back-side-illuminated (BSI) sensor (which actually accesses a maximum of 38 megapixels– that’s a huge 7136 x 5360 pixels). The sensor itself is larger than a standard mobile phone camera. It has six Zeiss lenses on a physical image stabilization system, a large Xenon flash, and an oversampled digital zoom that Nokia says creates very sharp images at zoom levels up to 3x. I’ve seen them. It’s pretty impressive.

The 1020 is a powerful, sophisicated camera. The built-in camera has manual focus, exposure value, ISO, and white balance (The iPhone, of course, has many of these features in both its native apps and third-party camera apps). It’s got a lot of other features that look cool and it’s getting good reviews from respected publications.

Nokia published an excellent whitepaper on the Lumia 1020. It’s a great read full of specs, details, charts and comparisions for smartphone camera geeks like myself. I wish Apple would publish these for each iPhone release.

“The Nokia Lumia 1020 is the first time a hardware manufacturer has built a smartphone to be camera-first, and having the opportunity to build our software alongside this talented hardware team is exciting,” said Lucas Buick, Hipstamatic’ CEO.

Not to worry. I’m not trading in my iPhone.

Several high-profile developers have created Windows Phone versions of their apps apps with the 1020 in mind. Hipstamatic is one of them.

Hipstamatic Oggl PRO for Windows Phone 8

Last week, Hipstamatic announced that Oggl PRO is coming soon to the Nokia Lumia 1020 this summer. This is more than just a simple port to another operating system. This version is a pretty big rework and has some significant differences from Oggl for iOS.

Oggl PRO will include all of the iOS Oggl capture and curation features, including five pre-set lenses and films, the ability to easily snap, edit, and share photos to social networks such as Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, as well as access to the Oggl network. Additionally, with Oggl PRO, photographers will be able to:

• Have greater control of their shot by making manual adjustments
• Reframe their shot by using the lossless 3x zoom feature
• Set manual exposure and tap to focus
• Orient their shots using the auto-leveling feature
• Control white balance, ISO and shutter speed
• Capture full resolution images at 41 MP and apply Hipstamatic’s film and lens effects

Final square format Oggl images will actually be around 28.7 megapixels. Still huge.

Availability

Oggl PRO is currently exclusive to the Nokia Lumia 1020 and will be available later this summer. The original Oggl app is available on iPhone and will soon come to WP8 devices with at least 1 Gigabyte of RAM.

Like its iOS sibling, Oggl PRO will be a free download. Oggl PRO will offer two subscription options: quarterly for $2.99 and yearly for $9.99 — the same as the iOS subscriptions.

When the device hits shelves, Nokia Lumia 1020 owners who want to try Oggl PRO can get 60 days of complimentary access to Hipstamatic’s entire catalog of lenses and films if they sign up by August 9th.

Oggl Pro WP8 vs Hipstamatic Oggl for iPhone

In the days before Instagram, Hipstamatic was synonymous to iPhoneography in many people’s eyes. To me, Hipstamatic is still one of the best, most unique photo apps in the App Store. This is a great, high-profile opportunity to bring the app’s trademark set of filters to a new market.

However, immediately my concern was what happens to classic Hipstamatic and the rest of the iOS catalog.

Hipstamatic has been iOS-only for such a long time. The expansion to Windows Phone 8 was unexpected for me, especially since they have not released a version for Android OS with its much larger user base. Well, and because it’s Windows Phone. Even Instagram said ‘maybe later’.

“Hipstamatic has been dedicated to pushing the boundaries of hardware to create awesome camera products that excite and inspire our community,” says Molli Sullivan, Hipstamatic’s Director of Communications. “The move to WP8 comes down to hardware: the Nokia Lumia 1020 is the first time a hardware manufacturer has built a smartphone to be camera-first, and we were able to build Oggl PRO side-by-side with Nokia’s hardware team. The Nokia Lumia 1020‘s 41 megapixel camera and incredible sensor is pretty exciting for photo nerds like us, and we think our community — some of the most talented, creative smartphone photographers in the world — will be excited, too.”

Molli says that the company is considering an Android version, but in the immediate future, they are focused on the current offerings.

I asked about Oggl paks and if they will be on the same schedule as their iOS counterparts.

“We’re certainly aiming for that,” says Molli, “and we’re working very closely with Nokia’s imaging team to make that happen. However, this is new territory for us, so we’re most focused on making sure the experience is right before synching up with iOS timing.”

Although Oggl’s iOS users currently have separate focus and expsure lock, we apparently won’t get many, if any, of Oggl PRO’s other advanced shooting features, such as manual ISO and shutter speed override. A form of both have been available in advanced iOS camera apps for some time.

“Oggl PRO was designed specifically to take advantage of the device’s technology. The Nokia Lumia 1020 allows for the ability to manually control a variety of functions, as well as the 41 megapixel camera and advanced sensor, which is how we were able to build those functions into Oggl PRO.

“As always, we’ll absolutely continue to push the boundaries of other devices and platforms as well.”

Molli also said that the 60-day free trial subscription is specifically for Oggl PRO, which is a standalone product specific to the Lumia 1020, so there are no plans for an iOS match at the moment.

The last question I asked was about the company’s plans for Hipstamatic. As I’ve said before, despite all of the advantages that Oggl offers, including access to the entire vault and the ability to change up filter and lens combinations, I think Hipstamatic is a much more fun camera to shoot with. It’ pretty much pioneered the retro-camera skin interface and to date, I feel that no other app has come as close to capturing the toy camera feel on iOS.

Molli concluded, “Under the hood of Hipstamatic Oggl’s Capture experience is Hipstamatic Classic. The imaging processing technology that we’ve built over the last 3 years is what powers all of our products. Hipstamatic Classic is an awesome analog shooting experience, and Oggl is more modern. We love them both equally and each has its advantages for photographers (emphasis added. =M=). Our plan is to treat both apps as top priority, and as flagship products.”

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Why Brighton Was Released in Oggl First http://lifeinlofi.com/2013/07/10/why-brighton-was-released-in-oggl-first/ http://lifeinlofi.com/2013/07/10/why-brighton-was-released-in-oggl-first/#comments Thu, 11 Jul 2013 01:49:30 +0000 http://lifeinlofi.com/?p=23872 Why the Brighton HipstaPak was released on Oggl first. No, it wasn't a ploy to get you to spring for an Oggl subscription. I reached out to Hipstamatic's Molli Sullivan and asked her about the delay.

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Why the Brighton HipstaPak was released on Oggl first. No, it wasn’t a ploy to get you to spring for an Oggl subscription.

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It’s been over five days since First Friday, the day of the month the Haus of Hipstamatic releases its goodness into the Hipstasphere. However, there’s still no new pak for Hipstamatic Classic users at the time of this writing. Just the promise of Brighton and a lot of Oggl users telling us “I’ve been using it since last week.”

The Brighton HipstaPak is coming as soon as it can. And, no, this wasn’t a plot to get the Oggl holdouts to finally spring for a subscription. More after the jump. >>>

With all of the user frustration, rumor and speculation on Facebook, Twitter, GetSatisfaction and other online forums, I decided to reach out to Molli Sullivan, Director of Communications at Hipstamatic, and ask her about the delay.

She told me, “The Brighton HipstaPak for Hipstamatic Classic is still in review with Apple. As soon as Apple approves it, we will make it available to the community. We understand some members of the community are frustrated, but please know we’re very eager to get it out to everyone — we’re just waiting on Apple.”

She enclosed a screenshot which you can see below, from the Apple Developer portal. This shows the current status of the Brighton in-app purchase. This screenshot was taken today, July 10 at 2:32 PM, Eastern time.

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Brighton HipstaPak developer review status, 07.10.13

I also asked Molli about the “conspiracy theories” that a lot of unhappy Hipstamatic users are speculating — implying a connection between the delay in release and Classic users getting double-dipped for a HipstaPak and an Oggl subscription.

Her reply, “The reason gear can be made available for Oggl subscribers immediately is because, unlike Hipstamatic Classic, we control when gear is added and released, and there is no review process by Apple. With Hipstamatic Classic, every pak requires a single, in-app purchase, which goes through iTunes and therefore has to be approved by Apple for distribution.”

This explanation makes sense to me and I’d suspected it had something to do with the two different payment models of the apps. It’s one of the many quirks of the App Store.

The review process for developers can be frustrating in many ways. There are many review teams around the world that review app submissions. Some of them are faster than others. Sometimes an approval comes quickly. Other times not. It can be frustrating for the lack of consistency, even just watching from the viewpoint of a blogger and a spectator.

It goes both ways. In the past, there have been HipstaPaks that flew through the Approval process and were released early — surprising even the developers.

So, hold tight, Hipstamatic Classic users. The Brighton Pak is on its way. I, too, am obsessively refreshing the Hipstamart until it gets here.

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Hipstamatic Oggl Gets The New Brighton HipstaPak First http://lifeinlofi.com/2013/07/05/hipstamatic-oggl-gets-the-new-brighton-hipstapak-first/ http://lifeinlofi.com/2013/07/05/hipstamatic-oggl-gets-the-new-brighton-hipstapak-first/#comments Fri, 05 Jul 2013 16:06:33 +0000 http://lifeinlofi.com/?p=23659 The new Brighton HipstaPak was released today. The new Doris lens and Sussex film were made available to Hipstamatic Oggl subscribers first. The pak is not yet available in Hipstamatic Classic

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I love Hipstamatic. It’s been one of my go-to photo apps since it was released. The new Brighton HipstaPak was released today. In a move that could signal the classic app’s priority in the HipstaSphere, the new Doris lens and Sussex film were made available to Hipstamatic Oggl subscribers first. The pak is not yet available in Hipstamatic Classic, but should be later today.

More details on the new pak after the jump. >>>

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The new Brighton HipstaPak is a good summer pak. The new Doris lens is warm, “sandy,” and contrasty. The lens adds a lot of green to your image. It also adds subtle, random light leaks.

The new Sussex film has slightly burned edges. It adds just a little bit of grit, dust and noise to the image. When comparing the same image using Blanko film, I’m seeing that it adds just a little more green to your photo.

Overall, I think it’s a nice pak. I like the light leaks and aberrations which aren’t available in other lenses with similar tonal qualities. The film has a nice, gritty analog edge to it.

The Brighton HipstaPak is currently only available to Oggl subscribers. According to the developer, the Brighton pak for Hipstamatic Classic will be available today, Friday, July 5, and will be a $0.99 in-app purchase.

UPDATE 01: Sunday, July 7, 2013. Sorry, Hipstamatic users, still no Brighton HipstaPak available yet. =M=

Oggl is a free download in the App Store. A 3 month subscription gets you all the goodies and will run you $2.99. A 12 month subscription runs $9.99.

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from the new Brighton Film pak, Doris Lens using the classic Blanko film

 

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Hipstamatic 265 Update Is Out Now! Share Films And Lenses with Oggl. http://lifeinlofi.com/2013/07/04/hipstamatic-265-update-share-films-and-lenses-with-oggl/ http://lifeinlofi.com/2013/07/04/hipstamatic-265-update-share-films-and-lenses-with-oggl/#comments Thu, 04 Jul 2013 21:04:17 +0000 http://lifeinlofi.com/?p=23630 Hipstamatic 265 was just released, as was Oggl version 1.1.2. No new lenses or films, but you can now share your previously purchased HipstaPaks with your copy of Oggl.

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It seems the best time to expect a Hipstamatic update is a Friday or when it’s generally least convenient.

Hipstamatic 265 was just released, as was Oggl version 1.1.2. No new lenses or films, but with these updates, you can now share your previously purchased Hipstamatic films and lenses with your copy of Oggl. I’ve been waiting for this! >>>

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Importing Hipstamatic film & lenses into Oggl

When Oggl (now called Hipstamatic Oggl) hit the App Store a few months ago, it gave Hipsta users the ability to change effects after shooting. This was one of the features we’d been clamoring for years. In Oggl, there was a hook to share access all of your previously purchased HipstaPaks, but it hasn’t worked until now. Oggl users were forced to pony up $10 a year for access to the complete gear arsenal or simply shoot with a limited selection of Oggl gear.

I like Oggl and its ability to change effects after shooting, but I still love Hipstamatic. Between the two, that’s the app I shoot with more. To me, it’s the closest recreation of the analog shooting experience available in the App Store. It gives me the choice between knowing my equipment to get a shot — “film” and “lens” qualities — and simply shaking the whole thing up for a random combination and discovering happy accidents.

This new update should please Oggl users who have a large investment in HipstaPaks.

You’ll need to update both apps on your iPhone. Hipstamatic Oggl is a free download.

Just an FYI, if you were one of the first to download the Silver Lake HipstaPak, updating to Hipstamatic 265 does not change the name of your Abbie Lens to the renamed Mabel Lens. A pleasant surprise!

What’s New in Hipstamatic Version 265

  • You can now share your photos to Oggl, Hipstamatic’s new creative community
  • This version supports exporting gear (lenses and films) to Hipstamatic Oggl (requires Oggl version 1.1.2)
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements

What’s New in Hipstamatic Oggl Version 1.1.2

  • Hipstamatic Oggl is now localized in 16 languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Portuguese (Portugal) Dutch, Swedish, Russian, Malay, Indonesian, Korean, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), and Japanese
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements
  • This version supports importing gear from Hipstamatic Classic (requires Hipstamatic Classic version 265)

Hipstamatic 265 is available for $1.99 in the App Store. There are a bunch of in-app purchases.

Hipstamatic Oggl is a free download. Subscriptions are available for $2.99/3 months or $9.99/year.

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Cool Link: A Semi-Philosophical Reflection on InstaGram & Hipstamatic http://lifeinlofi.com/2013/06/24/cool-link-a-semi-philosophical-reflection-on-instagram-hipstamatic/ http://lifeinlofi.com/2013/06/24/cool-link-a-semi-philosophical-reflection-on-instagram-hipstamatic/#comments Tue, 25 Jun 2013 00:46:30 +0000 http://lifeinlofi.com/?p=23339 In case you missed it elsewhere, here's a great musing by another iPhoneographer/Graphic Designer, Ted Villa, posted to his blog ExUrban. It's great piece more about the visceral aspect of shooting with Hipstamatic and Instagram and less about the technical aspect.

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One of my favorite and most-used photo apps is still Hipstamatic. Even after shooting with ProCamera or another app, whenever possible, I’ll shake the Hipsta 262 for random film and lens combos, fire off a few shots, and hope for a “happy accident.” Even in the age of Oggl, where I can now change my filters if I don’t like them, I still prefer the old-school shooting experience of Hipstamatic.

In case you missed it elsewhere, here’s a great musing by another iPhoneographer/Graphic Designer, Ted Villa, posted to his blog ExUrban. It’s great piece that’s more about the visceral aspect of shooting with Hipstamatic and Instagram and less about the technical aspect. It’s an insightful “why” instead of a “how” piece. A little more and a link after the jump. >>>

One of my favorite quotes from the piece:

“As far as output goes, I’ve overcome my initial bias against the irony inherent in sharing analogue-looking photos on powerful handheld computers and stored in the cloud. I think that the analogue-ness of the images while certainly part of the surface appeal (it’s fun to create something moody and Joel Peter Witkin-esque — good luck, I know no one who can approach that, the guy is a master), entices on a different level. It enables us to mitigate the stark reality of multi megapixel cameras and all of their hard edged vividness. We can soften and humanize our photos and give them a sense of history even though they were taken in a moment on a device that enables 24/7 access to the world.”

Click here to read all of “A Semi-Philosophical Reflection on InstaGram & Hipstamatic” by Ted Villa on exurbaninc.com.

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Hipstamatic Announces Oggl http://lifeinlofi.com/2013/05/08/hipstamatic-announces-oggl/ http://lifeinlofi.com/2013/05/08/hipstamatic-announces-oggl/#comments Wed, 08 May 2013 19:56:27 +0000 http://lifeinlofi.com/?p=22856 Hipstamatic announces Oggl, a community for creative people to capture and curate their lives through photography. Oggl offers a brand new way to experience Hipstamatic’s beautifully crafted filters, and for the first time ever, directly connects the Hipstamatic community and like-minded creatives from around the world.

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Hipstamatic announces Oggl

Hipstamatic Announces Oggl,
a Community For Creative People to Capture and Curate Their Lives Through Photography

Oggl Connects the Hipstamatic Community Like Never Before; Is a Brand New
Place to Showcase Your Best Photos

Oggl by HipstamaticHipstamatic announces Oggl, a community for creative people to capture and curate their lives through photography. Oggl offers a brand new way to experience Hipstamatic’s beautifully crafted filters, and for the first time ever, directly connects the Hipstamatic community and like-minded creatives from around the world.

“From the editorial spreads of Harper’s Bazaar to the cover of TIME magazine to the pages of pages of The New York Times, Hipstamatic photographers have had their work showcased on a global stage, and are ushering in a new era in photography,” said
Lucas Buick, CEO and co-founder, Hipstamatic. “It’s time we created a place designed just for them—to connect, to be inspired, to create—and to continue to define what it means to be a photographer for this generation. This is our vision for Oggl, and we’re just getting started.”

Key Features

Oggl, which will first be available for iPhone owners, is designed around two key features: Capturing and curating photos.

Capture: Oggl is a “capture-first” shooting experience using Hipstamatic’s beautiful lenses and films, and comes with 5 “Favorites” pre-loaded for situational shooting: Landscape, Food, Portrait, Nightlife and Sunset. For the first time ever, edit a photo after it’s taken to experiment with different looks, and “tap to preview” effects before shooting.

Curate: Share your best photos to your Oggl profile to curate your personal story, and the browse the Curated Editorial Feeds, curated by the Hipstamatic team and talented photographers from around the world. With “My Collection,” see your photos showcased next to photos you’ve curated from around the community.

Additional features on Oggl include: Share to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Foursquare, Tumblr and Flickr, set additional “Favorites” for situational shooting, tag location, and tag other Oggl community members in photos.

Support the Community & Get More Gear

Oggl is an experience designed for capturing and curating beautiful photos, not for showcasing advertising. To support this vision for the community, Oggl is available via two subscription options: Monthly for $0.99 and yearly for $9.99. Each subscription comes with access to Hipstamatic’s entire catalog of current lens and film gear, and guarantees new gear each month.

Availability
In order to make sure Oggl is the most awesome place for our community, invitations will be issued as we build the experience. To request an invitation, visit the Oggl website.

Requirements: Oggl is currently for iPhone owners running iOS 6 and above.

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What’s your take on Hipstamatic’s latest offering? Is the price of the service worth the access to Hipstamatic’s past and future filters? Sound off in the comments below.

 

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Hipstamatic RetroPak Three With Nike AO Films and Lens is Available Now… Really! http://lifeinlofi.com/2013/03/22/retropak-three-with-nike-ao-films-and-lens-is-available-now-really/ http://lifeinlofi.com/2013/03/22/retropak-three-with-nike-ao-films-and-lens-is-available-now-really/#comments Fri, 22 Mar 2013 16:39:26 +0000 http://lifeinlofi.com/?p=22526 The new RetroPak Three for Hipstamatic, featuring four classic lenses and eight films, including the long-awaited re-release of the Nike NSW Always On FreePak is really finally available as an in-app purchase. Really!

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After a false start a couple of week’s ago, the new RetroPak Three for Hipstamatic, featuring four classic lenses and eight films, including the long-awaited re-release of the Nike NSW Always On FreePak is really finally available as an in-app purchase. Really! >>>

RetroPak Three is just $0.99 and available for a very limited time. Don’t delay. Grab this one now! >>>

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Originally released in July of 2011, the last time the NSW FreePak was re-released was in late December, 2011. Despite the release of the two previous RetroPaks, this pak has not been included until now.

It features the AO/BW and AO/DLX films, two excellent black & white films with rich saturation, subtle “grain” and high contrast. The pak also included the Hornbecker lens. The pak was originally created in collaboration with Nike Photographer, Chris Hornbecker. It’s the most anticipated release of any Hipstamatic pak to date.

The release of the Nike AO pak make this RetroPak worth the $0.99 alone, not to mention that Hornbecker and AO/DLX are among the best black & white combinations on Hipstamatic, in my opinion.

Here’s everything that’s in the new RetroPak Three, including four classic lenses and eight films from the NSW Always On FreePak, W Mag FreePak, Gangster Squad FreePak, Made In America FreePak, and the Rock The Vote FreePak.

Lenses

Hornbecker
Wonder
Americana
GSQUAD

Films

AO/BW
AO/DLX
W40
Blanko Freedom 13
US1776
GS-0
RTV
RTV Shout!

The RetroPaks are only available for a limited time. Here’s your chance to complete your Hipstamatic lens and film collection. Unfortunately, none of the great Hipstamatic cases are included in this re-release.

If you don’t already have Hipstamatic, the basic app is $1.99 in the App Store. 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.

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Firm Favourites: Getting the most out of your Hipstamatic, by Fiona Christian http://lifeinlofi.com/2013/03/20/firm-favourites-getting-the-most-out-of-your-hipstamatic-by-fiona-christian/ http://lifeinlofi.com/2013/03/20/firm-favourites-getting-the-most-out-of-your-hipstamatic-by-fiona-christian/#comments Thu, 21 Mar 2013 04:41:03 +0000 http://lifeinlofi.com/?p=22390 It’s no secret that Hipstamatic app has many thousands of happy users the world over. Many of them however, are a little mystified by some of its features. The ‘Favourites’ feature is perhaps, the most useful and yet the most under-used of all. Here's how to get the most out of it.

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It’s no secret that Hipstamatic app has many thousands of happy users the world over. Many of them however, are a little mystified by some of its features.

The ‘Favourites’ feature is perhaps, the most useful and yet the most under-used of all. Here’s how to get the most out of it. >>>

The idea is that you can save your fave combos to enable quick and easy access. Unfortunately, what often happens is that you end up with so many favourites that it takes just as long to find what you’re looking for. This is often due to not knowing how to delete them.

Here are a few tips on how to use the feature to your best advantage:

To add a Favourite: Tap the star icon under the viewfinder. The current combo setting will appear. To add this combo as a favourite, tap the camera icon and select Save (top right). The camera icon will then go from B&W to colour and a selection of your album pics will be displayed.

To add a different combo: Tap the star icon, select the + icon (top right) then select your preferred lens, film, flash etc. then save

Once you have more than one favourite saved, you can swipe through them and tap to select.

To remove a Favourite: Press and hold the selected combo. Then tap ‘remove favourite’.
At this stage you will also have an option to re-name your combo. This is a useful feature once you know which combo’s suit which situations, naming them according to their best application.

The key to getting the most from this feature is organization. Try alternating a colour combo with a B&W combo so that you don’t have to swipe through too many of one sort to find another. Keep reviewing your chosen combos and delete any that aren’t used often. If you’re off on a photo safari, select a fresh set of combos that are best suited to the subjects and light conditions of the day… six or eight should be plenty at any one time.

Another way of selecting a previously used combo is to select an image in your Hipsta album and tap the cog icon (top left) then choose the camera/star icon (bottom center). This will give you two options: New Favourite or Match Setting. Match setting will instantly change your combo to the one used in your chosen image.

Happy snapping!

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Hipstamatic 262 Ships With Another Hipstamatic Rarity http://lifeinlofi.com/2013/03/20/hipstamatic-262-ships-with-another-hipstamatic-collectable/ http://lifeinlofi.com/2013/03/20/hipstamatic-262-ships-with-another-hipstamatic-collectable/#comments Wed, 20 Mar 2013 16:56:48 +0000 http://lifeinlofi.com/?p=22458 If you're one of the lucky thousands who grabbed Hipstamatic's new Silver Lake HipstaPak yesterday when it launched, you've got a Hipstamatic rarity. The Abbie Lens is no more. The new name is the Mabel Lens and is part of the Silver Lake HipstaPak.

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If you’re one of the lucky thousands who grabbed Hipstamatic’s new Silver Lake HipstaPak yesterday when it launched, you’ve got a Hipstamatic rarity not quite as cool as the Nike Always On FreePak, but still pretty cool nonetheless. It looks like Abbie is no more. The actual shipping name of the lens with this pak is now the Mabel Lens. The lens and effect are still the same — only the name has changed.

A lot of us grabbed this pak right away and got the Abbie Lens. It’s since been changed to the new name.

On their Facebook page, Hipstamatic says “Abbie was the internal name for the lens, we slipped and it released before we changed it.”

I like Abbie better than Mabel and even moreso now that she’s another Hipstamatic rarity.

I suspect that if you ever have to delete and reinstall Hipstamatic, the “Abbie” lens will be replaced with the “Mabel” lens. Until then, enjoy your bragging rights.

The new Silver Lake HipstaPak is a $0.99 in-app purchase in Hipstamatic and comes with the very nice Dixie film as well.

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Hipstamatic 262 Is Finally Out. So Is Silver Lake HipstaPak! http://lifeinlofi.com/2013/03/19/hipstamatic-262-is-finally-out-so-is-silver-lake-hipstapak/ http://lifeinlofi.com/2013/03/19/hipstamatic-262-is-finally-out-so-is-silver-lake-hipstapak/#comments Wed, 20 Mar 2013 01:54:07 +0000 http://lifeinlofi.com/?p=22406 Hipstamatic 262 is finally out now. Included in the update is the long-awaited new Silver Lake HipstaPak, available as an in-app purchase of $0.99.

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Start your downloads. After over a week of false starts and hitting refresh in HipstaMart a jillion times, Hipstamatic 262 is finally out now. Included in the update is the long-awaited new Silver Lake HipstaPak, available as an in-app purchase of $0.99. As expected, the Silver Lake HipstaPak includes the new Abbie Mabel Lens and Dixie Film.

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The 262 update is light on new features. The main one is the new HipstaPak. I’ve had a chance to shoot a little bit around the house this evening. The Silver lake HipstaPak is definitely one of the better paks. Along with the the excellent Tintype SnapPak, the Haus of Hipstamatic are on a roll.

According to the descriptions, The Abbie Mabel Lens is “inspired by the Wonderful Abigail Spencer, (the) lens adds beautiful light to any situation. The lens washes the image in very warm, yellow tones — almost like one of the “cross process” filters found in some analog photo apps but not as washed out. It’s much better than a sepia.

Hipstamatic Silver Lake. Dixie Film with Jane Lens.

Hipstamatic Silver Lake. Dixie Film with Jane Lens.

The Dixie Film is described “a light and feathery edge licks the edge of your print like a flame when you use this hip film.” I might have used a different noun in place of the second edge, but no one asked.

The Dixie Film is especially nice. It doesn’t really alter the colors of the image. The frame has subtle rough edges reminiscent of old, hand-developed prints. The edges randomly shift with each exposure. The film randomly adds some great light leaks to the image. In some exposures they are subtle, in others pretty pronounced. The film also adds a touch of noise as well as dust and dirt to the image. The Dixie film is an excellent addition to a Hipstamatic camera bag.

There is no new case which is too bad, really. The artwork for the Silver Lake pak would have made a groovy Hipsta camera skin.

I think this is one of the nicer HipstaPaks and for $0.99 you won’t be disappointed.

The 262 update is available in the App Store now, but the Silver Lake HipstaPak may not be available on all iPhones right this second. Right now, servers are being pounded. We’ve got several iPhones in the house and so far the new pak is only showing up in one. Keep checking back.

This time, it’s really all in the App Store and it’s official. Go! Grab! Now!

According to Life In LoFi reader Allan Bedford, RetroPak Three will be available this weekend at a discounted price. No confirmation as to whether the final release of RP3 will have the sought-after Hornbecker lens and the two AO films from the Always On FreePak.

If you don’t already have Hipstamatic, Hipstamatic is $1.99 and comes nicely equipped with several standard HipstaPaks. 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.

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Hipstmatic Silver lake detail. Dixie Film showing frame edge, noise and "dirt."

Hipstmatic Silver lake detail. Dixie Film showing frame edge, noise and “dirt.”

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UPDATE 01: The Abbie Lens has been renamed by Hipstamatic to the Mabel Lens. =M=

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Hipstamatic RetroPak Three Available For a Brief Time Today! UPDATE http://lifeinlofi.com/2013/03/05/hipstamatic-releases-retropak-three-includes-the-nike-lens-and-films/ http://lifeinlofi.com/2013/03/05/hipstamatic-releases-retropak-three-includes-the-nike-lens-and-films/#comments Tue, 05 Mar 2013 19:57:37 +0000 http://lifeinlofi.com/?p=21938 Hipstamatic have just released the new RetroPak Three, featuring four classic lenses and eight films, including the long-awaited re-release of the Nike NSW Always On FreePak.

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RetroPak Three includes might include the Nike NSW Always On Lens and Films


UPDATE 01: If you weren’t able to grab today’s tease of RetroPak Three, you may have missed your chance for the time being. A “prerelease” of RetroPak Three was inadvertently made available to a small number of users for a short time today. Skip past the jump for more info and an update on the release of this RetroPak. =M=

SXSW in Austin, Texas always means something good from the Haus of Hipstamatic. For 2013, they’ve just released the new RetroPak Three for Hipstamatic, featuring four classic lenses and eight films, including the long-awaited re-release of the Nike NSW Always On FreePak. >>>

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UPDATE 01: Many users reported that they were unable to see or download RetroPak Three today. I spoke with Molli Sullivan from Hipstamatic who told me that this “was definitely just a hiccup server-side with Apple and we’re looking into it.” Something is definitely coming from Hipstamatic for everyone. Hopefully, you were one of the lucky ones who were able to grab this re-release early. =M=

Originally released in July of 2011, the last time the NSW FreePak was re-released was in late December, 2011. Despite the release of the two previous RetroPaks, this pak has not been included until now.

It features the AO/BW and AO/DLX films, two excellent black & white films with rich saturation, subtle “grain” and high contrast. The pak also included the Hornbecker lens. The pak was originally created in collaboration with Nike Photographer, Chris Hornbecker. It’s the most anticipated release of any Hipstamatic pak to date.

Here’s everything that’s in the new RetroPak Three, including four classic lenses and eight films from the NSW Always On FreePak, W Mag FreePak, Gangster Squad FreePak, Made In America FreePak, and the Rock The Vote FreePak.

Lenses

Hornbecker
Wonder
Americana
GSQUAD

Films

AO/BW
AO/DLX
W40
Blanko Freedom 13
US1776
GS-0
RTV
RTV Shout!

The RetroPaks are only available for a limited time. Here’s your chance to complete your Hipstamatic lens and film collection. Unfortunately, none of the great Hipstamatic cases are included in this re-release.

The Nike NSW Always On FreePak re-rerelease alone makes this one worth the purchase. Grab this quickly.

RetroPak Three was available today as a $1.99 in-app purchase. Check your in-app Hipstamart as the pak propagates down through the internet. If this pak returns, it’s worth two bucks for the great Nike pak alone.

If you don’t already have Hipstamatic, the basic app is $1.99 in the App Store. 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.

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Hat tip to Hipstafiend Kim Martino for the heads up on this one.

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IncrediBooth Outside the Booth, by Fiona Christian http://lifeinlofi.com/2013/01/21/incredibooth-outside-the-booth-fiona-christian/ http://lifeinlofi.com/2013/01/21/incredibooth-outside-the-booth-fiona-christian/#comments Mon, 21 Jan 2013 18:17:20 +0000 http://lifeinlofi.com/?p=20932 The rapid-fire, four image strip was designed for facial portraiture. However, for photographers who think outside the booth, some forethought can produce interesting results.

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It’s no secret that I love anything Hipstamatic, including the sibling apps SwankoLab and IncrediBooth. iPhoneographer Fiona Christian recently posted a great tutorial on the Hipstamatic New England Facebook Page as part of the ongoing HIPSTACLASS. In it, she gives a short tutorial on using the photo booth app IncrediBooth to create some very cool and unexpected photos. She’s allowed us to repost it here. Keep reading for more. =M= >>>

HIPSTACLASS 008 – INCREDIBOOTH

005 – SHOOTING TECHNIQUE: The rapid-fire, four image strip was designed for facial portraiture. However, for photographers who think outside the booth, some forethought can produce interesting results. Image order begins from the top of the strip to the bottom, or if you hold the camera sideways, from left to right.

There are some challenges to filming a perfect strip. If you leap from one subject to another, the device may want to auto-focus. The interval between exposures is short; the user may need to practice their timing from leap to leap.

Finally, there have been some bugs observed. First, the device’s camera may freeze, recording an image mid-leap even though the next image had been properly framed by the next exposure. Second, taking multiple strips in rapid succession may create a ‘runaway booth’, where the camera doesn’t stop after four images. This is particularly a problem in the Haus O Haunt and Holidaze Booths.

Random Subjects
From an IncrediBooth in West Sussex UK, United Kingdom
Booth: Incredible Cowboy
Lens: Alfie K
Photo by Fiona Christian

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IncrediBooth is $0.99 and features in-app purchases that are similar to Hipstamatic’s. It’s a Universal app that will run great on both iPhone and iPad. 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 4.2 or later.

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Fiona Christian Her working career has included such diverse occupations as Photographic Assistant, Graphic Artist, Exhibition Florist, Gilder & Frame Maker and Interior Decorator. Her work has recently been selected to hang in exhibitions as far afield as Las Vegas and Atlanta and has been regularly accepted on the prestigious iPhone art website, P1xels The Art of the iPhone. Her work can be seen on her website, fionachristianiphoneography.com.

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New Hipstamatic Update and Tintype SnapPak Out Now! http://lifeinlofi.com/2012/12/20/new-hipstamatic-update-and-tintype-snappak-out-now/ http://lifeinlofi.com/2012/12/20/new-hipstamatic-update-and-tintype-snappak-out-now/#comments Thu, 20 Dec 2012 18:13:07 +0000 http://lifeinlofi.com/?p=20060 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.

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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.

 

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Just the new Tinto 1848 Lens.

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.

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Tintype SnapPak D-Type samples

 

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Tintype SnapPak C-Type samples

 

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The new Tinto 1848 lens

 

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Big tip of the hat to reader Miki Ballard who gave me the heads up on this one today.

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Snap Magazine by Hipstamatic is Now Available for iPhone and Web Browsers http://lifeinlofi.com/2012/11/26/snap-magazine-by-hipstamatic-is-now-available-for-iphone-and-web-browsers/ http://lifeinlofi.com/2012/11/26/snap-magazine-by-hipstamatic-is-now-available-for-iphone-and-web-browsers/#comments Mon, 26 Nov 2012 17:29:07 +0000 http://lifeinlofi.com/?p=19384 Hipstamatic is bringing its popular, free iPad magazine, Snap, to iPhone and Web users. Anyone with an iPhone can now download the Snap magazine app, and every issue is available to read in its entirety at Snapm.ag.

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Snap Magazine is a beautifully designed publication from the creators of Hipstamatic. More than just a promo piece for their line of apps, Snap Magazine has great content as well and is a very visual piece. The photography is often stunning and, of course, filled with images shot with Hipstamatic. Hipstamatic’s roots as a graphic design studio are very apparent in each issue.

Up till now, Snap has only been available for iPad. It’s now available on iPhone and in your web browser as well, and includes sharing to social networks and zooming.

The full press release follows the jump. Snap Magazine is a free download.

Hipstamatic Brings its iPad Magazine, Snap, to the iPhone and Web

 

Hipstamatic Answers Community Demand by Extending Presence of Magazine;
Adds New Features Including Sharing to Social Networks

November 26, 2012—Today, Hipstamatic is bringing its popular, free iPad magazine, Snap, to iPhone and Web users. Anyone with an iPhone can now download the Snap magazine app, and every issue is available to read in its entirety at Snapm.ag. The Snap iPhone and iPad magazine apps include sharing to Twitter and Facebook, and  Snapm.ag features sharing to Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

“We’re really excited about how our community has embraced Snap,” said Lucas Buick, CEO and co-founder, Hipstamatic. “Bringing Snap to iPhone users, as well as everyone on the Web, means more people see how talented our Hipstamatic community is, and the incredible moments being captured. The creativity of our community continues to floor me every day.”

Snap, which is currently being featured in Apple’s latest iPad billboard campaigns around the world, was launched earlier this year and is a free magazine exploring artists, trends and tastemakers that span industries and mediums, continents and languages, philosophies and backgrounds. Snap is packed with passionate content, and provides Hipstamatic users with an opportunity to have their work featured in a beautiful, cohesive format. The full list of updated features includes:

Snap for iPhone and iPad
Support for zooming
Share your favorite articles to Facebook, Twitter, or via Email/SMS (requires iOS 6)
Archive issues via tap-and-hold
Page flipping performance improvements

Snap for Web
New website where each issue can be read in its entirety
Easy sharing to Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest

Snap’s latest issue, the “Wrap Up” issue, is out now on iPad, iPhone and the Web.

About Snap

With inspiring photography and compelling editorial, Snap is a vibrant way of life. The trends, artists, and tastemakers within its pages span industries and mediums, continents and languages, philosophies and backgrounds. Snap showcases the driving forces behind global culture, and explores provocative new ways to interpret the beauty around us.

About Hipstamatic

Hipstamatic is a photography company aiming to inspire the world to live more beautifully and creatively. Through a variety of offerings, including Hipstamatic, IncrediBooth, SwankoLab for iPhone, and Snap magazine, Hipstamatic encourages its community to tap into their inner artists and use photography as a gateway back to creativity.

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Gangster Squad FreePak Now Available in Hipstamatic! (UPDATE) http://lifeinlofi.com/2012/11/20/gangster-squad-freepak-now-available-in-hipstamatic/ http://lifeinlofi.com/2012/11/20/gangster-squad-freepak-now-available-in-hipstamatic/#comments Tue, 20 Nov 2012 12:15:04 +0000 http://lifeinlofi.com/?p=19221 Hipstamatic has released another movie tie-in FreePak today. The Gangster Squad FreePak is available as a free in-app download now.

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Hipstamatic has released another movie tie-in FreePak today. The Gangster Squad FreePak is available as a free in-app download now. It shoots photos inspired by the aesthetic of Gangster Squad, the forthcoming movie set in the 1940s, starring Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling, and Sean Penn as notorious mobster Mickey Cohen, with Nick Nolte and Emma Stone.

It’s available for a limited time. You’ve probably already started your download by now, but if you want to see more details, click past the jump. >>>

The new FreePak comes with a new lens, film and case:

  • Gsquad Lens: produces vibrant tones with an antique feel
  • GS-0 Film: this carefully cropped circular film on warm paper adds a unique emphasis to prints
  • Gangster Deco Camera Case: virtual stainless steel case with art deco leather grip.

Even with the film branding, I think the case looks pretty cool. With a faux-metal case and leather-looking trim, it adds the aesthetic of an old 1930′s-40′s film camera. The non-functioning shutter speed adjustments on the lens barrel are a nice touch.

I like the new film and think it’s one of the better ones that Hipstamatic have released in a while. The film adds an old-looking overall yellow cast, making the image feel slightly faded and warm. This new lens reminds me of the limited edition Tejas lens (which I still use often) except with less red.

The new film has a circular frame. I’m not a huge fan of circular frames, but at least the GS-O Film has softer edges than is often found in other apps that add a circular frame.

The new case will be fun. I like how Hipstamatic sometimes break away from the late 70′s plastic mould (sorry… pun intended) and give us some really neat period cases.

Hipstamatic’s Gangster Squad FreePak is available in-app now for a limited time — only until December 5th, so grab it fast. There’s more to this update that we can’t talk about until later today, so check back.

UPDATE 1: Gangster Squad and Hipstamatic Photo Contest

Warner Bros. Pictures and Hipstamatic will host a photo contest to drive excitement for the Gangster Squad FreePak and movie. Beginning today and running for six weeks, Hipstamatic users can download the FreePak, snap photos, and enter a contest from directly within the Hipstamatic app. Photo submissions will be judged by director Ruben Fleischer, and one winner will receive a Canon D Mark III.

UPDATE 2: RetroPaks 1 and 2 are available again for Thanksgiving weekend

Hipstamatic have again opened the vaults. Both RetroPaks are available now for a limited time as an in-app purchase in Hipstamatic. This is a good opportunity to get caught up on most of the previous yet now-deleted Hipsta films, flashes and lenses.

If you don’t already have it, Hipstamatic is $1.99 for the base configuration. Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation), iPad 2 Wi-Fi, iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G, iPad (3rd generation) and iPad Wi-Fi + 4G. Requires iOS 5.0 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

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Hipstamatic 260 released with a bunch of new features! http://lifeinlofi.com/2012/10/04/hipstamatic-260-released-with-a-bunch-of-new-features/ http://lifeinlofi.com/2012/10/04/hipstamatic-260-released-with-a-bunch-of-new-features/#comments Fri, 05 Oct 2012 00:31:12 +0000 http://lifeinlofi.com/?p=19095 The Hipstamatic 260 update was released today -- soon, as promised. It's more than just a bug fix update. The 260 comes with several cool new features in addition to "Bug fixes and performance improvements", including the new Rock The Vote FreePak.

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Hipstamatic 235 iPhoneSeveral days ago, we found out that iOS 6 and the iPhone 5 broke Hipstamatic. A new update was promised soon. The Hipstamatic 260 update was released today — soon, as promised. It’s more than just a bug fix update. The 260 comes with several cool new features in addition to “Bug fixes and performance improvements”, including the new Rock The Vote FreePak.

Most importantly (and not specifically mentioned in the App Store description), the bug introduced with Hipstamatic on the iPhone 5 has been fixed. Hipstamatic once again saves images up to 2448×2448 pixels.

The 260 update is now iPhone 5 optimized. The revised user interface fills the larger screen of the 5 quite nicely. Not in the App Store description, but the new UI also has a slightly larger and more square viewfinder. Hipstamatic has never been about precise onscreen framing, but the new, larger viewfinder should offer a tiny improvement while still maintaining the point-and-shoot spirit of the app.

The flash button has been improved as well and works more intuitively. The neutral position is now centered. A jog to the left arms the app’s software flash. A jog to the right arms the iPhone’s hardware flash (on equipped devices).

Hipstamatic 260 comes with a new “Rock The Vote” FreePak, which I strongly suspect will only be available for a limited time. The pak comes with two new films and a new case. The RTV Film adds boldness and saturation along with a hand-drawn style frame. The RTV Shout! Film adds callouts to the print, such as “We will be counted” and “We will vote”. The callouts are randomized. RTV Shout is a novelty film that may find its way out of mothballs every couple of years or so. The bold look of RTV isn’t outstanding, but the frame is an interesting addition to the Hipstamatic camera bag.

Hipstamtic 260 comes with a new Multiple Exposure kit for $0.99 in-app purchase. It adds a new slider to the back of the Hipstamatic case and enables you to layer two exposures in Hipstamatic. The feature is easy to use. You can re-enable the slider to add even more exposures.

Prints and Stacks view has been revamped with support for portrait as well as landscape orientations (requires iOS 6).

One other undocumented addition…. Hipstamatic 260 requires iOS 5.0 or newer and no longer supports iOS 4.x or older.

A lot of us would have been happy with a Hipstamatic update that simply fixed the iPhone 5 issues. Instead, they released what I consider to be a good update with plenty of new, well-done features.

If you just got a new iPhone 5 from another brand of smartphone, I highly recommend Hipstamatic. It’s got a unique set of effects that no other app has matched. It also has great Instagram integration.

Hipstamatic is $1.99 for the base configuration. Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation), iPad 2 Wi-Fi, iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G, iPad (3rd generation) and iPad Wi-Fi + 4G. Requires iOS 5.0 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

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Hipstamatic RTV Shout Film (sorry for the black T-Shirt)

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Fix for Hipstamatic and iPhone 5 is coming soon http://lifeinlofi.com/2012/09/24/fix-for-hipstamatic-and-iphone-5-is-coming-soon/ http://lifeinlofi.com/2012/09/24/fix-for-hipstamatic-and-iphone-5-is-coming-soon/#comments Mon, 24 Sep 2012 13:54:03 +0000 http://lifeinlofi.com/?p=18977 Users are reporting that the 5 breaks the popular Hipstamatic app. On opening, the app now only has two resolution settings and High only saves at 1200x1200.

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While overall the experience with the iPhone 5 is a trouble-free upgrade, users are reporting that the 5 breaks Hipstamatic 256. When opening on your new iPhone 5, the popular app now only has two resolution settings and High only saves at 1200×1200. There’s no middle position.

This appears to be an iPhone 5 issue and not an iOS 6 issue as everything works fine on my iPhone 4.

According to AllanB, Hipstamatic’s Community Support Ambassador, ‘The fix is happening as fast as possible. The team was made aware of this as soon as it was reported and they’re going to get it resolved ASAP.”

This happened with last year’s iPhone 4S launch as well and a fix was released pretty quickly. In the mean time, enjoy the genuinely retro Hipstamatic experience. It seems the iPhone 5 turns the Hipstamatic 256 into an experience similar to the original Hipstamatic 100. With a much better camera, of course….

Watch this space. We’ll keep you alerted when the new update goes live.

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Big thanks to Miki Ballard for the heads up on this one.

 

 

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Fantabria Magical Warm to return in a SwankoLab update http://lifeinlofi.com/2012/09/06/fantabria-warm-to-return-to-swankolab/ http://lifeinlofi.com/2012/09/06/fantabria-warm-to-return-to-swankolab/#comments Thu, 06 Sep 2012 22:39:44 +0000 http://lifeinlofi.com/?p=18459 When SwankoLab update was released this week, many users also noticed that Fantabra Warm had gone missing. Many questioned if this was by design or a glitch. I just heard from the app's developer, Hipstamatic. Turns out it was a glitch.

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SwankoLab from HipstamaticWhen Hipstamatic Company’s SwankoLab update was released this week, it added several new “chemical” effects and features to the app. Many users also noticed that Fantabra Warm, one of the more popular effects from the previous versions, had gone missing. Many questioned if this was by design or a glitch.

I just heard from the app’s developer, Hipstamatic. Turns out it was a glitch.

Molli Sullivan from Hipstamatic says, “We noticed there’s been a lot of chatter about the Fantabra Warm chemical being missing. There is a small glitch, but we promise to fix it.”

Molli goes on to say that it should be fixed fairly soon, most likely within a month, if not sooner. She also says that there is another update planned for next month with more chemicals.

I’m really liking the new SwankoLab update. If you don’t have it yet, it’s $1.99 in the App Store. Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 5.0 or later.

SwankoLab - Hipstamatic, LLC

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Photo App Review: SwankoLab finally gets an update! http://lifeinlofi.com/2012/09/05/photo-app-review-swankolab-finally-gets-an-update/ http://lifeinlofi.com/2012/09/05/photo-app-review-swankolab-finally-gets-an-update/#comments Wed, 05 Sep 2012 21:24:41 +0000 http://lifeinlofi.com/?p=18401 The new SwankoLab update is late, but it's a good one. More importantly, it points to future updates, improvements and new features at a more rapid pace than we've seen previously with the app. I'm glad SwankoLab is back and updated. Uncle Stu has been busy cookin'. Here's hoping he's got a few more surprises for us.

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SwankoLab
Version reviewed: 1.3
Price: $1.99

Rating 4 stars. It's very good!

SwankoLabBottom Line: I like it a lot. New features and tweaks make this update a good one. It’s stable and brings the app up to spec with the latest iOS devices.

It’s been over 100 weeks between updates. That’s two Super Bowls. The new SwankoLab update is finally here.

There are several new filters — chemicals in SwankoSpeak, stability updates. It’s an excellent dot oh update. More importantly, it shows Hipstamatic Company’s renewed commitment to the app. Read on for all the info on the update, including a few things not in the App Store description. >>>

SwankloLab is Hipstamatic Company’s “handheld darkroom kit” for your iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. It features a darkroom-type user interface, complete with “developer”, “fix”, and other “chemistry.” It’s possible to get many of Hipstamatic’s early effects using SwankoLab.

SwankoLab gets four new effects in the Chemical Lab. Rockin’ Robin Color Booster really jacks up color saturation and contrast. Haze adds a little soft focus around the edges of the frame. Insty-Tex Cool adds a random hotspot in the center of the image while slightly enhancing the saturation around the edges. Queen’s Vignette – Black adds a very subtle vignette around the frame edges. If you already have Uncle Stu’s Supply Catalog, you’ll be happy with the new effects.

Swankolab screen shots

SwankLab sreenshots, indication the tap-and-hold preview (right)

Effects are much easier to preview. Combined effects now preview onscreen. You can also tap-and-hold to preview a chemical before pouring it. Both features are great in that they take a lot of the guesswork out of using the app and make applying the effects less random. You can still save and name your favorite “chemical” combinations for later use — always a great feature of this app.

The quality of the effects is still classic Hipstamatic-great. I love the look and quality of the effects rendered with both apps. The looks of the new effects fit right in with the old ones. In fact, the new chemicals show up in their logical sequence in the chemical rack, not chronologically tacked to the end of it.

SwankoLab now supports the full 8 MP resolution of the iPhone 4S and does so without presenting the warning screen the previous version did. In my tests, image after image processed without a hitch. The app was very stable for me. Unfortunately, it still does not support most EXIF data and it strips Geotag location data from an image.

SwankoLab has a new Hipstamatic-style shopping cart. Previously, the effects were under one listing for Uncle Stu’s Supply Catalog. In the new version, they are still all available for $1.99, but now each add-on effect has its own listing in the shopping cart.

In addition to importing images, SwankoLab now let you capture images in app with Apple’s camera APIs.

Finally, SwankoLab now requires iOS 5.0 or newer. Owners of older iPhones still running iOS 4 are out of luck on this update.

The new shopping cart contains several items that are marked “Coming Soon”. I’m excited that Hipstamatic are developing SwankoLab again. I’m more excited about the clues that indicate it’ll be a lot sooner than 100 weeks before our next update.

One of the biggest complaints I hear about Hipstamatic is its lack of ability to import images to process with its great, unique effects. SwankoLab goes a long way to address that issue and with its mix of chemicals actually gives you greater control, variation and possibilities than Hipstamatic can.

The new SwankoLab update is late, but it’s a good one. More importantly, it points to future updates, improvements and new features at a more rapid pace than we’ve seen previously with the app. I’m glad SwankoLab is back and updated. Uncle Stu has been busy cookin’. Here’s hoping he’s got a few more surprises for us.

SwankoLab is $1.99 for the stock version. Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 5.0 or later.

SwankoLab - Hipstamatic, LLC

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