3.5 star rating

Hipstamatic Review

Pros: Lets you experiment with lens and film combinations;
Cons: No photo timer can't use the front camera more lenses and films cost extra
The Verdict: If vintage isn't hipster enough, Hipstamatic sends images back to the classy low-fi days.



Just because we're in a digital age doesn't mean there isn't nostalgia for analog images. Hipstamatic simulates the effects of one of the best low-fi cameras out there, the well-worn Holga. The app presents you with a choice of film stocks and lenses that you can mix and match to dress up any digital photo.

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After the print "develops," you can post it to Facebook, Flickr, Tumblr, or Twitter from within the app. There's even a printing service that can deliver physical pictures to your doorstep. The app is so good that a New York Times photographer once used Hipstamatic to take an award-winning photograph.

Unfortunately, there are a few limitations. Hipstamatic doesn't have a photo timer, and you can't use the front camera to take pictures.

The only other downside is having to pay $1.99. For that price, you get four lenses and three stock films. You'll have to resort to in-app purchases--$0.99 for each hipstapak--to beef up your arsenal.

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