Turn the selfie into an classic portrait
Most iOS photo enthusiests are familiar with Hipstamatic's first, eponymously named and most well-known app, which is designed to give a fun, vintage feel to photos taken with the iPad or iPhone. Recently, the company released TinType, their fourth app available for iOS. This time, they've taken aim at modifying the selfie.
Instagram to let Hipstamatic send to Instagram
Instagram and Hipstamatic together outlined a deal on Wednesday that will see Instagram take photos from an outside service for the first time. Hipstamatic users will soon have the option of sending photos to Instagram along with other services, the mobile app developers told Fast Company. The only clue as to the outside source in Instagram will be a "taken with Hipstamatic" tagline and link below the resulting shot.
NPD sees smartphones leading in photography
Smartphones are now responsible for more than a quarter of the photos and videos people take in the US, new NPD studies suggest. About 27 percent of shots taken in 2011 came from a smartphone, whether it was an iPhone, Android, or other device. Dedicated cameras, meanwhile, dropped from 52 percent down to 44.
Hipstamatic hints big update next week
Hipstamatic on Monday sent out teasers for a special event on December 13. The company gave few clues, but he did hint at either a change to the app or a new app altogether through showing the "next trend in mobile photography." The startup would be "making analog digital... again," it said.