The Wonderful World of Hipstamatic

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There are many cameras inside your iPhone but none as consistently popular with iPhone photographers as Hipstamatic (Synthetic Corp.; $1.99). Hipstamatic is a phenomenon—an iPhone camera known for the idiosyncratic, retro look of the photos generated by its selection of fake lenses and films. The app turns iPhone photography into an activity that’s partly a game and partly a hipster’s fantasy about the cameras of yesteryear. When you open the Hipstamatic app, you’re not just taking a photo; you’re making a statement about what’s cool and wonderful about the world. It’s something like slipping an old-fashioned camera ...

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