Hipstamatic lets rectangles be hip, too

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An expansive update by Hipstamatic gives iPhone shooters a broader range of controls and takes advantage of the new features on the iPhone 6s.
An expansive update by Hipstamatic gives iPhone shooters a broader range of controls and takes advantage of the new features on the iPhone 6s.
Photo: Hipstamatic

Hipstamatic, the go-to photo app for discerning iPhone photographers, rolled out an expansive update today that lets hipness venture outside the square.

In conjunction with the availability of the new iPhone 6s and its 12-megapixel camera, Hipstamatic 300 is free for a limited time and features a ProMode for greater control, a darkroom suite with a range of editing tools, multiple formats rather than just a square frame and syncing to your iOS Photo Library.

The app has a new interface, but Hipstamatic still supports ClassicMode with an analog camera screen.
The app has a new interface, but Hipstamatic still supports ClassicMode with an analog camera screen.
Photo: Hipstamatic

The update lets the user work with the full resolution and takes advantage of the 3D Touch on the iPhone 6s. Press lightly on an image in the photo library to peek at the large versions of the photo, then press harder to pop the image directly into editing mode.

Hipstamatic will still support the original ClassicMode, which made it one of the top apps in the iTunes store since it arrived on the scene six years ago. Before Instagram, Hipstamatic introduced the iPhone shooter to square photos with vintage filters.

The ProMode features controls for manual focus, white balance, exposure, shutter speed, ISO and aspect ratio (in other words, pick a rectangle if you like).

In Darkroom, there are more than 20 adjustment tools and a dozen signature presets. A user can add grain, vignettes, change depth of field, adjust color, tonality, clarity and exposure.

Hipstamatic 300 is available in iTunes.