Ian F. Hunt

Cinematographer and Filmmaker


Photoscape – Hipstamatic on the PC

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Hipstamatic on the PC

I’ve been a fan of the Hipstamatic photography App on the iPhone since it was first introduced and at the same time feeling left out of the fun because I did not at the time own an iPhone.

A bit of research on the Internet for Hipstamatic style image editing software, plugins and Apps I came across a number of references in Forums for an App called Photoscape. (See link to download at the bottom of the page)

Hipstamatic on the PC – In just a few minutes of downloading Photoscape I was cropping photos using the 1:1 setting creating that square photo look and then letting my imagination run wild using the Filters, Saturation, Brightness and Contrast to get that Hipstamatic look. The final touch was adding a frame from the huge list on offer to give a retro or vintage look.

Hipstamatic Look

For the picture of the boat which I think is a close approximation of the Hipstamatic Look I used the following settings:-

  1. Crop picture using the 1:1 setting which I then resized as 800 x 800 pixels for the internet.
  2. Using the ‘Bright Color’ tool I set the Hue to be +45, contrast to +100, darken to +80, saturation to +100 and finally ticked the grey tone option.
  3. I then added the Cali05 frame
  4. Finally I added backlight selecting the +200 setting which I applied twice.

Hipstamatic on the PC – It’s FREEPhotoscape App Choices

What’s really great, is that for absolutely no outlay you can still have all this fun editing your photographs because Photoscape is absolutely FREE. Even better you also do not have to own or buy a iPhone (any camera or camera phone will do) to be up and running producing your own Hipstamatic styled photos in minutes.

The only problem I have now is being able to stop myself from going back through my old photos and giving them the Hipstamatic look. On the other hand it does breathe life back into old forgotten photographs.

Photoscape can be downloaded from CNET (download.com) or Brothersoft alternatively  click this link Photoscape to go directly to Photoscape’s homepage.

Hipstamatic on the PC – Another BonusMontage using Photoscape's Page Tool

I almost forgot to mention that Photoscape offers other features including Screen Capture, Animation among many others but one feature which I will look at in more depth in another post is Page, what this does is allow you to combine/position multiple images onto a page (Montage).  My idea for this would be to create a Photo Album which you could then printout into maybe a book format – ideal for artists needing to produce a portfolio of work for a potential customer?

I’ve added a Gallery of the images that I’ve produced using the Photoscape App, which I’m adding to on an almost daily basis – so watch this space for updates.

  • Gallery

    1 19 31 32 Video Projections onto Cubes using Modul8 RAF Hendon Sopwith Camel RAF Hendon Sopwith Camel Bournemouth Pier in Miniature 360 Degree Bournemouth Beach church cm-10 cm-12 cm-21 cm-23 cm-24 cm-49 cm-55 cm-63 cm-7 studio8 studio9 cubes2 Green Screen Video Shoot Twin Sails Bridge Poole - Canon 60D Photo 14 Twin Sails Bridge Poole - Canon 60D Photo 20 mod-5804 photo3-1 photo3-7 portrait-framed pv6 Alexsandra in the Sound Booth Sound Test Subject 2 Sound Test Subject 4 OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Steam Engine stedicam3 studio1 studio11 studio4 studio6 - Ophelia Project studio9 Sunderland at RAF Hendon theatre2 Toby sleeps Twin Sails Bridge Poole - Photo 11 Twin Sails Bridge Poole - Photo 12 Twin Sails Bridge Poole - Photo 13 Twin Sails Bridge Poole - Photo 3 Twin Sails Bridge Poole - Photo 8 Watch Stripe Overlay

5 Responses to Photoscape – Hipstamatic on the PC

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  2. em says:


    What filter did you use for picture no. 53? Looks like Instagram pic :)Thanks …

  3. admin says:

    Hi not sure which picture is 53 as the gallery randomises the pics on each load but there’s no Hipstomatic pics in this gallery. It’s either created using Photoscape or it’s from my iPhone using the Camera+ App which I can recommend. Cheers Ian

  4. admin says:

    Thanks robert I’ll have a try myself at the animation features, which I will post up here soon.

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