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Introducing Editing Darkroom on Hipstamatic X-6

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Today we are launching a new set of editing tools in Hipstamatic X-6, available to all members. This is an exciting moment for the X product. It’s the best parts of all the editing products we’ve released over the past decade, simplified and amplified. From Swankolab to Oggl to 300, all the best stuff is now in X. And this is just the beginning– the new architecture in X allows us to build, test, and release new tools faster. Now your entire photo library can take a dip in the retro inspired pool!

A Powerful New UI

Inspired by our limited DJ skills from the 90s software Winamp, we borrowed vertical sliders instead of the established horizontal controls seen in most popular editing apps. While it does take a little more vertical screen space, the overall feel and speed gains made up for it (we tested many different UI options for the feature). The end result is a familiar yet new layout and we think it allows for a lot of exciting tools we hope to release in the coming months. While Hipstamatic X Editing Darkroom isn’t going to replace most professional grade editing tools, its power, speed, and attention to retro quirky film inspired styling is undeniable. …

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Artwork from an app, Eazy that was never published.

An honest look at the decade-long history of Hipstamatic and our relaunch as a subscription-based product

To catch up, here’s the tldr; on Hipstamatic’s history. Hipstamatic debuted at the end of 2009; it was deemed the best thing since sliced bread. Then Instagram happened. Now we are relaunching the brand, 10 years later.

A Brief History of Hipstamatic

In 2009 the app debuts from our tiny studio in St. …

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We’re really excited to launch our first version of Spinlist today, free in the App Store. Spinlist makes playing & sharing music fast, simple, & painless.

When we sat to start designing our product, we looked at digital music and realized very few exciting things had happened in the last 10 years. We’re setting out to change that, and this release is our first step along the way.

A few of the problems with music we heard from users that we tried to solve:

  1. “I have every song, but never know what to listen to” Even though the song library count on streaming services keeps going up, most services try to force their curators tastes on you or use linear algorithms. We set out to change this by building AI-driven bots take can learn over time, not just about your musical taste, but also when and where you like to listen to certain things. …


Lucas Allen Buick

En·tre·pre·neur. Self-taught Polymath. Believer in Tomorrow. Founder @Hipstamatic. VC @SomedayCapital

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