Hipstamatic has released a Tintype SnapPak that takes the retro mobilography fad to a new level of old school.
The in-app add-on includes the Tinto 1884 Lens, the D-Type Plate Film and C-Type Plate Film for $0.99.
The new lens was created to replicate the shallow depth of field of the metal photographic prints made popular in the 19th century. Hipstamatic co-founder Ryan Dorshorst also shared on the company's blog today that his developers used iOS’s face detection technology to ensure the final look emphasizes a subject's face and eyes.
Both films were also inspired by the photographic technology of the 1800s, with the D-Type producing a textured black & white image, and the C-Type creating a hand-painted cyanotype look.
Hipstamatic warns the Tintype process will take longer to "develop," and that the latest version of the Hipstamatic app is required to download it.
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