Hipstamatic 300 – The Library

By on September 25, 2015

This complete overhaul of the application has been the perfect opportunity for Hipstamatic to rethink the library and therefore the management of your photos. As with all the other sections, it now offers a number of advantages, all of which are presented in a beautiful new design concept. You can access your library in Classic, as well as in Pro Mode.


The menu can be accessed at the top of the screen: the icon on the left (6) allows you to go back one step and the one on the right (7) leads you to the Store. In the middle, the 5 dots give you access to 5 different sections:


2. All Photos

This is where you’ll find all your pictures. You can edit your pictures just by touching the icon, which will redirect you to the "The Editing Suite".

That said, there is a shortcut you can use to create a combo or copy a particular effect: hold your finger down on the photo and a menu will appear with 3 choices:


Copy Effect: you can copy a combo, including all parameters of that picture: its format and all modifications you applied to it.

Paste Effect: you paste the above combo (including all its parameters) into the current picture.

Save Preset: this is a shortcut to create a combo/favorite.

1. Albums

The 5 first options (in light grey on the picture) are all Hipstamatic’s own and will lead you back to the same sections as the 5 dots at the top of the screen: "All Photos" (2nd dot), "Shot with Hipstamatic", "Favorites" (3), "Edited" (4) and "Shared" (5). The other albums (in black) are the ones in your iPhone library.


3. Favorites

In order to label one of your pictures as a favorite, you just need to click on the "heart"-icon or double-click a picture; this picture will be added to your favorites album.

You also have the possibility to copy/paste effects or create a combo. The same principle applies: hold down your finger on the picture preview. Simple and effective!


4. Edited

Each picture you edit, in whichever way possible, will be added to this section. The pictures are organized from top to bottom; those at the top being the most recent.


5. Shared

Pictures should be shared, and this is the nerve center for all pictures you publish on social media. By touching the preview of the picture, you are redirected to the "edit" section.

By touching the icon on the bottom left-hand corner of the preview (in this case, "137"), you can gather all the information about this particular picture, as well as all social media information about it.



In this case, the picture was shared on Facebook, Oggl and Twitter. On Facebook, it got 117 likes and 6 comments.  You can even read the comments at the bottom of the screen and view it on Facebook.


By touching the yellow part of the circle around the preview, you can access the information about the Oggl share. And the same goes for the Twitter icon.


For the purposes of this tutorial, the number 137 recaps all the activities on all social media: 117 likes and 6 comments on Facebook, 10 likes on Oggl, etc.


Touch the cursor at the top of the screen ("Photo") and you get to see the picture’s ID: date and time of the shoot, the combo, the different technical parameters of the iPhone, as well as your whereabouts.

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  1. Fabio Mecarelli

    September 26, 2015 at 11:44 pm

    In Albums screen I have “Prints Hipstmatic 200”. I can’t save all pics take by hipstamatic 200; i can save one pic at a time!! Can I do differently?

  2. Donna Woo

    September 29, 2015 at 4:28 am

    Hi there,
    I can’t seem to delete more than one photo at a time. In the past in the album (of the Hipstamatic app), I was able to select a whole bunch of photos then mass delete. I can’t seem to do that now and have to delete one by one (click on the photo to get the garbage bin icon then hit delete) which is a pain because I shoot mostly with Hipstamatic and deleting my photos will take practically forever. Help? Thanks!

    • ericrozen

      September 30, 2015 at 7:35 am

      I did not notice that. You are right… I found a solution: you can delete the photos directly in the iPhone library. Is it working for you?

  3. Lyn Davies

    September 30, 2015 at 12:28 am

    Same problem here. The development team have given us a wide range of new toys to play with, but it is a pain in the neck to tidy up once you have finished. It is vital to be able to delete Hipstamatic pics as they are real memory hoggers.

    • ericrozen

      September 30, 2015 at 7:30 am

      Sorry for this problem, I have sent your comment to Hipstamatic.

    • ericrozen

      September 30, 2015 at 7:36 am

      A solution: delete the photos directly in the Photos app/iPhone library.

      • Mel

        October 16, 2015 at 7:46 pm

        Deleting the photos directly in the Photos app/iPhone library does not delete them locally from the Hipstamatic 200 Library and uses up lots of memory and no way to delete multiple photos from this album. What a pain

  4. Helena Turinski

    September 30, 2015 at 7:27 am

    How infuriating to find that the default setting for saving Hipstamatic images to the camera roll leaves them raw, which means the hundreds of photos I’ve taken since I upgraded do NOT save with their effects applied, or even listed in the meta data! I’m one of these people who actually enjoy the randomness of different combinations and don’t particularly want to edit. I’ve fortunately discovered how to change this default, but now how do I re-save the images to my camera roll WITH the effects applied? I can’t see anything in the tutorials here that indicate how to do so (I’ve already tried re-saving an image now that I changed the phone settings to save destructive pics, but nothing doing). Surely there is a way to do this? Please help!

  5. Marcus

    November 4, 2015 at 11:17 am

    When will Hipstamatic make batch deleting in the Hipstamatic 200 library possible? I simply refuse to delete the pictures one by one. Hipstamatic is my top disk-space hogging app on my iPhone, beating even messages and other photo apps into 2nd places.

    This is absolutely inacceptable, also seeing it has been designed on purpose to be thus. I will actively discourage people from buying the app and stop recommending it to anyone until Hipstamatic gives users the free choice on sensibly and comfortably deleting the pictures they take with their paid app.

    Please notify me once you made this possible, as I won’t be checking in daily or weekly.

  6. JB

    November 13, 2015 at 3:12 pm

    I used to have a lot of photos in my hipstamatic gallery from years ago that werent saved into my camera roll. Today i open hipstamatic and found the big update but cant find my old hipstamatic pictures?. Where did they go?. Dont tell me they were erased.

  7. inga

    November 15, 2015 at 2:11 pm

    Does anyone know if there are any plans to work on 200 Library? I have thousands of photos that need to be transferred and deleted. Can’t do it one by one.

  8. Helena

    November 15, 2015 at 11:31 pm

    I agree – I have the same problem, with over 6000 Hipstamatic 200 photos there! I wrote on the HM Facebook page on the weekend, begging them to do something about it. No response, but I hope they at least saw it and are aware of the issue!

  9. Poul

    November 29, 2015 at 12:27 pm

    Please bring back ease of use. It’s a pain in the neck to have to erase photos one at the time. Also what I really likes about Hipstamatic was that I didn’t have to do any editing after the photo was taken. You made your choices before, shot the photo and if it was good, great, if not, reshoot. Now it’s just like every other iphone photo editor.

  10. malenia

    December 28, 2015 at 6:03 pm

    agreed!! whats the status of this becoming reality?? hard to believe they put so much effort into creating an app with so many options, lens, films, photo sizes, etc, that they can’t come up with a way to make our lives easier to clean up our storage.
    if we can’t clean out old photos, WE CAN’T take ANY MORE PHOTOS. thus, this app is WORTHLESS! no one gets that???

  11. Robert

    January 4, 2016 at 8:39 pm

    you are not going to like this, but delete the app and reinstall it. i had about 4000 hipstamatic 200 photos that would not move into my all photos folder – they crashed my iphone5s 4 times trying. they took up massive space and all were already copied off phone months ago.
    good luck people.

    • malenia

      January 12, 2016 at 5:40 am

      that is exactly what i’m considering doing. I have 7400 Hipstamatic 200 photos….. totally unaware until today that that folder even EXISTED! I just thought I had lots of photos… but 7400 OLD PHOTOS??
      deleting the app is the only option, isn’t it?.

      • Helena

        January 12, 2016 at 7:51 am

        No, your other option is to delete them one by one! I know that sounds insane … but I’ve had other problems and didn’t want to risk deleting the app and starting again, so I have been deleting them bit by bit over the last few months. I’ve got 6500 down to around 2900. I just delete around 100 at a time, which maybe takes 5-10 minutes. (I know most people won’t want to do this – I guess I have loads of patience!)

    • ericrozen

      January 13, 2016 at 11:11 am

      Hello Robert, Malena, Helena,
      You have to contact the Hipstamatic’s support. You can maybe find more info on this page:

      Sorry I can’t help you

  12. Danielle

    January 12, 2016 at 7:44 pm

    I’m so confused. My Hipstamatic app is suddenly taking up so much more room on my iPhone, despite me having had a thorough clear-out of all unused lenses, films and flashes etc., as well as verifying that there are no Hipstamatic pictures saved within the Hipstamatic app itself. Any help or guidance would be much appreciated!! TIA

    • ericrozen

      January 13, 2016 at 11:08 am

      Hey Danielle
      You have to contact the Hipstamatic’s support. You can maybe find more info on this page:

      Sorry I can’t help you

  13. Diane Huntress

    January 22, 2016 at 12:49 am

    Eric – thank you for your Hipstography site which is informative and fun to look at. I appreciate your time and talent in putting this together.
    I’m am in a similar position to the commenters above. I hope the developers of this app. can update their product to keep us all engaged. I’ve noticed the build up of complaints are starting to outnumber the positives on iTunes.

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