Holiday Gift Giving Campaign

By on December 18, 2015

The new update, dubbed Hipstamatic 305 is here and apart from a few bug fixes, this new version comes with a lovely little surprise: three new films! It’s your Festive Season gift from Hipstamatic, but… be aware! It requires a little effort on your part; in fact, you will have to go looking for two of the three films. Here’s why:


So… there are three new films, Donner, Vixen and Comet, but you only get one off the bat. In order to use it, you first have to give it to a friend. Yep, that’s the Holiday spirit!! Head on over to the HipstaMart, click on "Give and Receive" and follow the instructions. As soon as you’ve sent it, it will be added to your Library.


Donner has a frame reminiscent of old postcards; Comet looks like it’s covered in raindrops and Vixen is mainly covered in geometric shapes of all sorts.


You only get one so you’ll have to go find some friends who have the others. Once you’ve found the friend who has the film you’d like, you only need to give him/her your email address and wait for him/her to send it to you.  You should then open your email on your iPhone and Bob’s your uncle! If you happen to have trouble finding one of the films, head onto our Facebook page and leave a message. In my case, I got Vixen and my friends, Kim Martino and Christine Mignon kindly gave me Donner and Comet.


Don’t forget the "Shake the iPhone"-function, because the three films do change every time. You can find more information about said function in this article.


In this particular case, Vixen offers the most suggestions as far as those changes go: circles, stars, hexagons, a deer, vertical lines… I stopped at 7, but I think there are more.


And lastly… See you on Christmas Day, there is one more surprise for those who chose to play the game! Thank you Hipsta Claus! More than enough here to brighten your end of year celebrations!

This post is also available in: French


  1. yvrk

    December 18, 2015 at 8:44 pm

    Yay, I got an “error” for Christmas! They will probably take care of it with a new update on boxing day.

  2. crafty pilbow

    December 19, 2015 at 10:05 am

    Still doesn’t process every image, and can take days, yes days, to process others (iPhone 5, IOS 9.2).

  3. Prapairin Jongphonvises

    December 19, 2015 at 10:21 am

    I still use the older version This will be a gift or not.version280.

    • bellitta

      December 27, 2015 at 1:47 am

      Right there with you! Too many bugs and changes in the new version. Nothing wrong with 280! They had to reinvent the wheel, didn’t they. So you get results like crafty pilbow…

  4. yvrk

    December 21, 2015 at 5:23 pm

    Manually entering email addresses seemed to work for me (as opposed to selecting from contacts option).

  5. Jeff

    December 29, 2015 at 8:33 pm

    Sadly, Hipstamatic is past its prime and is a bloated business model. I love the app, but they keep making it worse. Instead of speed and quality, they add all these dumb graphics and swag. These “free” films are junk. Every lens and film has a dumb name and dumb images and usability has gone down the drain. This is why open source is so much better than the Apple model.

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