Happy Holidays: Give and Receive 2017

By on December 18, 2017

It has become somewhat of a tradition at Hipstamatic to celebrate the holidays by giving gifts and this year, Hipsta Claus is gifting us no fewer than three films! Christmas has come early, folks! This years end-of-year campaign is called "Happy Holidays: Give and Receive". Hipstamatic has maintained the same principle as previous years and here are the details…


The first thing to do is update Hipstamatic on your iPhone, so head on over to the App Store. The newest version 340 offers a number of modifications in Pro Mode with, among other things, a few new interfaces. We’ll be publishing a tutorial within the next few days!

So… there are three new films: Blinken, Cupid and Dancer. You will, however, only receive one of them. To find out which one, you’ll need go into your library and select "Give Free Gifts", in the menu in the top right-hand corner. In order to actually get your present, you will have to send it to a friend first. Enter your friends email address and after that, add your name too. The film will be added to your library, once you have sent it to your friend. Giving before receiving… in true Christmas spirit!


You have a film but you’re missing 2 others… In order to get them, you’ll have to ask your friends, who do have them, to send them to you. You might end up with the ones you don’t have yet. If, however, you are having trouble finding all the films, you can head over to the Hipstography Facebook page, to the article about this Christmas give-away; find a few people who are looking for the film you received and send it to them. And leave a message stating which film(s) you still need, as well as your email address.


So much for the practical info, now let’s open our presents…  We’ll start with Blinken, which gives you the postcard effect, with a stamp in the right hand corner, a "Seasonal Greetings" and, at the bottom, the place where you took the picture. The film also has a rather pronounced texture, which you can manipulate in Pro Mode. You can also remove the frame, the stamp and the text by removing the frame.


Another tip for Blinken: in my opinion, you can get better results by applying a format that is closer to that of a real postcard, 3:2 for example. The square frame isn’t as effective, in this case.


The effects of Cupid and Dancer are also quite pronounced and … rather difficult to describe. Play around with it; you will, most likely, have to modify the intensity of the film.


As was the case in 2015 and 2016, rendez-vous on Christmas Day… there is one more surprise in store for those playing along. Thank you Hipsta Claus!! Merry Matic & Hipsta New Year!


This post is also available in: French


  1. yaksox

    December 19, 2017 at 5:42 am

    Hi, I have the Dancer film but not Cupid or Blinken. If anyone could send one of those to yaksox@gmail.com I’d appreciate it and can reciprocate if necessary.
    I tried posting at the hipstography facebook but it feels like there’s a whole lot of receiving going on but not much giving.

    • Mike (@ekim305)

      December 25, 2017 at 7:54 pm

      Happy Holidays…Sent you Cupid. Would you send me Dancer. Thank you and enjoy fellow Hipstaphotog

  2. alexandrerogier

    December 20, 2017 at 1:14 pm

    Hi everyone ! I have Blinken film and am looking for someone to offer that film. You have other films ? I want them too !!!! I would be pleased to help anyone ! My email is alexandrerogier(at)icloud.com

    • Q. Q. Kachoo

      December 24, 2017 at 9:15 pm

      I just sent you Dancer. Could you send me Blinken? Much appreciated!

    • Mike (@ekim305)

      December 25, 2017 at 7:56 pm

      Sending you Cupid. Could you send me Blinken. Thank you

  3. Felipe

    December 20, 2017 at 2:45 pm

    I have the Dancer film, xymya@hotmail.com

    • Kit

      December 20, 2017 at 9:08 pm

      Felipe I just sent you Blinken… can you send Dancer to kit.messick@gmail.com ?

    • dynahthirst

      December 23, 2017 at 6:38 pm

      Hi, Felipe. I’ve just sent you Cupid, if you could please send me Dancer. Thank you.

  4. Dwight

    December 21, 2017 at 1:02 am

    I have Blinken but don’t have Dancer and Cupid. Willing to trade! Email me at dwight_508@hotmail.com

  5. ALi

    December 21, 2017 at 10:17 am

    I have Cupid and none of the others. If you’d share that’s cool. I can also send Cupid.


    • Q. Q. Kachoo

      December 24, 2017 at 9:18 pm

      I sent you Dancer — my e-mail is mati_herring@yahoo.com

    • Qzorkk

      December 25, 2017 at 4:11 pm

      Hello Ali, I just sent you Blinken. Could you please send me Cupid?

      qzorkk (at) outlook.com

  6. Charly

    December 24, 2017 at 9:54 am

    I have Blinken and Cupid, anyone wants to trade for Dancer? Just email me at nachtkoningin@gmail.com. Much appreciated!

  7. Q. Q. Kachoo

    December 24, 2017 at 9:10 pm

    I have Dancer and I’m looking for the other two…if you can share Blinken or Cupid please send them to mati_herring@yahoo.com Thank you, and happy holidays!

    • populuxecowboy

      December 27, 2017 at 1:24 am

      I sent you Blinken and Cupid.

  8. mason k

    December 26, 2017 at 2:14 am

    Happy Holidays, everybody🤩
    I can share Cupid and Blinken. I need Dancer.
    ( zerox96@gmail.com ) Thank you 🙏

    • populuxecowboy

      December 27, 2017 at 1:20 am

      I sent you Dancer.

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