Apr 12, 2010

More iGoodies

Today's theme is food and the great outdoors, because after all that dim sum, you need a little workout. Or the other way around.

Doesn't this picture just scream 50's?

I got two new iPhone apps. One is called Hipstamatic - a cross between hipster and Instamatic.

"The Hipstamatic brings back the look, feel, unpredictable beauty, and fun of plastic toy cameras of the past!" It so does!

There are several "lenses" and "film" you can mix and match. The results are messy, flawed, thrilling.

The other app is called SwankoLab. It's a fake darkroom with timer and a tray of developer, in which your photo slowly comes to life. It even floats realistically, when you move the phone. Funny, I can't resist moving the phone; the ingrained photo lab instincts are too strong.

There are various "chemicals" you can combine for unpredictable results. Fortunately, there's not authentic darkroom smell.

You can take any old picture on you phone, or your Hipstamatic photos and go hog wild with them.

Yeah, I like my toys.