On 4th July 2013, as an Independence day treat, Hipstamatic released an update to both their classic Hipstamatic app and the new and rather useful Oggl app. The special double update meant that all those elements of films, lenses and flashes that Hipstamatic devotees have invested in over the last couple of years or so, can be utilised to even greater effect in their latest Instagram competitor Oggl.
I love Hipstamatic. It’s the app I go to when I’m feeling ever so lazy, or I need a quick edit to produce a great image for immediate to upload to Twitter or Instagram. I have to confess that I’ve still not mastered the art of selecting the right combinations of the three elements, so I still like to experiment with the randomising shake!
But what Oggl brings to the table, is the one thing I always wished Hipstamatic would do, not quite an original camera roll image, but the next best thing in having the ability to fiddle about and select a preferred filter and lens for the image after the photo has been taken. Eureka! Oggl also offers an extensive social media sharing capability, all the usual suspects like Instagram, Twitter, Flickr etc. Oggl also has a community of its own, but I’ve not taken advantage of that feature as yet!
There is no doubt that Hipstamatic filters are the original and, arguably, the best, so this new found option is perfect. My shaking days may be over!