Hipstamatic in Action
Capturing Old Faithful Geyser in Calistoga using an iPad. Photo was edited using Synaptic's SwankoLab digital darkroom application for the iPhone.
Lucas Buick is the CEO and co-founder of Synthetic, a company best known for bringing the washed-out and color-saturated look of retro analog photography to the digital world. The company's photo app, Hipstamatic, the Apple iTunes Store's 2010 App of the Year, sparked a frenzy of photo special effects and social sharing apps for smartphones and sold nearly 1.5 million downloads in its first year. The $1.99 app remains one of the iPhone's top 100 most popular paid apps with more than 5 million sold.
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