If you’re an avid user of Hipstamatic Oggl, you’re going to either really like or really dislike the latest update to the app. That’s because the latest update to Hipstamatic Oggl adds a new feature that may be seen as something that’s long overdue or something that the app is better off without.
I’m referring to the ability to import photos from the camera roll into Hipstamatic Oggl.
Personally, I think the addition of this new feature effectively undermines the concept of creativity that Hipstamatic Oggl supposedly upholds. Essentially, I echo my colleague Christine’s view in her original review of Hipstamatic Oggl:
Just like the original Hipstamatic, users are not able to import existing images into Oggl. This is to emphasize the creativity in the community, using only the app itself to capture and share photos. If you prefer being able to share any photo you’ve already taken, then perhaps Instagram is still the better option for you.
If you count yourself among those who have been waiting for this new feature, though, then you’ll be glad to know that you can now re-crop, scale, and post-process photos you’ve taken outside Hipstamatic Oggl.
Note that Hipstamatic Oggl’s new photo import feature helps you pick the best photos by scanning your camera roll to remove duplicates and flag photos of interest. Furthermore, Hipstamatic Oggl doesn’t import low-resolution photos.
Also including bug fixes and other improvements, the new version of Hipstamatic Oggl is available now in the App Store for free. The app is optimized for iPhone and iPod touch running iOS 6.0 or later.