How to Get Instagram Style Retro Effects for Scanned Photos

Posted by Julie Morris on Mon, Oct 10, 2011 @ 10:04 AM

Mango Drink Poolside Retro effect on scanned photosMobile apps like Instagram and Hipstamatic have revolutionized mobile phone photography, transforming the lenses built into smart phones into retro-style cameras like the Diana, Holga and Lomo. They have not only created a unique niche of retro iPhonography but these free apps have morphed into online social communities structured around image sharing. The web site Inkstagram, which acts as a web portal for Instagram, and Hipstamatic’s site provide unique web-based sharing platforms with online albums and options for print fulfillment. Although the digital effects of these apps are unique to the mobile platform, the effect can be easily duplicated with basic knowledge of filters in Photoshop or Photoshop Elements.

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Topics: Scanned Photos, vintage photos, retro effects, Commentary, Review Notes, Scan Tips

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