Hipstamatic borders are one of the key elements that give the images the app produces such a distinct look. But certain images do not call for a border. You may want to print your photos, create a series of photos that were taken/edited on a number of different apps, or you may absolutely love the image that a certain combination of Hipstamatic lens and film produces but you are less than ecstatic for the border.
I usually do not want a Hipstamatic border when I am taking a high volume of photos with a particular lens and film combination. Frankly, I get bored with the border. Recently I have gone back to utilizing Hipstamatic because I needed a break from back-end editing. I wanted to focus on taking photos. While that change of pace has been good for me I have certain images that I would like to publish without the trademark Hipstamatic border associated with the film.
A final concern for me is I do not want to change the size of the image. Clearly Hipstamatic images are square, but as I have written previously, I aim to have the highest image quality and therefore like to keep the maximum ratio size for Hipstamtic images (2,448 x 2,448).
Thus, I began to hunt for a solution that met these two criteria. This led me to Camera Bag. I recently began editing certain images on my desktop using Camera Bag. I will be writing more on why I have added a side stream to my workflow but suffice it to say for now, Camera Bag provided me with the tools I needed.
Here is how it works:
Here is the Hipstamatic image we are starting with.
- Open the image in Camera Bag and select Crop Image on the right hand side.
- Choose a “Square” aspect and select the area of the photo to crop (i.e. crop out the border).
- Got to file and select “Save As”. Enter a width and height of 2448 and save your image.
- Now you have a Hipstamatic image without the borders that is the same size of the original image.