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*I notice the Hipstography web site now can go for weeks without new Hipstamatic images / combos being uploaded ... So this occurrence made me reflect on the title of this post : "Is Hipstamatic dying OR simply going through an evolutionary process" ? ... Please Note : This thread is not meant to be a "bash Hipstimatic" thread but rather a constructive thread to evaluate where we currently are with the Hipstamatic evolution - as I still like the app very much and only desire to see it keep growing and evolving as an artist's tool ... If Hipstamatic is going through an evolutionary phase - how then can it be made better ? ... I'll start by saying a lot of Hipstamatic users buy a pak then experiment with it awhile before growing tired / bored with a pak - then buying a new pak and then the process repeats itself until the user grows tired and thus searches out other apps . Yes , "gimmick" paks or poorly conceived paks could be another reason why previous users have moved on . Most likely , with so many paks - the Hipstamatic user is simply over whelmed and has moved on to other apps OR refrains from buying new paks and simply uses a few old favorites they like best and are familiar with . With the above said - I do believe I hit upon a technique (shared by Leslie) thus I refer to it as: "The Leslie Technique" that makes better sense of how to better use the Hipstamatic platform : That is , to use a couple of neutral , color app combos - then see how an image looks ? Next , consider if you want to stay in the color realm or convert to a B&W look ? From there I believe best to experiment one - by - one with first the film , followed by the lens and lastly the flash - all being separate entities in the Hipstamatic selection process before lastly deciding on slider settings , whether to keep a frame or remove it , etc. ? Lastly , I envision a sort of: "Hipstamatic Color / B&W Wheel" whereby I am trying to wrap my head around all of the various paks / combos I have based on some sort of semi - intelligent groupings ... Perhaps a key could be further development of the Hipstamatic architecture itself to better categorize paks / combos into a more useful user experience via AI or some other development practice ? ... Lastly , I realize I have just covered a couple of basic Hipstamatic areas (hope I did not bounce around too much) - what are your thoughts on how to make Hipstamatic evolve (beyond developing better paks) into a more continued , viable entity in the iPhone photography process ?