Cheapstamatic is a photo editor that lets users transform modern photographs into nostalgic mementos. Users can upload a photo from their computer, take a new photo with a web camera or pull photos from a Facebook profile. The user is presented with their modified image and a number of frame, font and slider bar settings. Users can adjust vignetting, wear, grain visibility and tint/contrast to achieve the look they want. A large collection of filters is also available that add color tints, decade-specific styles, red spill and many other customizations. Users can also add text by choosing a unique font and adding a comment, word or name in the field provided. Frame options are also available and include old portrait, dirty edges, fancy, cardboard and film star frames.Show more screenshots »
Cheapstamatic was created by an individual named Markus. Markus was inspired by the Hipstamatic application he tried on a friend’s iPhone. He decided to create a similar application that would be available to internet users. So far his efforts have paid off because Cheapstamatic has received mentions all over the web, especially on photo editing and enhancement websites. Many users have fallen in love with Cheapstamatic’s numerous effects that focus on nostalgic and classic style.
There are many ways to edit photos on the web today. It is difficult to find an application that offers a truly unique set of features and effects. Cheapstamatic comes very close by incorporating a wide range of editing options that are all focused on classic style. Users can work with many frames and adjust the graininess, color and vignette quality of an image. The application gives the user more control as well as more customization options than some of its competitors.
Cheapstamatic is very easy to use thanks to its stylish interface. The application manages to offer a clean, logical layout that features rich, traditional textures and visual elements. A worn wood background sets the tone along with dark menus and typewriter text. The interface buttons have a rounded, modern appearance that blends seamlessly with the classic feel of Cheapstamatic’s user friendly interface.
New users are not required to register to use Cheapstamatic. The application only requires a new image to get started. A circular Facebook button is available at the top, center of the page for users who want to start with images on their Facebook profile, however this is not required to use Cheapstamatic. No official registration option is offered at this time. Users can access all features just by uploading or adding a new image.
Cheapstamatic is available to all users at no cost. There are no subscription fees and all users receive the same level of access. No registration is required, so naturally no fees would be needed to use the application. Everyone can apply the same filters, frames, fonts and effects to their images. The application doesn’t limit the number of images the user can edit, either.
Cheapstamatic is a great photo editing tool for anyone who loves classic or nostalgic style. Users can apply filers, effects and frames or add text in a number of traditional styles. The application is very easy to use, with menus that slide into view or tuck neatly out of the way while the user edits. Cheapstamatic is free and available to anyone who is willing to upload an image or get one from their web camera or Facebook.