Web Application: Rollip

New find: Rollip. You remember those wonderful Polaroid photos your parents have, and their parents have floating all over the place. When you look at them you wonder what it use to be like back then? Do you wish you could make your own pictures look aged and ephemeral all at once, but you don’t have an Polaroid camera, you aren’t nowhere near skilled enough to work with special lens and don’t even get you started with how Photoshop is the devil.

Then Rollip is your web app. Especially if you don’t want to pay for the Hipstomatic App for your Iphone or if you don’t even have a Iphone. Don’t believe me? Well how about this:

I took this photo during my internship, don’t this old card catalog look automatically ten times cooler? IKR! Rollip allows you to apply 40 different filters to any picture you upload (I added the frame afterwards in Photoshop). You can download the picture or share it through Facebook. Still not convince…well fine, how about this one:

Come on, you have to love this one. I took it in 2010 but it looks like it could have come straight out of the 70s. I did the frame in Photoshop, tried to make it look as old as the photo looks. It works for me. You can do this with a number of apps, and there are ready-made Photoshop actions that you can download if you have the software (which costs almost $400), but right now I’m digging Rollip (it’s free and you don’t have to download any software).


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