Fact: The photographer never appears in group photos. It used to be that we’d hand the camera off to a stranger to snap a picture of us and our friends, but while I was happy to give my camera to a person picked almost randomly on the street, there’s no way in hell I’m giving them my iPhone.
And so does the march of technology further distance us from our fellow human beings. The latest tool of alienation? Groopic, an app which puts the photographer back into group shots.
It’s ingenious, and easy enough to use that any of your moronic friends can work it. Take a snap of the group, swap yourself into the picture and have the second photographer take a second shot. Groopic will onion-skin the live view over the first image so the photographer can line things up better.
Then, just tap the two photographers on the screen and the app will line up and combine the images into one. It’s even Universal so you can force one of your friends to look really dorky taking pictures with a giant iPad.
The app is available now for just $2. Totally worth it, unless your reason for being the photographer is so that you never have to be in the pictures.