Foap App: Selling Your iPhoneography Sans Filters and Frames

Who says you can’t make money selling photos taken on your iPhone? Certainly not the creators of a new app dubbed Foap, which allows you to do just that. The app is pretty easy to use: just download it for free off the iTunes store, upload your best pics, tag them so they’re easier to find, and submit. After that every photo will have to be manually approved before it’s put up on the Foap Marketplace for $10 a pop, $5 of which goes to the photographer.

The most interesting thing about the app, however, is that Foap isn’t going to be messing around with any kind of Instagram-y filering. They’ve made it very clear that the companies they sell to aren’t interested in buying heavily filtered or framed photos, and therefore they won’t be approving them.

So while some may see the app as a step in a lower quality direction, lending credence to the belief that an iPhone is adequate equipment for good photography, others will be happy that they at least made a definitive call on the over-processed filtered look: it doesn’t sell. For more details head over to the iTunes store to get your own copy of the app.

(via Popular Photography)

  • Dan Howard

    Nice idea, but the app is really glitchy and not very intuitive.

  • bob cooley

    wait – did anyone else do the math on the screen-shots?

    Sold 9 times and earned $180

    According to the website the images are selling for $10, so the article is right, but the images are very misleading.

    In the app they have companies that are giving ‘challenges’ (read assignments).

    GREAT! Another way for cheap companies to devalue professional work and crowd-source to the lowest bidder! Way to go!

  • Jeffery

    I wonder if these people know what “fap” means. Sounds quite similar

  • Elizabeth Briones

    hey this was uploaded on my birthday!

  • name

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