There are a number of easy-to-use model release form apps out there already, but Snapwire wants to do better. The photo marketplace has launched its own free app called Releases. Designed for professional photographers, the app lets you easily create, sign, and send model and properly releases using your iPhone.
“Releases are important because they protect you from potential lawsuits where people claim invasion of privacy or defamation after you’ve photographed them,” Snapwire says. “Model releases state that the person in the photo consents to be photographed, as well for you to use the images.”
“Model releases apply to any situation where the person is recognizable, and are extremely important to obtain.”
The Releases app includes standard industry templates provided by Snapwire, ASMP, Getty Images, and Shutterstock.
After entering your own information as a photographer, the app will automatically fill in your personal details into every release you generate.
When you need someone to sign a release, simply create a new one in the app and hand it over to your subject to sign electronically on the spot. All previous entities (e.g. shoots, models, properties, witnesses) are saved within the app for reuse in the future if you work with the same people or places.
Once you have a completed release form, you can send a PDF version via email or back it up to the cloud (e.g. Dropbox, Box, Google Drive, Evernote, and OneDrive).
You can download Snapwire’s Releases app for free over in the Apple App Store.