Photo editing app Epik has gone viral on social media with its artificial intelligence (AI) generated 90’s Yearbook photo feature.
The AI yearbook photo trend on Epik allows users to imagine what they would look like if they graduated from a ’90s high school.
Social media users have been sharing these nostalgic AI-generated photos of themselves that appear as if they were taken from a ’90s high school yearbook.
The images shows the subject with hairstyles and clothing inspired by the decade. The pictures all feature the generic blue-grey backdrop that yearbook photos had at the time.
As a result of the online yearbook trend, AI photo editing app Epik has soared in popularity to take the number one spot in the U.S. on Apple’s App Store charts.
How to Do Epik’s Viral Yearbook Photo Trend
Users first need to download Epik and then upload their selfies into the high school yearbook feature on the app. They will need to select their gender, and pay for either Epik’s “standard” or “express” delivery for the AI-genrated photos.
Epik delivers 60 different images of a person using eight to 12 of their submitted selfies. The AI-generated photos depict the subject in various different ’90s hairstyles, outfits, and poses.
Users can typically expect to wait for up to 24 hours for their AI-generated yearbook photos with standard delivery. Meanwhile, Epik users who opt for express delivery will receive their photos in under two hours.
According to NBC News, some users are being told to wait and use the Epik app later because of the high number of individuals currently trying to use the AI-generated yearbook feature.
While the Epik app is free to download, it costs between $5.99 to $9.99 to access the ’90s yearbook photos . Although, NBC News reports that this price was discounted to between $3.99 and $5.99 as of Tuesday.
In July, AI photo app Remini went viral after Generation Z used the platform to transform their selfies into professional headshots. Many questioned why they would ever pay for a photographer for headshots instead.
Image credits: All photos by Instagram/@epikcreators.