Collaborative photo app, Hippo Pics, lets others edit your photos


posted Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 12:30 PM EDT


Note: An earlier version of this article referred to HippoPics as the world's first collaborative photography app. This is not true, as PicsArt (and possibly other applications) have offered collaborative functionality before the launch of Hippo Pics.

Photographer Ellie Pritts has now created what she refers to on her website as "the world's first collaborative photography gallery." Hippo Pics (unfortunately I've yet to see any images of hippos…) has been available for a month on the App Store and provides users with the ability to browse, submit, or edit photos.

How it works is that a user signs up and submits a photo (preferably an unedited file) on the application. Once the photo is uploaded, different editors can each work with the image and then upload their versions. Once the edited image is published, users can hold down on the image on their display to see the original. Both the photographer and the editor are linked for each image as well.

Anyone is free to sign up to submit their images, but only approved users are allowed to become editors. To be an editor, you just have to link to your Instagram profile or your portfolio to show off your skills. If you are worried about your photo being on the app forever, you are able to remove your submissions even after they've been edited. It is an app focused on collaboration and cooperation.


A photo posted by Hippo (@hippoapp) on

It's a cool app and definitely worth checking out. It's available for free on the App Store


(Seen via Tech Times