WEDDING SEASON SALE! 30% Off Training Systems!

Your content will be up shortly. Please allow up to 5 seconds
Gear Reviews

iPad app “Group Shot” allows head-swapping for the perfect group photo!

By Matthew Saville on November 11th 2012

Sometimes it is shocking what a 99-cent app can do on a mobile device, that a ~$150 program cannot do on a high-end desktop machine.  Oh well, maybe Lightroom 5 will have this feature?  I doubt it.  Oh well, at least we can color correct thousands of images quickly, right?

The folks over at CNET have exhibited a demo of this super-cool iOS app that effortlessly does multiple head-swapping, …with no more dexterity necessary than that of a toddler.



Okay seriously, folks, this looks really promising.  First of all, I’m always a fan of innovation on any platform, even if it is one that I don’t or can’t use in my current workflow.  The way I see it; it’s only a matter of time until we’re all editing our images on giant touch-screens running app-based operating systems with more processing power than the current high-end gaming and  video production machines.

What do you think, those of you who are professional photographers, or anyone who edits significant volumes of images?  What is your favorite tool of choice?  Laptop VS Desktop VS mobile device?  Mouse VS tablet VS touchpad VS touchscreen? What do you think the future holds for us as retouchers and editors? Dream big for me people, I’d like to hear some ideas!

Until next time,
=Matthew Saville=

This site contains affiliate links to products. We may receive a commission for purchases made through these links, however, this does not impact accuracy or integrity of our content.

Matthew Saville is a full-time wedding photographer at Lin & Jirsa Photography, and a senior editor & writer at SLR Lounge.

Follow his personal wilderness adventures:

See some of his latest wedding photography featured on:

Q&A Discussions

Please or register to post a comment.

  1. Illustrative Artist Uses iPad To Create Realistic Portraits


    | |
  2. Dan

    NO! Don’t waste your money! Just downloaded it and tried to load several sets of photos, with similar backgrounds as instructed. In spite of the similar images, it kept giving me the warning that the process couldn’t be accomplished. 

    | |