New App Doesn't Let You See Your Photos Until 1 Hour Later

  • Posted 49 months Ago

We've all done it. Our food arrives, we instantly pull our our smartphone to get the perfect shot and then spend about 10 minutes selecting the perfect Instagram filter and hashtags, completely ignoring the friends we're with in the meantime. In an attempt to stem this social faux-pax, a new app called 1-Hour Photo lets you take photos as normal, but doesn't actually let you see them until one hour later, much like the old "1 Hour Photo" film developing services.

After the 60 minute wait, you'll also find that a cleanly-saturated filter has been added to your shot. "By the time you see your photos, the moments they've captured have already become memories, which changes how you feel about them forever," reads the blurb. "Nobody gets distracted in the moment by reviewing photos as they're being taken - your special moments remain all about the moments themselves. Nobody can veto a photo right after it's taken, since everyone has to wait an hour to see the results. Each photo becomes a little present to your future self. It's surprisingly exciting when the notification arrives telling you your photos are ready and you get to see what exactly you captured an hour or more ago."

Download the app for yourself here.

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