We’ve all been in this situation: no matter how many photos you take, someone is always blinking or looking the other way. Luckily, a new app called GroupShot can help you fix that.

GroupShot lets you edit your photos to perfection, by swapping out faces in the photos you’ve taken with your iPhone. This is how it works…

GroupShot allows you to choose at least two photos from your camera roll, iCloud PhotoStream, or photos directly taken from your camera to be edited together. You then find the mistake in one of the photos — someone blinking or turning their head — and color over it with your finger. GroupShot will then automatically work to form the best photo, where everyone is doing what they’re supposed to do.

If GroupShot didn’t form the photo you exactly wanted, you can flip through more options to find the best one that worked for you.

So how does this work? The CEO of the parent company Macadamia Apps explained to TechCrunch that a very advanced algorithm is at work. The algorithm accounts for where the person’s face ends, where the background is, where the person’s hair is, how the photo is aligned, and more.

With all of the technology that makes this app work, $.99 is a great deal for this app. GroupShot is now available on the App Store.


  • Santi Hervella

    Just wondering, it says the author for this article was JS. Is that a new member of iDB or does it stand for something that I’m not aware of?

  • Anonymous

    I TOFT and bought this app to try it out. Can’t recommend it to anyone. I tried using a few pics from my phone and even the sample ones provided. The results were not that good. There were almost always parts of the picture that didn’t line up or looked off color.

    I guess if every picture you take is in perfect daylight, you don’t move the camera, and the people stay completely still between photos this would work good.

    It is only 99¢ but you have better odds of just taking a good picture than trying to stitch two together.

    • Simon Reidy

      Well written. This was exactly my experience as well.

  • Anonymous

    This should be declared as a sponsored post.

    • Sponsored posts are when someone pays us to write about their app. This is not the case here.