We know you love a good story, but why would you want to share a photo that’s not your own?
This new app from photographer Johnathan Hickey has you covered.
It lets you share images from your smartphone to the web.
And when you do, the images can be shared with others in a new way: they’re instantly searchable, even when you’re offline.
Hickey’s website, www.
JohnathanHickey.com, has a tutorial on how to use it, but the basics are pretty straightforward: simply open up the app on your smartphone, click “Add Photos,” and select “Photos from Your Phone.”
That’s it, the app will automatically download the images, and then you can see them on your web page, or share them with friends on Facebook, Twitter, or other social networks.
“It makes it super easy to share images and videos with people that you haven’t seen before,” Hickey says.
“This is the first time I’ve been able to do that, and I think that’s what I really love about it.”
The app is free, and Hickey, who’s based in San Francisco, plans to expand it with new features, like sharing photos from your home computer and other devices.
But for now, the new app is a big step forward for an app that, as of late, has been accused of making people feel unsafe and not worthy of sharing their photos with the world.
Hitching a ride to the airport to photograph someone else’s flight, for example, could be considered a “hate crime” under federal law.
Hitting up a cafe to take photos of the patrons, or taking a trip with friends to a nearby hotel, could also be considered an act of harassment, according to the American Civil Liberties Union of California.
But Hickey is one of those people.
“I just felt like I couldn’t continue to work without being constantly harassed, like I was doing something wrong, like this is what I’m supposed to do,” Huckle says.
And it’s not just in the tech world that the problem is in the details.
When it comes to protecting yourself, you should not be afraid to share your personal images online, even if it’s for a small reason.
“There are things that I want to see in my photos, and that’s why I’ve taken the time to take care of them,” Hiccyso says.
That doesn’t mean you should ignore the social media platform’s guidelines on what constitutes “private” or “private messages,” which can be interpreted as any kind of private communication.
But even when the images aren’t your own, they’re still yours.
So when you share them on social media, you’re telling the world you’re willing to share them.
And if you’re not, well, that’s your problem.