If you’ve been to a wedding in the last year or two, you’ll have no doubt noticed that the venerable point-and-shoot is being used less and less, exchanged instead for the ubiquitous smartphone. So, what do you do if you want to combine all those images your friends shot into one place? In the days of film photography, you’d hand out disposable cameras, and round them up at the end of the day — but these days? Enter WedPics, which might just help you out.
Launching August 7th, the service will have a mobile photography app in the vein of Instagram, but the images will automatically be compiled onto a website, where users can comment and “love” the images. Which means, all your guests photos in one sexy webpage, where they can all be browsed.
It sounds like the service will cost the wedding party around $100, but if you register on the website now, WedPics will knock off half that price. I’m assuming the app will be free.
However, if you want a more roll-your-own version, you could just get everyone to use Instagram, and then have them all use a common hashtag, like #bobandsarah2012. Then you just pull all those together, and use a free image gallery app to upload them to your own webspace. Doesn’t sound too hard, right? Or, you could just fork out $50, and let someone else deal with the tricky parts.