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      Developing photos into cash with an app

      Foap is a stock photo app that sells your smartphone snapshots to major companies.

      A picture is worth a thousand words...or on Foap, it's more like $5. Foap is a stock photo app that sells your smartphone snapshots to major companies.

      "You may not even know this, but brands are struggling really hard in order to find authentic, natural and real content to be used in their social media," Foap CEO David Los said. "The best thing about it is they're ready to pay money for this content and you don't need to be a professional photographer."

      When a photo sells, you get $5 and you can sell that photo over and over.

      Venice Kitchen is a freshman at Albany State University and she's excited to download the app.

      "That's neat and this would really help us because we're college students," Kitchen said.

      What sells best are pictures of people, pets and holidays and photos that show emotion and energy and that are captured in the moment.

      Here's how it works:

      You download the free Foap app from the Apple App Store or Google Play. Then choose one of your photos and name it. Next, you need to list keywords that describe the photo. Are there people in the picture? If so, you need permission to show them.

      Your photo will publish after it's reviewed by the Foap community. If you upload your camera photos to your photo stream on the cloud, you can sell those too.

      Some users report making up to $100 a month with the app.

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