Guess what? Celebrity autographs are obsolete. Says who? None other than celebrity Taylor Swift, now a Wall Street Journal Columnist.
I haven’t been asked for an autograph since the invention of the iPhone with a front-facing camera
Why not? Autographs are obsolete. How so? They’re replaced by the ‘selfie.’
Disclosure: I own every Taylor Swift album. I have attended a number of Taylor Swift concerts. I secretly long to be tall, slender, beautiful and a musician and singer.
Otherwise, Swift’s analysis is spot on. Selfies are the new autograph. Autographs can be had from almost any celebrity with a quick visit to eBay. A selfie of you and a celebrity won’t have any eBay value at all.
So, what took Mac app developers so long to come up with a Mac photo enhancement app called Selfie? Well, Selfie is here, it’s fun and it’s only 99-cents.
All Selfie does to capitalize on the name and the trend is to add dozens of cute effects to your photos. Drag and drop photos, use the slider bar to select the effect, done.
Selfie can use the Mac’s built-in iSight camera, too, but works easily with drag and drop. Need a caption? Selfie can add that, too. Type in the caption, select the font, use a slider bar for the font size, change the color. Save.
What makes Selfie different that any other Mac app which adds a few dozen effects? Not much, hence the price is not much.
The built-in effects are not much, either, but Selfie is fast and easy.
Granted, Selfie is an extra step before uploading a photo to Instagram or Flickr or Twitter, but it’s easy and cheap. The weakness is that Selfie relies on the most basic of photo enhancements, but it’s more than usable considering the 99-cent price tag.