picpic lets you anonymously poll strangers, A vs B style. Ever wonder which photos are best for ... More
picpic lets you anonymously poll strangers, A vs B style. Ever wonder which photos are best for your online dating profile? How about which outfit you should buy?
Use picpic to upload your prospective photos and then have the people decide which is best. Don't worry about hateful comments or trolling; other users vote only on the options you choose, and you receive back the ordered results when the poll is complete.
Last updated 9 Nov 2018
Published 14 Nov 2018
We humans are strange creatures. We will happily offer an opinion on everyone and everything when it comes to other people's social media photos but, when it comes to our own, we seem to find it a real problem. Maybe we love them all and find it hard to decide. Maybe we simply hate them all. So how do we solve this? Do we ask all our friends to come around and offer their opinions (be prepared for some honest answers though) or do we just chuck them all out there and hope for the best? Well, here's an idea. Why not crowdsource a whole bunch of random opinions from people you don't know and be done with it?
For those of us that can't make up our minds, we have here a useful little photo based polling and crowdsourcing app for iOS and Android. 'picpic' is a new app that lets you anonymously poll strangers and get them to let you know which of your photos is better - photo A or B. If you've ever wondered, for example, which photo is the best one for your online dating profile or which outfit you should buy when you can't choose between two when out shopping, picpic is a great way to help you decide.
Just upload your photos for comparison, set up a poll and wait for the results. Now, if you did this on social media there's a fair chance you'd get a whole bunch of dodgy comments but there are none here. The only things your random strangers can input are simple yes or a no answers so trolls and hateful comments are non-existent. You can use the app to poll pretty much anything you like. It could be the aforementioned online dating photo or fashion picks or it could be opinions on a new style of makeup your artwork, business card designs, your photography or even the right words to text to a new friend or dating partner.
picpic isn't limited to personal appearance polls either. You could set up 'sillier' polls to have some fun. Who was the best Batman? Clooney or Affleck? Who's the best quarterback of all time? Montana or Brady? The worst hair on a guy? Billy Ray Cyrus or Donald Trump? Who will get fired from the White House next? John Kelly or John Bolton? The possibilities are endless. You can upload multiple images - up to 16 photos at a time - from either your phone gallery or via the inbuilt search feature and choose the demographics of your target audience whether it be men only, women only or everyone. Choose the 'find best' feature and picpic's algorithm will tell you which photo performed better. If you choose the 'sort' feature, your photos will be ranked from first to last. The more votes you get, the better the stats.
You can earn points by giving your opinion on other users' polls and use the points to upload more of your own polls and get more opinions from others. The more polls you take part in, the bigger audience you can get for your own polls. There's also a great filter that lets you ask a specific audience for their opinion. For example, if you were just looking for opinions about your dating profile photo you could just highlight the 'tinder' filter so that your target audience is just right. Finally, you can view the percentage breakdown after every poll to see how your vote compares. picpic can be located at https://www.picpic.com