My photo never got published- why?
When you upload a photo to Foap you need to rate 5 photos to get your own reviewed and approved by the community. Read more about “Community Review” here. If you don’t rate 5 photos, your own photo will not be placed in the review queue. To be approved you need at least an average rate score of 2,5 at your photo. So there could be three reasons of why your photo never got published:
1. You haven’t rated 5 other photos
2. The community rated your photo to an average below 2,5
3. Your photo contains sexual, violent or other appropriate content.
How do I turn on/ off the notifications to don’t get emails, pushes in the phone and Facebook notifications etc.?
In the app - Go to “Profile”, “Edit Notifications” and do your choices. You can not edit your notifications from the web.
If I by mistake have answered “Dont Allow” on the question “Foap would like to access your photos”, how could I change that to be able to upload photos to Foap?
Go to your iphone’s Settings/ Privacy/ Photos and choose “ON” at Foap.
When will you launch an Android app?
Our plan is to launch an android app as soon as possible.
Is it possible to upload photos from the website?
No, it’s not. You can only upload photos via the iPhone app as it is now.
Do you only accept photos taken with the iPhone camera?
We are focusing on iPhone photos but accept all photos that you upload from your iPhone.
How do I change/ add my profile picture?
In the app, go to "Profile", "Edit Profile" and then click on the image up left.
How do I change my username?
You can’t change your username once you have chosen one.
How do I delete my account?
Send an email to email@example.com and we will delete it for you.
Is it possible to add or remove tags to my photo?
Right now it’s not possible but it will be soon.
Do you accept photos with filters?
Yes we do. It’s up to the community, all the users, to decide.
What is the difference between “Commercial” and “Editorial”?
Photos that are labeled “Commercial” can be used for commercial use. This means that companies can use these photos for selling and marketing purposes (to sell their products).
Photos with the label “Editorial” can not be used for selling and marketing purposes. They are mostly used by bloggers and news editors who wants to express different thoughts, opinions or news. The “Editorial” photo can in other words be used in most situations where the purpose is not to make money.
Note! If you snap a photo of people that don’t give you the permission to sell the photo for Commercial use, you will always have to sell it as Editorial. You always need permission from people if you can recognize them at the photo. Read more about how to choose Photo Licenses while uploading a picture here.
How many times can a photo be sold?
Unlimited amount of times! The idea is to have you build the golden portfolio of photos that are selling 24/7.
How do I upload photos to you?
Install the Foap app from App Store and start uploading. You can only upload photos through the iPhone app, not via our website.
Can I use someones else’s photos?
You are only allowed to upload/ publish/ sell photos that you have permission for.
How long time do I have to wait for my photos to be uploaded?
Our goal is to get your photo approved as soon as possible and maximum within 4 hours, but since it’s the community that has the power it’s difficult to say exactly how long time it will take. Our goal is though as soon as possible! Read about Community Review. (länk till Community Review)
How much money can I make?
There is no limit for how much you can earn. You earn $5 every time your photo get sold. View top lists in the app to see what is top selling.
How much do I earn when my photo get sold?
You earn $5 each time your photo get sold.
How do I cash out my money?
In the app, go to “Sales” and click on “Cash out”. If you do it before the 15th you will get your money in the end of the that month, if you do it after the 15th you will get your money in the end of next month.
Who are reviewing the photos?
The Foap community (= you and users) are reviewing the photos. When you upload a photo to Foap you need to rate at least 5 photos to get your own reviewed and approved by the community. So for every time you upload a photo you will have to review and rate 5. In this way we let the community decide if your photo is good or not. To get published to Foap Market you need an average rate score of at least 2,5. Read more about Community Review here. (länk till Community Review)
Are all my Foap photos up for sale?
All photos that have been approved by the community and thereby published on Foap Market are up for sale.
Could Foap remove my photos?
Yes. Even if the community has approved a photo, Foap can always remove it if we think it is not appropriate for some reason.
Am I allowed to sell a photo where my friend is the model?
Yes, but only if you have a model release agreement with your friend. It’s your responsibility to have the permission from all the people that you use in the photos.
I don’t get my photos sold. What can I do to increase my sales?
1. We suggest you to view the top list of selling photos to get some inspiration.
2. Tag your photos properly and in english. The better tagging, the greater chances that companies will find your photos and buy them.
3. Photos of faces and expressions tend to sell more.
Read “How to sell more” and “Take better photos” to get more tips.
Can I publish whatever photo I want?
Yes you can, as long as it’s your photo, and you have the permission to use and sell the photo from the people who are in the photos. Furthermore you are not allowed to upload any kind of photo that contains naked bodies, sexual and violent content.
Do I need to pay taxes?
It depends and you should check up the law specifically for your country.
How do I contact the support?
The easiest way is to send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will answer as soon as possible.
Do you accept photos on naked bodies?
No we don’t, since Apple doesn’t accept apps that contains photos with naked people on.