For just $10 per photo, she can edit your ex out. Since then, she’s received more than 800 responses, forcing her to increase her rate… to $15.
Can you think of an adorable picture of yourself that you would love to show off, but it is in the recycle bin because it was ruined by an arm clutching your waist? Twitter’s royal community has the solution, as one lady offers to remove your ex (or exes) from pictures for a price.
The artist is Twitter user @hexappeaI, and the whole thing started with this seemingly innocuous tweet. The Tweet reads, “For $10, I’ll edit your ex out of your photo,” alongside a sample before-and-after photo. Only serious inquiries please.
Each of her Tweets receives a few likes, retweets, or replies, rarely hitting double digits in any one category. As of this writing, this particular tweet has over 160K likes, 18K+ retweets, and over 800 replies. Apparently, a lot of people want to erase the memory of their ex from their photos.
Obviously, not every one of those 800 was a request for Photoshopping, but plenty of queries came in, and satisfied customers soon started posting their results:
Another retoucher even got in on the action, jumping in on the replies with this freebie:
Of course, not all of the Photoshop jobs were perfect. The example she herself posted left in a shoe, for example:
But overall, people seem pleased with the results… which is particularly impressive given that @hexappeaI is doing all of this using an app on her phone. No Photoshop skills required:
Sadly, business is so good that she’s had to raise her rate. The $10 early bird special has run out, and new inquiries will need to pony up 15 bucks to get their ex removed. No worries though, if you got your request in before the update, she’ll grant you into the introductory price.
As absurd as this all sounds, you have to give credit where credit is due: a simple tweet and a smartphone app has probably earned her hundreds of dollars. Laugh or scoff if you must, but she saw a gap in the market that needed filling… Content Aware Filling, that is.