NEW YORK — New York High School students will get their first school pictures this year with the help of a photo app called PhotoBucket.
It will feature photos of the students at various times throughout the year to give them a sense of their classmates.
The app is a collaboration between a team of New York-based photo-sharing apps and the high school, said Emily Brown, a spokeswoman for the district.
“We were really inspired by the students’ enthusiasm, which we know is what really gets us going,” Brown said.
Brown said the app, which launched last year, is free to download and available for Android, iOS and Windows devices.
Photos will be displayed on a desktop computer, and students can swipe from left to right to zoom in or out on the pictures.
Students can also swipe to highlight a person or object and then select their own school photo from the list, or pick the school photo to share with friends and family, Brown said in a statement.
Schools across the country have been using a photo sharing app for years.
However, this is the first time the app will include students’ pictures, she said.
The app was developed by a group of students from the high schools in the Bronx and Queens, who also used the app to track their progress.
A teacher from the school was one of the first students to use the app and posted a photo of herself in a bikini, wearing a red dress, on Facebook.
Last year, the app featured over 6 million photos of students in grades 7 through 12.
More than 500,000 of the images were taken at the school, Brown added.