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One Momento is an interesting social experiment in what's truly important in life

There are a lot of terrific camera apps out there. Most people prefer Instagram for its filters and ability to share your photos with others, while some prefer the more powerful set of tools Snapseed offers. One of the newest camera apps for your iPhone is One Memento, a curious "photography experiment" that allows you the ability to take just one single photograph.

Once you've signed in to the app through Twitter, you can flick your fingers to ceremoniously break the app's seal and take one — and only one — photograph. Once the picture is taken and edited using the supplied filters, the app assigns your memento a number, and uploads it to a searchable database. Even if you're not interested in taking a photo to share, you can still look through the gallery of what appear to be some very impressive pictures. You can choose to like a photo, or share it with your friends.

We're somewhat intrigued by what some of the One Memento users have shared thus far. For Memento #1375, for example, uploader "Andy" shared a picture of the Great Sand Dunes National Park, explaining "I always wanted to visit the Great Sand Dunes and don't want to forget it." It's a great shot, and it's a great idea — by allowing only one picture per person, One Memento is creating a database of 250,000 images that have actual meaning to the photographer.

You can download the free One Memento app on the Apple App Store.

[via Laughing Squid]

This article was written by Fox Van Allen and originally appeared on Tecca

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