The word Artificial Intelligence is increasing. The latest example is Picturesqe, a tool for photographers that uses AI-powered automation to help pick out the best snaps and filter out the dross.
Founders of Picturesqe, a machine-learning powered piece of software, are confident that it can select the good photos from your large stack. But unlike similar mobile Apps, Picturesqe is targeted specifically at professional photographers and semi-pros.
Features of the application include smart grouping, which automatically groups similar photos based on visual content, intelligent zoom so that you can quickly compare the same spot on multiple shots, and aesthetic ranking. All in all, Picturesqe picks out the best photos for you and culls the duds.
Use of the software is easy and straight forward as its screens are tailored exclusively for photographers.
And, of course, the software’s algorithms claim to get smarter based on an individual user’s feedback.
“The problem is that professional photographers take thousands of photos and have to spend countless hours to manually delete wrong shots and select the best ones,” Picturesqe co-founder Daniel Szollosi recently told TechCrunch. “Speed to market is a crucial factor, such as in live sports. And in other fields (e.g. weddings, events) dozens of pictures are very similar, therefore the final selection becomes an expensive, time-consuming task.”
As it stands, Picturesqe is aimed strictly at professional and semi-pro photographers, along with photo enthusiasts, which Szollosi describes as photographers using interchangeable lens cameras (DSLR). “We’re not targeting the casual or smartphone photographers for now, maybe at a later stage,” he says.
The first release of the software has been on the market since January, 2016 attracting already thousands of photographers.
Picturesqe also offers its own API, therefore businesses can incorporate that into their own software solutions thus offering more value to their existing customers.
Picturesqe, Inc. headquartered in Austin, Texas with R&D office in Budapest, Hungary has just released version 2.0 for Windows with fine-tuned workflow and enhanced automation. In the meantime, they have changed to a freemium business model: the FREE version is for photo enthusiasts, the PROFESSIONAL is for professionals – available via monthly subscription.
Tech and photo portals apparently find the approach appealing as seen in early press coverage.