FilterPixel automates the process of looking for photographs that are not good enough to be framed and added to your portfolio of work. The software uses Artificial Intelligence to scan and automatically separate the unworthy captures, saving time and effort in browsing through hundreds of captures and inspecting them closely to check for blur and focus issues.
Sorting through hundreds of photographs clicked during a photo shoot or a special occasion is a painful process. Each photograph needs to be closely inspected for blur, poor lighting, unsightly expressions, and, worse, subjects with closed eyes. This can take hours, eating into the time that could be fruitfully spent editing and post-processing photos for print or having fun with family.
How FilterPixel Works
FilterPixel simplifies this process by using artificial intelligence (AI) to identify photographs that don’t pass muster. The software also has additional controls that let users ‘instruct’ the software on what to look for in a photograph. It uses these predefined customizations to weed out pictures based on their composition, light exposure, and blurriness. It can also be fine-tuned to detect closed eyes—when a subject blinks just as the shutter closes—and facial expressions as well. ‘AI sliders’ allows users to raise or lower the sharpness thresholds to change the filtered output. The software will also automatically group duplicate photos and organize them as a stack of cards.
The software can be installed on a Windows/macOS computer and is not dependent on its hardware capabilities. FilterPixel leverages the power of the cloud to cull photographs, so even a highly customized culling profile will be processed without stressing the computer’s processor.
Based out of India, FilterPixel claims that photographers spend as much as 5-7 hours selecting photos after every shoot. ”Photographers spend 20% of their time shooting and 80% in front of a computer. With FilterPixel, we want to reverse this equation by making them smarter with the power of advanced AI technologies.”
The software is already being used and appreciated by photographers in the field. Nikki Closser, a professional portrait photographer, feels FilterPixel is a more efficient way of getting work done faster. Nikki says, “It is so much better to work smarter than harder. One way that I am able to free up my time is to use FilterPixel. It automatically chooses the best images for you, freeing up time that you can use to do important things like getting new clients and building your sales average.”
Subscribing to FilterPixel
FilterPixel offers a free plan, though it does not include the automated photo-culling feature. Its 14-day trial version offers all the AI features with the ability to filter up to 10,000 photos for free. It supports several popular image formats—including RAW files such as ARW, CR2, CR3, DCR, DNG, JPG, NEF, ORF, PEF, RAF, RAW, RW2—and also allows users to export photos to software like Adobe Lightroom, Bridge, Photo Mechanic or any other post-processing software that supports XMP meta file formats.
What About Data Privacy?
FilterPixel is GDPR and CCPA compliant; the software does not upload any original files to the cloud. That said, users can disable the AI learnings from the app which will stop sharing the thumbnails with FilterPixel servers as well.
Try Out FilterPixel
Visit FilterPixel.com to sign up and download the software. After the 14-day trial period, which does not require a credit card, users can avail for the Standard or Pro plan. Standard plans are $9.99 per month billed annually while Pro plans are $14.99 per month billed annually.
We have a special promotional discount for PetaPixel subscribers. Contact FilterPixel for more details.
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