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Gemini Photos

Clean up your Camera Roll

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Alexander Yemelyanov
Maker
Hi, Product Hunters! Many thanks to @charlieirish for hunting Gemini Photos and to all of you for upvoting it. You may know one of our top apps is Gemini 2, a duplicate finder for Mac. It’s the users of that app who came up with the idea for this one. When talking to them, we discovered they mainly used Gemini 2 to sort out photos, and the improvement they wanted was the ability to do the same on iPhone. So we built Gemini Photos, an iPhone app for — you guessed it, photos that look alike. This is what Gemini Photos does: suggests you the best photo out of several similar shots lets you quickly delete the rest detects and helps remove blurred photos, screenshots, and photos of text lets you delete all iPhone photos if you want to P.S. We know it can be scary to let an app mess with your photos, because you might lose memorable shots, but don’t worry: Gemini Photos only suggests you what to delete, the final choice is always yours. Enjoy!
Rich Peterson
@ymlnv great use of P.S. to address primary concern
Shan Han
@charlieirish @ymlnv Awesome! I'm a big fan of Gemini 2 and also use it to sort pictures. Well done turning it into a product, super useful!
Martin Pannier
@charlieirish @ymlnv First thoughts after scanning 70k photos: - "Similar" is really unreliable. It said a photo of a friend and me, and a photo of the same friend and my girlfriend, on a scenic backdrop, were "similar" and one of the 2 should be deleted. - Since I can't trust the "Similar" section, would be great if the app could separate out true duplicates - same photo but maybe with different metadata - from "similar" photos. Cleaning up the 1st mess would also allow to clean the 2nd more easily. A sort by "how much I trust this app" if you will. Cheers
Andrey Tkachenko
Ok, its work for duplicate photos of 😸 But what about 🐕 ?
Alice Kotlyarenko
Maker
@tkachenko We tested the app, and it worked for photos of cats, dogs, bunnies, parrots, mini pigs, pet iguanas, and the absolute majority of wildlife, so you're pretty much covered 😸
Dmytro Bilkun
Maker
Before developing the app we did some market research, and over 50% of iPhone users said they had redundant photos. We decided to focus on major types of those: blurred photos, stuff like screenshots and photos of text (which you typically take to share with someone and then forget to delete), and of course, our specialty inherited from Gemini 2 — similar photos. The trickiest part was “teaching” the app to tell good shots from not-so-good ones. Gemini Photos uses computer vision to detect what’s in the image — specifically faces and smiles, which are important criteria. To identify photos of text and such, the app uses Apple’s Core ML.
Alexandra Tonkonog
Cool promo video:)
Lisa Dziuba
@alexandra_tonkonog they have awesome promo videos and awesome cats 🐱 🐱 🐱
Dmytro Bilkun
Maker
@alexandra_tonkonog @lisadziuba ❤️
Sergey Pirogov
Great idea! Finally, I can clean my iPhone 🤗
Dmytro Bilkun
Maker
@perpetuous Awesome, thanks. Will be looking forward to hearing your feedback.
Grzegorz Hadała
This is great! Worth the money :D Beautiful utility app. One thing: I had 510 photos selected and I pressed "Delete" by accident. Happily there was another dialog to access photos from iCloud and I revoked the access. Maybe an additional prompt ("Are you REALLY sure?") when you have more than 100, 200, 300 photos to delete? Nice work!
Alice Kotlyarenko
Maker
@greghadala Thank you for the suggestion! There's always an additional system confirmation when you're deleting photos, so don't worry :) Plus, they go to Recently Deleted, so even if you tap the confirmation by accident, you'll easily recover the photos.
Ariel
This is awesome. Exactly what I needed. Maybe finally I will go back to my photos in Camera Roll. I hate this mess.
Dmytro Bilkun
Maker
@ariel_jedrzejczak Cool. Thanks. Do let us know how it goes 😉
Pavlo Pedenko
How cool is that. Waiting for Android version :)
Julia Petryk
Maker
@graver_ua lol
Lisa Dziuba
@graver_ua @ua_philka need it for Android too!
Alex Kukharenko
@graver_ua Android app would be great!
Eugeny Plokhoj
Awesome idea!
Dmytro Bilkun
Maker
@plokhoj Thanks! 🙃😀
Dre Durr💡
Sometimes I will have the same photo saved in multiple social media folders. Will it delete those photos as well? dope 🚬
Alice Kotlyarenko
Maker
@dredurr Yes, the app will find and group all these photos, so you can review them and decide which copy (or copies) you want to keep.
Oksana M
Great! I have so many similar photos that it's almost impossible to find those I want to post or send to my friends. Now I can easily get rid of 500 photos.
Dmytro Bilkun
Maker
@oksana_medvedieva Glad you liked it! 😄
Chad Reiser
The very first screen is “subscribe now for $1.99 / month.” So I swiftly deleted it. Give me a taste of what it can do before forcing me into a reoccurring subscription. PersInally, I would have used thIs app only once and then deleted It. I cant justIfy a monthly subscriptIon for my personal use.
Dmytro Bilkun
Maker
@chad_reiser Hi! Thanks for feedback. Our idea was to offer you a free trial from the start so you could experience the app with full access. Our intention was not to force you to subscribe but rather suggest. We will work on improving this flow and make it more clear and frictionless. Thanks again.
Louis de Vaumas
@chad_reiser @dmytro_bilkun Same here. I just wasn't ready for a subscription. I would happily pay 5€ for an app like this, but not a monthly subscription.
Antonio Dmya
@chad_reiser although I would prefer for the "subscription pop up" to appear later on rather than in the first screen, but this was easily solved for me by relaunching the app
Dun
It's a good idea, but I tried and will not continue to use it. A few reasons: 1. Suggestions are not correct, which means I still need to go through every suggestion to make sure I didn't delete the photo I want to keep. For example, I have a few portrait photos, but the suggested best one is the one that my eyes are closed... 2. Feels dumb, I have similar photos because I applied filters through other apps like Instagram or VSCO, I want to keep them not others. 3. Some interactions are very complicated, there are photos I know I can let the app do whatever, I just need one, the app can delete the rest. There are no quicker ways for me to select them from the 1732 similar photos I just unlocked and delete them. It's probably faster if I just do it from the camera roll. Hope this will help. Looking forward to the next version.
Dmytro Bilkun
Maker
@huangdun Thanks for the feedback, it’s very helpful! The “best result” functionality is definitely tricky, and we’re constantly working on improving the app’s suggestions. User preferences like which copies they’d rather keep are worth looking into as well.
Nikolay Siabrenko
If I'm not mistaken Google Photos have similar functionality or not? I have 10 similar photos of my dog and Google Photos take the best photo and delete other.
Alexander Yemelyanov
Maker
@nikolay_siabrenko are you sure that Google Photos can do it? They propose you only to delete cluttered photos and nothing more.
Nikolay Siabrenko
@ymlnv Sorry, it's function in my phone
Alexander Yemelyanov
Maker
@nikolay_siabrenko Android?
Nikolay Siabrenko
@ymlnv Yes.
Lisa Dziuba
That's super useful! Pity, that you don't have it for Android ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Dmytro Bilkun
Maker
@lisadziuba Not yet. But who knows where this is going to take us 😉
Lisa Dziuba
@dmytro_bilkun will see on your next Product Hunt release :)
Ayush Chandra
Great job !! 😊 Will check it out
Dmytro Bilkun
Maker
@ayush_chandra Thanks! Really hope you'll like it.
Valia
one of the most helpful features for girls, I think :) You shouldn't choose one of the best photos by yourself anymore, Gemini Photos will do it instead of you! Love it!
Dmytro Bilkun
Maker
@valiahavruliyk Thank you 😎 Really hope it will work out great for you.
Lisa Dziuba
@valiahavruliyk @dmytro_bilkun Girls' stuff https://media.giphy.com/media/26BRHLPZgy80QDw64/giphy.gif
Dmytro Bilkun
Maker
@valiahavruliyk @lisadziuba Looking good 😎 With Gemini Photos It's all about having 'space' on your iPhone after all [bad alien joke, sorry]
Ahmed
Wow! Congratulations on the launch! 🤟 What an amazing and smart approach to such frequent problem with Camera Roll.
Dmytro Bilkun
Maker
@geek_1001 Thanks:) Yeah, hoping to save quite a lot of people's time here 😎
Alexander Yemelyanov
Maker
@geek_1001 Thank you!
Daria Staverska
Congrats on the wonderful app!
Dmytro Bilkun
Maker
@daria_staverska1 Thank you so much! Glad you liked it 😃
Oude Dibbes
The app crashes at photo #1184. Again and again
Lisa Dziuba
@oudedibbes 🤔 magic number...
Dmytro Bilkun
Maker
@oudedibbes That's really weird. We have submitted a new app version to the App Store with a couple of fixes of crashes like 4 hours ago. Hoping this would help in your case 🙏.
Dmytro Bilkun
Maker
@oudedibbes @lisadziuba magic indeed 🎩🐇
Dmytro Bilkun
Maker
@oudedibbes Hey, we've released an update yesterday with some crash fixes. Hopefully they also cover your mysterious case 🙂.
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