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!
@ymlnv great use of P.S. to address primary concern
@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!
@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.
Ok, its work for duplicate photos of 😸
But what about 🐕 ?
@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 😸
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.
Cool promo video:)
@alexandra_tonkonog they have awesome promo videos and awesome cats 🐱 🐱 🐱
@alexandra_tonkonog @lisadziuba ❤️
Finally, I can clean my iPhone 🤗
@perpetuous Awesome, thanks. Will be looking forward to hearing your feedback.
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?
@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.
This is awesome. Exactly what I needed. Maybe finally I will go back to my photos in Camera Roll. I hate this mess.
@ariel_jedrzejczak Cool. Thanks. Do let us know how it goes 😉
How cool is that. Waiting for Android version :)
@graver_ua @ua_philka need it for Android too!
@graver_ua Android app would be great!
@plokhoj Thanks! 🙃😀
Sometimes I will have the same photo saved in multiple social media folders.
Will it delete those photos as well?
@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.
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.
@oksana_medvedieva Glad you liked it! 😄
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.
@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.
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@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.
@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
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.
@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.
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.
@nikolay_siabrenko are you sure that Google Photos can do it?
They propose you only to delete cluttered photos and nothing more.
@ymlnv Sorry, it's function in my phone
That's super useful! Pity, that you don't have it for Android ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
@lisadziuba Not yet. But who knows where this is going to take us 😉
@dmytro_bilkun will see on your next Product Hunt release :)
Great job !! 😊 Will check it out
@ayush_chandra Thanks! Really hope you'll like it.
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!
@valiahavruliyk Thank you 😎 Really hope it will work out great for you.