FilterPixel Photo Culling AI Software Increases Workflow Productivity by 75%

FilterPixel automates the process of looking for photographs that are not good enough to be framed and added to your portfolio of work. Artificial Intelligence is used to automatically scan the images and separate those that are not worthy. This saves time browsing hundreds of photos and inspecting each one carefully to identify blurred or focus problems.

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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. You can fine tune it to recognize closed eyes, which is when a subject blinks right as the shutter shuts. It also detects facial expressions. ‘AI sliders’ allows users to raise or lower the sharpness thresholds to change the filtered output. Software will automatically organize duplicate images into a stack of cards and group them.

The software can be installed on a Windows/macOS computer and is not dependent on its hardware capabilities. FilterPixel uses the cloud power to cull photos. This means that even the most customized culling profiles will not be overloaded on the 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 is a professional portrait photographer who believes FilterPixel makes it easier to get work done quicker. Nikki states, “It’s better to work smarter rather than harder.” FilterPixel is one way I’ve been able to save time. 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 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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