Canon’s New App Culls Photos with Artificial Intelligence

announced the Photo Culling app, the company’s new software for iOS that is built on a newly-announced proprietary artificial intelligence. Canon advertises its new app as a “digital photo assistant” to help select your best images based on four key parameters.

Starting with the core of its new app, Canon announced that it has built a Computer Vision Artificial Intelligence Engine named PHIL, which is abbreviated from “Photography Intelligence Learning.” This is the debut of the company’s AI engine which it has chosen to deploy first as the base of its new culling application.

Keypoint Intelligence, 1.4 trillion photos were taken worldwide in 2020 and 7.4 trillion images were stored,” Canon writes. “With these staggering numbers, it could be overwhelming for the average consumer to decide what photos are best to keep and store.”

The Photo Culling app has two culling options: Whole Culling and Similar Culling.

Whole Culling determines the best photos based on what Canon defines as the “absolute best scores” that the AI grants based on the four aforementioned models. If the score is over the threshold the user sets, the photo is considered to be the best. The remaining images would be suggested as deletions.

Canon Photo Culling app is available from the iOS app store (no mention of Google Play availability was noted) and is supported by subscription options: $2.99 per month or $14.99 for the year. You can try the app out for free for three days ahead of making any purchasing decisions.

(via Canon Watch)

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