See Intelligent Search in Apple Photos in Action
For me, the Intelligent Search features in Apple’s Photos app, or what Apple refers to as “Advanced computer vision”, was one of those things that gets announced and then most people promptly forget about. However, once you actually try it, it’s actually pretty impressive, and while not perfect, it shows where the technology is going.
I recently started using it, and I was actually really surprised by how well it was working. While this technology has featured in a few other places, on Flickr for example, it’s interesting to see it in mainstream use. I really wish it would expand to other applications too. I would love to be able to search my Lightroom library like this, or use it to automatically add keywords to images. I’m sure this is a matter of time.
In this short video I wanted to give you a demonstration of this in action, so I just tried searching for a few things in my photos library to show you what happens. It’s not a deep analysis of the technology or anything, but rather a quick visual demo. I think in a few years time, this has the potential to make photographer’s lives a lot easier.
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