AI-Powered Photos App for the Decentralized Web
- Freemium • Open Source
- Photo Manager
- Photo Sharing App
- Image Hosting Service
- Raspberry Pi
What is PhotoPrism?
PhotoPrism® is an AI-Powered Photos App for the Decentralized Web. It makes use of the latest technologies to tag and find pictures automatically without getting in your way. You can run it at home, on a private server, or in the cloud.
Our mission is to provide the most user- and privacy-friendly solution to keep your pictures organized and accessible. PhotoPrism was designed from the ground up to run wherever you need it, with no compromise on freedom, privacy, or functionality:
- Browse all your photos and videos without worrying about RAW conversion, duplicates or video formats
- Easily find specific pictures using powerful search filters
- Recognizes the faces of your family and friends
- Automatic Classification of pictures based on their content and location
- Play Live Photos by hovering over them in albums and search results
- Since the User Interface is a Progressive Web App, it provides a native app-like experience, and you can conveniently install it on the home screen of all major operating systems and mobile devices
- Includes 4 high-resolution World Maps to bring back the memories of your favorite trips
- Metadata is extracted and merged from Exif, XMP, and other sources such as Google Photos
- Many more image properties like Colors, Chroma, and Quality can be searched as well
- Use PhotoSync to securely backup iOS and Android phones in the background
- WebDAV clients such as Microsoft's Windows Explorer and Apple's Finder can connect directly to PhotoPrism, allowing you to open, edit, and delete files from your computer as if they were local
Because we are 100% self-funded and independent, we can promise you that we will never sell your data and that we will always be transparent about our software and services. Your data will also never be shared with Google, Amazon, Facebook, or Apple unless you intentionally upload files to one of their services.
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- Photo Manager
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- WebDAV Server
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PhotoPrism is the best alternative for Google Photos I found so far. It has a very nice UI and I love the automatic tagging features. It saves a lot of time organising my photo collection. A huge recommendation for everyone looking for a long term solution that respects privacy.
It is fast and easy to setup
A question to all of the "easy set up" commenters: what OS are you using? This is listed as a Windows app and as FOSS. It is decidedly neither (freemium at best). At any rate "First install Docker....." is not the beginning of any easy installation I've ever encountered.
We know that many people are not familiar with Docker. Packages for even easier installation are on our to-do list for this year.
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Face detection was very efficient. The navigation speed is fast. I try the new nextcloud feature (September 2022) and it was very slow and not efficient.
I have updated this comment. It's not that easy to find the 'sponsored information' on their website (it's not listed on the 'feature comparison' between versions for example) but in the app to change the theme I was sent to Patreon where the options are £2/mo contribution (no 'sponsor' features, including no theme changes) or £6.50/mo for contributor features and theme changes. There is indeed a single payment option for those that want to do that, the only place this is available however is via GitHub.
Given my experience was installing the app, expecting it to look like the screenshots available everywhere (that's not the install you'll get, more of a 'grey and white' looking main interface, rather than the white on black featured in screenshots) and then ending up on Patreon looking at the prices I felt this was disingenuous, especially as this is where I ended up looking for how to be a contributor.
In the effort of transparency, my original comment is below, which I updated after seeing the links written in a reply and have modified it based on that. For whatever reason I didn't find the Single Payment option (which is $20) and my comment was written from that perspective of frustration, it was not my intent to upset anyone but rather describe my experience so it is not repeated.
Original Comment ~ Early March, 2022:
The software seems okay, but apparently changing the theme of the interface to a dark mode skin is a "sponsored only" feature, which costs £6.50/month on patreon to be given the instructions on how to enable it.
This is not made clear in any of their "getting started pages" so I feel it's quite dishonest, and personally I cannot afford £6.50 a month just so I can have an interface that doesn't make my eyes hurt.
Rather upsetting, really. I can't make this much of a financial contribution to a project. Normally how I contribute to open source software is by reporting issues and if it's written in a language I can code, I can create pull requests for fixes, because I can't afford a financial contribution given I'm on a low income.
I'm gonna have a look at librephotos and try that out and maybe see if I can contribute to their code.
As a thank you for supporting the development of PhotoPrism, sponsors get access to additional features.
This is communicated transparently in our docs (https://docs.photoprism.app/funding/) as well as in our readme (https://github.com/photoprism/photoprism#readme).
Students and anyone else on a budget can currently get access to sponsor features such as dark themes for $20/year (https://github.com/sponsors/photoprism).
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I have found out how I got where I was. In the app you click to "Become a sponsor" the link takes you directly to Patreon, not to the page to show that there are other ways to donate. You can see this in the demo app at https://demo.photoprism.app/about so the "Become a sponsor" is a fairly prominent link. I have since updated my comment to better reflect the full picture.
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Thank you for your feedback.
We are a small team and do our best to communicate everything transparently. Note that most of our time goes into developing the software, so there is not much time to update the homepage etc.
We will add a feature comparison between the free and the sponsor version as soon as possible so that users can find this information more easily. Also note that annual subscribers of the £2/mo Patreon tier get access to the sponsor features.
Contributors may request access to sponsor features at any time.
Reply written ago
Very good at face recognition. Powerful and platform independent
Better than google photos