CullAi 4+

AI Assistant for Photographers

BookMyShoot Technologies Private Limited

    • 3.4 • 7 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



CullAi is an AI assistant for professional photographers to select final photos from a photoshoot.

◆ Auto Rates Photos by Face Quality
Based on:
• Bad lighting conditions
• Out of focus primary subjects
• Camera shake
• Closed eyes

Uses Configurable mapping from Ai score to Ratings.

◆ Groups Similar Photos and Auto Picks Best Ones
User Configured Rules and Face Quality of all Important People is considered while Auto Picking Photos in a Group.
As this is a subjective choice you can Manually Flag Photos as Picked, Unflagged & Rejected. Rejected photos are never Auto Picked.

◆ Adjust Grouping Sensitivity
You can adjust Grouping Sensitivity and Grouping Time Gap to influence grouping.
Higher sensitivity will group more photos together which could be less similar.

◆ Filter Bad Quality Photos
Filter out Photos based on Ratings and Flags.
Export, Share and Drag out only Filtered or Selected photos.

◆ Auto Detects Important People
CullAi automatically treats people who appear often in photos as more important. You can override this to indicate which people are more important.
Consider, for example, a wedding in which the bride and groom are more important than one of the guests who may also appear often in the photos.

◆ Edit and Sync Ratings and Labels Metadata
Supports reading and writing both inbuilt and sidecar Metadata.
Helps Sending Auto Ratings to your Favorite App.

◆ Drag and Drop
Drag In and Drag Out Photos to and from Other Apps Like Finder, Lr, Lrc, Apple Photos etc.

◆ Keyboard Shortcuts
To Sprint through All Photos and Adjusting Ratings, Labels and Flags

◆ Supports all Raw Photos supported by Apple for your MacOS version
Does not yet handle RAW+JPG, please either import RAW or JPG

◆ Supports Apple Standard Share Mechanism and Export to Folder
For Sharing Final Photo set with People or Editing Apps, Also supports Export to Folder

◆ In App Purchase
By default you get CullAi Lite Version for free. CullAi Lite Version can only import and process 50 photos at a time. You can buy CullAi Standard Version any time, which does not impose any restrictions on number of photos you can import and process at a time. You can also try standard version for 14 Days by purchasing Free 14 Day Trial in-app purchase.

What’s New

Version 1.7.0

Seamless upgrade to OptiCull on launch

Ratings and Reviews

3.4 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

LarsMacmini ,

Best Cull "IA" app I have yet tried

Does a very good job of selecting the most valuable photo in a folder. This is the core technology that makes it a promising app. Developer has already noted valuable future features. Can't wait.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for your kind words, stay tuned, lot more coming..

Sai-en ,

Underwhelming, Try Photo Mechanic instead

Decided to download this after seeing an artlicle about it on PetaPixel. It seemd promising. However, it's a half in the bag product. Importing is decently quick. But in Photo Mechanic importing isn't necessary.

I imported 2100 images. The import took about 1min 30secs. But still It took such a long time to generate thumbnails and recognize faces. But once imported it's unclear how to manually cull images. Overall it's unclear how to use the software.

The culling flow is terrible. You have to click and image to star it as a favorite. Once you click the image, a large view displays and then you can click the star. That's too much clicking.

Very basic menu options with no real functinality in the menu. I wold not recommend purchasing this. Instead purchase Photo Mechanic. Although it's more expensive, you save time like FRICKING CRAZY culling with Photo Mechanic. I'm a wedding photographer with 19 years of experience and I can I have wasted tons of time culling with other means and through Lightroom. Best of luck!

Developer Response ,

Thanks for feedback, Assuming 2100 photos were from same photoshoot, as CullAi is meant to process photos from one photoshoot at a time. Assuming generating thumbnails took 1.5 mins, and Ai analysis took somewhere around 5 mins for 2100 photos.

We think it is efficient to go through 50-200 distinct auto culled photo groups after 5-10 mins of background Ai analysis rather than manually checking 2100 photos one by one in photo mechanic. Having said that we are working on to minimise importing and analysis time even further.

We understand shortcomings in our first version and have released 1.1, which has keyboard shortcuts for sprinting through all photo groups and Ui help elements among other things to address your concern. Please give it a try and stay tuned, we won't stop until it is fastest, accurate and feature rich culling experience.

Some of our upcoming features:
- group view showing similar image grid with all images zoomed in to faces / salient features in single key stroke
- more robust and compatible rating system
- inter operability with editing apps like Lr

We are in no way criticising Photo Mechanic, but we don't see much point in comparing CullAi to Photo Mechanic as it doesn't give ability to
1. group similar photos to compare them and better manage while culling
2. filter photos with objectively bad quality photos - out of focus, closed eyes, bad lighting
3. detect people in photoshoot to select better photos in groups of similar photos

SGT Mazz1 ,

What the heck!

I tried an import on the Lite version and it didn't do anything. So I tried the Trial Version and it STILL didn't import anything.

So I looked to cancel the trial before it charges me, and I can't FIND how to cancel the trial. Looks like I may need to find an attorney for when they illegally charge me card.

Developer Response ,

Regarding payments: TLDR; At end of 14 day trial Apple will not charge you automatically. As of today, both 14 day Trial and Standard version are one time in app purchases. If you approve 14 day Trial, as it is free nothing is charged. Apple will only charge when you specifically buy Standard version one time purchase. Apple confirms with you before doing so. In any case you can always ask for refund from Apple.

Regarding your experience: We are sorry that your import did not work. Please forward us details of same on our given support id: (you can also click support button on toolbar in app to do same). We will be more than happy to help you.

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