Shine by Sunshine 4+

Group photo sharing & events

Sunshine Products, Inc.

    • 4.4 • 68 Ratings
    • Free

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Shine – easy, intuitive, group photo sharing. With Shine, a photo belongs to a time and a place, and the people who were there.

With the Shine app, you get beautifully curated group albums from future, current, and even past events. Whether you are on a trip, at a party, or just hanging out, you can get started in a few simple steps:

1. Create an album with a time and place.
2. Pick your mode: Magic (Shine’s AI decides what is shareworthy) or Manual (you select photos to share).
3. Invite others to the album.

Presto! The group’s photos will be brought into an album that has shareworthy, full resolution photos and smart filtering to remove duplication.

What sets Shine apart:

- Photo curation. Shine uses AI to understand which pictures are shareworthy for an album. That means looking at where and when they were taken, who is in them, and clustering photos of the same scene or moment. It also avoids photos that you likely don’t want to share with a group (screenshots, personal selfies). In Magic Mode, shareworthy photos are automatically uploaded to the album and, for the photos Shine isn’t sure about, it asks you. In Manual Mode, Shine’s AI identifies shareworthy photos. Only when you have reviewed and approved the suggestions are your photos uploaded to our servers.
- Suggested albums. With your permission, Shine’s AI analyzes your photos to look for patterns that indicate groups of photos you may want to share as albums. Then, with just a few taps, you can share those photos (in case you forgot to do so at the time!). And, in return, you’ll get the photos that your friends took.
- Share with ease. Easy sharing means always getting the photo. Shine makes it frictionless to share an album with the right group of people. You can invite with an album code, link, or QR code. Plus, if you’ve shared other albums before, Shine makes it easy to share with the same friends again. You can share photos you took in the past or set up an album for the future.
- Engage in the moment. Shine gives reminders about albums you’ve been invited to join, photos you’ve taken that may be shareworthy, and new photos that are shared with you. Plus, Shine has reactions, captions, and comments built right in, so you can react to your friends’ photos and they can react to yours. And, Shine organizes it all into a compelling activity feed on your homescreen.
- Works flawlessly with events. Shine is the built-in photo sharing for Shine’s invited events. Now participating in event photo sharing is as easy as RSVPing yes. Every event created on Shine automatically has a shared photo album defined by the invite’s place and time. Once you RSVP, you are added to the shared album. All you have to do is install the Shine app. When you are at the event, photos you take will be shared (magically or manually, in accordance with your preference) and photos other guests take will be shared with you. And, like all Shine albums, they will be curated, clustered, and available in full resolution.

Try it today and you’ll instantly get beautiful, shareworthy albums.

Any feedback? Contact us at or tweet us @sunshineapp

What’s New

Version 1.0.22

Bug fixes and performance improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
68 Ratings

68 Ratings

LNhmb ,

Fast and efficient photo sharing!

I love how seamlessly event photos are shared with this app. Photos are organized and shared by event and by the people who were there. No need to collect and message for photos! It’s a fun way to experience the event from different perspectives, and from people you aren’t directly connected with outside of the event.

sean-sull ,

Great app but core product is lacking

Shine has a great organization to their app and it’s clear they had a good focus on making a working product. But there’s a few issues.

The main problem with this app is it *compresses* your photos. I’m not sharing wedding / formal event / vacation pics with people just so they can get some awful over compressed image. I want them to get the HIGH quality original pics. Also this app strips all the metadata from your photos. So any photos your friends download from this app will be stripped of the time they were taken, the camera they were taken with, the location, basically all kinds of good stuff you can use to organize your photos later. This app makes everything a headache. The developers focused on efficiency and cost savings rather than actually making a good product experience, and that’s kind of sad. I wish they would have a paid version and then they keep all that extra, because I don’t want people to get bad quality pics, I would rather they get no photos at all than ugly photos they can’t do anything with.

Developer Response ,

Hello sean-sull, Thank you so much for your feedback! We hear you loud and clear and are working diligently to make sure everyone receives high-resolution quality pictures and not lose the magic of those memories. Please rest assured that we have the images in full resolution, and when your friends download images that is what they receive. We will also be approving the photo viewing experience in the app. Do not hesitate to reach out to should you experience any other issues. Kind Regards, The Sunshine Team

AjinkyaKher ,

Simple app!

That works really well for its use case. Would love to see it expand to auto group albums based on not just events, but also other factors like people, activity etc.


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