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Are you an avid shutterbug or photographer looking for an easier way to share photos to the people you photograph? Waldo is your perfect photography companion — deliver photos directly to people you photograph in near real-time, using secure facial recognition!

As featured on CBS This Morning, USA Today, Citizen Times, TechCrunch, and more, Waldo has delivered 3,311,750 photos in 2019 and the number keeps growing in 2020!

“Every parent on closing day says ‘You can change whatever you want to change about camp but don’t change Waldo! We love it!’” — Larry Johnson from Camp Skyline


Waldo lets you manage your photos easily, and deliver photos directly to the people you photograph.

It’s super easy. As the photographer, all you have to do is upload photos to Waldo and invite people you photograph to view their photos. When those you photograph receive an invite, they download Waldo, submit a selfie, and Waldo’s secure facial recognition matches them to the photos you snapped — matched photos are then delivered immediately to their phones, and you don’t have to lift a finger!


The #1 reason people love Waldo is because Waldo can deliver photos in near real-time, directly to the phones of the people that would cherish them. With Waldo’s secure, proprietary facial and numbered jersey recognition, Waldo can find photos within milliseconds and immediately sends these photos via the app or mobile text. Instead of answering phone calls and sifting through albums to find photos like needles in a haystack, nobody has to lift a finger — Waldo does all the work!


We get it, facial recognition sounds like a privacy concern. We take it very seriously — and that’s why we’re amazing at it. Facial recognition photo-finding is fully optional for every user, and every gallery and album in Waldo comes with tailored security permissions, such as ‘No Post to Social’ permissions, ‘Do Not Publish’ permissions, and more. Waldo’s photo-finding powers are only activated with secure two-factor authentication, ensuring that the privacy of our users will always be protected.


With Waldo, you can enjoy cloud storage space with real-time syncing for your photos. Upload every photo you snap in glorious high-resolution — the way it’s meant to be — and manage them easily with galleries and albums. Every photo is stored in the cloud, meaning you can access them anywhere, and more importantly, upload photos from anywhere — you can even upload photos wirelessly from your DSLR in real-time to your Waldo album!


As easily as you can invite people you photographed, you can also invite people to contribute photos to your galleries and albums. Imagine you’re at an event like a wedding or sports game — you can invite people that attended the same event to contribute their photos, and Waldo will deliver those photos as well.


We call them Waldograms — beautiful, personalized postcards that you can create and send within a few simple taps! Pick a photo, personalize your message AND stamp (super fun), write an address, and you’re good to go — Waldo prints and mails it for you. Every Waldo is printed on ultra high quality 5x7, 120# UV-coated gloss covers and enjoys USPS first class delivery, with postage on the house.

Waldo is being used by shutterbugs, photographers, and organizations around the world, including:
- Summer camps
- Schools
- Youth sporting events
- Weddings
- Resorts and attractions
- Gatherings
- College bid days
- Corporate events

"During our in-service day where staff, parents, and myself were taking photos at multiple locations all around town. I was able to receive everyone's photos, share with parents, and post to our social media all within an hour! Our parents were thrilled!" — Katsy Joiner from Bracken Christian School

What’s New

Version 6.2.2

Fixes an issue where "Gift a Waldogram" option would become available even if the user was not eligible for it

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
9.4K Ratings

9.4K Ratings

DeeMarie1215 ,

Finds faces fabulously

This app is great if you don’t want to scroll through hundreds of photos to find the three or four of your own child. Their face recognition technology is spot-on, too. If you provide a clear, well-lit photo of your child, Waldo does a great job at finding his/her face among even large crowds. I love it. We buy it every year when our son is at camp. At his camp, half the cost goes back to camp as a donation, so that makes it even better. :)

flyersmom88 ,

The App seems good if you actually received pictures

Waldo was chosen as the photographer for a hockey tournament . I paid in advance and didn’t see any photo’s. When I reached out, they told me there were still two games left and photographer would be there. I reached out several more times and still no photos. Finally, several days later, I received three not so great pictures of almost the same exact shot. I reached out again and they told me they would refund my money. That doesn’t change the fact that I missed out on photos of this year’s event because I was told to relax and let them take the pictures. I am so unhappy. They acted like it wasn’t a big deal at all. I hope the tournament goes back to photographer that was used in prior years because this was an absolute failure. We always get the team package and get amazing shots. I don’t even have a team picture now because I have not seen it and because I don’t trust it to be decent, I refuse to send Waldo money to buy it. I am going to look into reporting them to the BBB because of the complete failure of providing what was promised.

Mbenn14 ,

Great idea, needs improvement

I love getting texts that my daughter has been spotted at camp. It’s always so much fun to see what she’s up to. However, I still find myself scrolling through the hundreds of photos each day because some of hers were missed by Waldo. Also, I received some false alarms—the faces found weren’t actually my daughter’s. There doesn’t seem to be any way to delete those photos from our album. Great idea, but given that I still need to scroll through all the photos, I miss the free system that our camp had.

App Privacy

The developer, Waldo Photos, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Purchases
  • Financial Info
  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Identifiers
  • Diagnostics

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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