What is FilterPixel Assist?
FilterPixel Assist is the latest and exclusive invite-only feature introduced in FilterPixel 2.2.1 that is going to immensely help countless photographers who want to save time in Photo Culling through AI.
For the past year, our team has been taking feedback from thousands of photographers worldwide. Many Photographers (especially wedding photographers) in the industry have pointed out their problem with AI culling: the AI is not accurately picking the selections according to their preferences.
Previously, photographers have to go through all the selections made by the AI to review and make the changes (reject or select) to teach the AI their preferences. However, this process was very time-consuming and tedious.
To help photographers get the most accurate results as soon as possible, we decided to create FilterPixel Assist which is a new feature that provides a personalized culling solution within 24 to 72 hours.
This feature is currently in beta and is available to a handful of users. You can apply to assist using our “Apply for Assist” page.
How to use FilterPixel Assist?
To get started with personalized culling using FilterPixel assist, follow these steps:
- Click on ‘Train Assist’ on the top right of the FilterPixel welcome screen (check the image below for reference) and you will see a new window asking for an assistant selection screen.
Select the category between Weddings, and portraits or create a new one and upload their photos into their respective folders.
For Image formats, Filterpixel supports all the leading RAW formats & JPEGs. Here is the list: NEF ; CR3 ; HEIC ; JPG ; CR2 ; DNG ; ARW ; 3FR ; DCR ; ORF ; RW2 ; RAW ; PEF ; RAF ; PSD
In case you want to train a separate personalized model that is not a portrait or wedding, you can create a new model by clicking on ‘create new’.
This requires you to name the model and provide a description for it. This is so you can easily remember which photos you have uploaded in this model and select it the next time you are culling similar photos.
Make sure you upload the photos that you have previously accepted, into the accepted section and the rejected (and unselected) photos into the unselected section.
Note: It is not necessary to upload only the bad shots in unselected section. Just upload all the images in the unselected section that you wouldn’t personally select.
We would recommend uploading at least 4000 photos but the more photos you upload, the better the accuracy of the AI will be in selecting the photos according to your preferences!
- Wait for the uploading process to be completed. After it is done, click on ‘Submit Now.
Uploading is in progress here. After submitting your photos, a screen will appear saying ‘FilterPixel Assist is learning’.
You will get an email right after this, informing you about the status of your personalized model and when it will be ready for you to use.
The usual time to train a model is 24-72 hours depending on the number of requests we have for FilterPixel Assist.
After your model is trained, you can create a new project and cull photos using the AI model that has learned from your past selections and rejections, making it your own personalized assistant!
Benefits of using FilterPixel Assist:
FillterPixel Assist is a game-changing feature that sets it apart from all the other Photo Culling software, and here are some reasons why you should be using it as a photographer:
- Higher accuracy:
FilterPixel Assist offers higher accuracy in selecting photos as it has trained the AI specifically on your previously culled photos. This means that the AI knows your preferences and is ready to take the same parameters into account that you take while selecting photos from your newer projects.
- Saves your time: FilterPixel Assist saves hours by selecting photos based on your preferences by learning from your own personal data.
- Faster learning for AI: Unlike all the other AI Culling software, FilterPixel assist takes into your preferences for selecting photos within 24-72 hours of submitting your data and provides you with a personalized AI experience.
FilterPixel 2.2.1 is one of the most significant updates within the Photo Culling software industry.
With personalized culling, the AI is going to help photographers in the most mundane part of their work by training itself from their previous culled project, thus saving HOURS of work!