Fototriever means no more searching and scrolling through endless photos, simply speak or enter search text, and the photo is quickly found.
“I kept looking at photos on my camera, and I couldn’t remember who some of the people were on some of the trips I was on,” says Fototriever co-creator Dr. Alan Jeroff. “In the olden days I would always write on the back of the photo who the people were in the photo. That’s simply not possible in today’s digital-only world!”
Dr. Jeroff discussed this issue with his associate, Dr. Dennis Nimchuk, and they decided to hire a computer science programmer from the University of British Columbia to help them develop the app. The pair are thrilled with the results.
“When I was in Palm Springs at a tennis match, I took photos. Back in the hotel room later that evening is when I tagged them. I was able to tag them by players, score, stats and opponents,” continues Dr. Jeroff. “Then, I was able to use my voice to search for the photos by simply saying a player’s name, the score, stats, or opponent, and the correct photos were instantly retrieved and displayed!”
By using Fototriever photographers can avoid the frustration of repetitive swiping to find their images. The user tags the photos as they’re taken (or they can be tagged at a later time), using the traditional formula of “how,” “what,” “where,” and “when.” The app allows creating tags either by the traditional keyboard method or by using the iPhone’s microphone to speak the tags.
Once the photos have been tagged, a photographer can then use voice commands to instantly find an image. For example, saying “Birthday, Zoo, Jonathan, March 2018” or any one of these words will instantly bring up all photos that have been tagged of Jonathan’s birthday at the zoo in March. Even years later, images can quickly be found with simple voice or text command. “See it, say it, save it.”
Main Features of Fototriever:
* Quickly tags photos as they are created, using voice or text
* Voice or text tag any photo already in your Photo Library
* Retrieve any photo anytime by voice or text
* Share photos by AirDrop, email, text, or social media
* Print images to AirPrint-compatible printers
* Totally free, no in-app purchases or subscriptions needed