Aftershoot Pro review: The promise of an AI assistant who’ll take away all the gruntwork

Aftershoot Pro review: The promise of an AI assistant who’ll take away all the gruntwork
Aftershoot Pro review: The promise of an AI assistant who’ll take away all the gruntwork

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you’ve noticed the onslaught of AI these days. As the state of the art of machine learning moves forwards in leaps and bounds, it’s making headlines on a daily basis. And in pretty much every field, software makers are quickly integrating new AI tools into their creations.

This is definitely true of photography software, and one salient example can be found in Aftershoot Pro, a program aimed at professional photographers who capture images en masse, and who tend to have clearly-defined subjects and shooting styles. Aftershoot uses AI-based algorithms to automatically cull and edit photos from large shoots, making light work of the hitherto-tedious tasks going through enormous piles of photos.

Aftershoot works best on photos that share a distinct style. If you’re a portrait, event or sports photographer who churns out similar photos by the ream, you’ll want to take a closer look at what Aftershoot can do to speed up your workflow. If you’re a more casual shooter who tends to flit from subject to subject, or someone who’s constantly pushing your boundaries and reinventing your artistic style, well…you aren’t really the target here.

Aftershoot Pro Key features

  • Automatically culls your images and assigns ratings and color tags to each one
  • Groups duplicates and flags shots that are blurred or have closed eyes
  • (Currently in beta) Can learn and mimic your editing style
  • Aimed at professionals who handle very large quantities of images
  • Available for macOS or Windows and works with Lightroom or Capture One
  • Charges a monthly or annual subscription but no per-image fees
  • Editing features will come at an extra, as-yet-unannounced cost

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