Click, click, click…. clickclickclickclickclickclick… snap… snap….snap………….snap………..click!
You don’t want to miss a moment with your kids and just like that expensive family photographer you hired last year, you take enough photos to fill an entire album in one afternoon just so you can be sure you have the best photos possible. The only problem with the hundred of photos you are taking is going cross-eyed trying to look at them later.
“Which one was it that I liked best? Ugh!!! I can’t remember!”
Lumific is a FREE photo app that is setting the standard for mobile gallery apps. What makes Lumific magical is once its downloaded, the app parses through your phone’s photos and organizes them into event-themed apps. Lumific defines an “event” as photos that were taken at the same place and time, more or less, such as all photos with similar timestamps in a particular park. The app also automatically stacks duplicate photos and selects the best one to show you.
Lumific’s other awesome trick is the automatic editing of your photos, including enhancing (sharpening, fixed exposure, vibrancy), rotating, and cropping. The app has also added new features include search and GIF viewing.
Easily scroll through photo groups: Lumific makes searching through my pictures easier and less stressful. I often take several groups of photos at a time. During each session, I may have thirty-plus photos to look through. If I am searching for something specific afterwards, I can get a little annoyed with all of the scrolling. The Lumific app allows me to quickly find the group of photos I am looking for, so I can get my sharing tasks completed quickly and move on with my day.
Lumified photos. I still edit the photos to my liking, but the app does remove some of the errors for me. In the photo below Lumific cropped out the blur on the bottom right corner and cleaned up the colors slightly. Again, I still need to do more before this photo appears on the blog for the coffee maker review, but it is a start. I imagine the corrections made to everyday family photos will be great.
Note: The Lumified photo is the same size as the uncropped/unedited photo. Lumific’s cropping didn’t change the image’s dimensions of my files.
Effortless? No, Lumific isn’t effortless because I didn’t always agree with Lumific’s choices. Thus, it is still important to look at the photos Lumific hides. If you are like me, you may have a picture you prefer stacked behind the top choice in the photo sequence. It is important to know that an app can only do so much.
Easy Deleting! When you are satisfied with the photos behind Lumific’s choice, you can easily delete the rest! If a group of similar photos was selected to be deleted, Lumific will ask you if you want to delete the entire group or just the duplicate photos that were hidden. Select “Delete duplicates only” if you want to keep the best in the group OR select “Delete photo and duplicates” if you don’t like any of the photos in that group. Don’t worry, before Lumific does anything, it will ask you to confirm.
The Lumific Blog:
After you install Lumific on your android device be sure to stop by their blog to take a look at a few how-to’s and video tutorials. Lumific does so much to help simplify your photo files that it may take some extra few minutes to learn everything.
I found using Lumific on my tablet much more difficult than using it on a phone. I would like to see the app development team provide more instructions for tablet users on their blog too.
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★ Search your photos by date, location and scene.
★ Automatically picks the best photo from similar photos.
★ Automatically enhances, straightens and crops all photos.
★ Simple swipe gestures to highlight and edit albums.
★ See all your highlighted albums in a single view.
★ Hide individual photos from view.
★ Play Animated GIFs and Videos.
✓ Share edited photos via Gmail, WhatsApp, Facebook and more.
✓ Select the folders that contain your photos.
✓ Set edited photos as your wallpaper.
✓ Delete photos from your device.