So today, I’m checking out an app for the iPhone called Photo Stats. It’s objective is to tell me all about the photos I take. I think the most useful thing I learned in this trial is how to do a screen capture of my iPhone (hold the menu button and click on the on/off switch) – who knew?
What did PhotoStats tell me?
I took 59 photos in North America (shocker), mainly in SF, but a few in Truckee and West Hollywood, most of my pics are taken in the afternoon, in portrait mode, what my shutter speed was, my most productive date was April 4th, etc.
The data wasn’t very interesting for me, but I don’t think I’m the target audience (with a toddler at home, I don’t do much travelling these days, and most pics are of my little munchkin). But if I harken back to pre-toddler days when I traveled a lot and took pics of more diverse (yet less cute) subjects, I suspect it would have been cool to see an infographic of my pics.
What I liked?
- Nice graphics
What I didn’t like
- Cost $0.99 (I didn’t budget $ for this obsession, but I guess it’s not so bad)
- iPhone only (good thing I have one)
- Kind of useless info (I’m not taking fancy pics from my iPhone)
- Only looks at current pics on iPhone
Is there a business use for this? I don’t really see it. What I think is more useful is if the app hit the photo library on my hard drive and then told me this information – most of my pics are from my DSLR and these include pics from all over the world and different shutter speed. Maybe I’ll look around for an tool that would do that.