‘Impala’ for iOS: Sort iPhone Photos Automatically into Categories

If you have at tonne of photos in your Camera Roll like I do, sorting them can be a pain. But a relatively new app called Impala can do the hard work for you. Using their concept detection software, the app can sort your images into categories such as food, babies, cats, etc:

Impala is the first mobile app in the world that automatically sorts the photos on your phone. You do not have to manually label each and every image: Impala “looks” into your photos and videos and recognizes what’s inside. For instance, Impala can recognize cats, sunsets, beaches, and so on. Impala then automatically creates photo albums and organizes your photos. For privacy: You’re good. The app does not transmit any of your data to cloud services.

The app only scans your images and does not upload them to the cloud or modify or delete them, which it makes it clear before you use it.

IPhone 4 Impala

We tested out Impala and it sorted over our Camera Roll which had over 3,000 images (we would have had more to sort but exported a tonne since iOS 7.1 asked for at least 4.5GB of free space for the install!) into the following categories (in about 25 minutes): indoor, children, babies, text, friends, outdoors, food, men, women, party life, architecture, cars, beaches, sunsets and sunrise and mountains.

Once categorized, you can add a selected album to your Camera Roll as a folder. Impala just helped us add a folder of 549 selfies of our newborn son quite easily. Deleting these folders within your Camera Roll will not delete the images. The process did heat up our iPhone 5s so we’d recommend sorting photos only if you have plenty of power available.

Their video below explains how the technology works:

YouTube video

Every time you take new photos, Impala says to re-open the app to sort your new images.

Click here to download Impala for iOS—it’s free. Let us know how you like it!


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