Gemini Photos

Clean up your Camera Roll

#5 Product of the WeekMay 22, 2018

Ever wondered where your iPhone storage goes? Most of it is probably useless photos, like those 20 pics you took to get one perfect shot. With Gemini Photos, you can keep just the good ones and remove similar shots, blurred pics, and other clutter in a few taps.

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  • Fraser Smith
    Fraser SmithSoftware Developer, Shanghai, China

    Simple, easy to use. Potentially a great spacesaver.


    I can't trust it so very time consuming

    This is great for de-cluttering and removing screenshots and blurred photos etc. But I found that for 'similar' photos, it chose the best one for deletion too often. As it found over 2000 similar photos, I would have lost a lot of time checking every one of its choices.

    In the end, I cancelled my trial and deleted it.


    Fraser Smith has used this product for one day.
  • lior redlus
    lior redlusChief Scientist @ Coralogix

    Simple and sleek user interface


    No free actions at all (!) a payed-only app should have that marked in bold.

    No tl;dr on what Gemini actually does with your photos or data.

    I like the concept and the easily usable interface to clear all the clutter from my photos library. However, even though the app is nice and inviting, I could not delete a single photo without actually purchasing a monthly subscription. I expect a service which is usable multiple times to have some kind of free usage policy.

    lior redlus has used this product for one day.


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Pavlo Pedenko
Pavlo Pedenko@graver_ua · Product Manager @
How cool is that. Waiting for Android version :)
Julia Petryk
Julia PetrykMaker@ua_philka · PR Manager, MacPaw
Lisa Dziuba
Lisa Dziuba@lisadziuba · Founder
@graver_ua @ua_philka need it for Android too!
Alex Kukharenko
Alex Kukharenko@alexdeardream · Entrepreneur, Designer
@graver_ua Android app would be great!
Alexander Yemelyanov
Alexander YemelyanovMaker@ymlnv · Product Manager at MacPaw
Hi, Product Hunters! Many thanks to @charlieirish for hunting Gemini Photos and to all of you for upvoting it. You may know one of our top apps is Gemini 2, a duplicate finder for Mac. It’s the users of that app who came up with the idea for this one. When talking to them, we discovered they mainly used Gemini 2 to sort out photos, and the improvement they wanted was the ability to do the same on iPhone. So we built Gemini Photos, an iPhone app for — you guessed it, photos that look alike. This is what Gemini Photos does: suggests you the best photo out of several similar shots lets you quickly delete the rest detects and helps remove blurred photos, screenshots, and photos of text lets you delete all iPhone photos if you want to P.S. We know it can be scary to let an app mess with your photos, because you might lose memorable shots, but don’t worry: Gemini Photos only suggests you what to delete, the final choice is always yours. Enjoy!
Rich Peterson
Rich Peterson@richp_ · Founder @ Generous Work
@ymlnv great use of P.S. to address primary concern
Shan Han
Shan HanPro@hanshanhk · I know some stuff about finance and tech
@charlieirish @ymlnv Awesome! I'm a big fan of Gemini 2 and also use it to sort pictures. Well done turning it into a product, super useful!
Martin Pannier
Martin Pannier@martinpannier · Product Manager, Gusto
@charlieirish @ymlnv First thoughts after scanning 70k photos: - "Similar" is really unreliable. It said a photo of a friend and me, and a photo of the same friend and my girlfriend, on a scenic backdrop, were "similar" and one of the 2 should be deleted. - Since I can't trust the "Similar" section, would be great if the app could separate out true duplicates - same photo but maybe with different metadata - from "similar" photos. Cleaning up the 1st mess would also allow to clean the 2nd more easily. A sort by "how much I trust this app" if you will. Cheers
Dmytro Bilkun
Dmytro BilkunMaker@dmytro_bilkun
Before developing the app we did some market research, and over 50% of iPhone users said they had redundant photos. We decided to focus on major types of those: blurred photos, stuff like screenshots and photos of text (which you typically take to share with someone and then forget to delete), and of course, our specialty inherited from Gemini 2 — similar photos. The trickiest part was “teaching” the app to tell good shots from not-so-good ones. Gemini Photos uses computer vision to detect what’s in the image — specifically faces and smiles, which are important criteria. To identify photos of text and such, the app uses Apple’s Core ML.
Sergey Pirogov
Sergey Pirogov@perpetuous · CEO & Founder, wayme (
Great idea! Finally, I can clean my iPhone 🤗
Dmytro Bilkun
Dmytro BilkunMaker@dmytro_bilkun
@perpetuous Awesome, thanks. Will be looking forward to hearing your feedback.
Alexandra Tonkonog
Alexandra Tonkonog@alexandra_tonkonog · Co-founder of PinkMess
Cool promo video:)
Lisa Dziuba
Lisa Dziuba@lisadziuba · Founder
@alexandra_tonkonog they have awesome promo videos and awesome cats 🐱 🐱 🐱