Priime Collections

Beautiful, easy photo publishing for modern photography

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Alexis Ohanian
Hunter
@alexisohanian · Co-founder, Reddit & Initialized Capital
I’ve been using this app on iOS for over a year now to edit any photo I share online. With the newest addition of Priime Collections, I can easily show off high resolution photos from my iPhone and other modern cameras. It’s great to have one-tap professional editing and high quality publishing built for today’s photography.
Arthur Chang
Maker
@art_chang · CEO, Priime
@alexisohanian Thanks for hunting us Alexis! Priime Collections have been a long time coming. The goals for Priime Collections is: 1. High quality showcase of photos for modern day photographers. Designed through research, testing, and design iterations by real photographers 2. A no setup, no payment, and no customization / theming solution, that is still beautiful and works seamlessly with today's mobile workflows 3. A representation of a collection or set of photos, that can be seen beautifully as a collection, rather than individually 4. Optimized viewing on both desktop and mobile! Optimized meaning high quality, giving our modern day cameras a place to show off. You can zoom in on desktop and mobile (either iOS app or even just mobile safari for example) without any problems as an example. Fluid and clean landing pages that are easily linkable and used as a landing page on whatever device needed. And a lot more! The idea isn't to outright create a social network, but instead a tool to create a place for ongoing collections, or a place for conclusive or finished projects to be showcased. The dynamic and easy to updated interface keeps things fresh and new without breaking the workflow or adding any complexities. Would love to hear what you guys think!
Nicholas Sheriff@nicholassheriff · Founder, Quest
@art_chang @alexisohanian How is this diffrent from say VSCO ( which I absolutely detest lol for obvious reasons lol )
Alex Strafalogea@alexstrafalogea · Starter
@nicholassheriff what's to detest about VSCO?
Nicholas Sheriff@nicholassheriff · Founder, Quest
@alexstrafalogea LOL VSCO is an "essentials" app by definition should be pre installed in every iPhone ( according to Apple ) they basically only have engineers working for them...as a ui/ux architect the product fails on so many levels. I'll let the millions of pissed of VSCO users answer this one....just look at the reviews for 5 minutes to see why.
Nicholas Sheriff@nicholassheriff · Founder, Quest
@alexstrafalogea Priime compared to VSCO: I know every engineer in San Francisco loves VSCO I was referring to everyday people millions of other non engineers who detest it. I haven't played with Priime, wanted to be illuminated on how well it worked and what their focus/mission was. i.imgur.com/GA6xuzO.png
Alex Strafalogea@alexstrafalogea · Starter
@nicholassheriff I think the "essential" tag for VSCO is mostly because of what the app does, not how it looks - UI/UX wise. (is looks on those Apple made apps top notch?) Also, I think it's not bad to be different in a word of copycats - if that for "millions" means that it's awful, well, let's just rest and use something like WowCamSuperFiltersAndMasksWithAwfulAdsAllOver or other stuff. Going back on-topic, I'll try Priime, because the concept sounds interesting (sadly I didn't discovered the app until now) not because it has more appraised design.
Nicholas Sheriff@nicholassheriff · Founder, Quest
@alexstrafalogea No one said it was about looking nice. Design is how it works - Steve Jobs VSCO is not designed properly but the company raised $40 million dollars and many of the team is ex Apple so they have friends in high places. From the looks of it VSCO and Priime are actually pretty diffrent in how they work....that's what I wanted to be illuminated on. You can't separate aesthetics from how something needs to function it isn't exclusive. You don't choose to only win in one area and suck at another and say you're designed perfectly that's actually not how the law of design works. But we live in a world where oyu actually can have a horribly designed product that kills people and is recalled and you do not get 0 repercussions for that. Fiat Chrysler recalls 812,000 cars because owners don't understand the shifter https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/ne... http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/2... Chrysler is not actually updating the design to the shifter that is killing people they are only making a SOFTWARE update, why because they can that's why. That's bad design....how it works which also details about how it is designed aesthetically, how it instantly tells a human being how to interact with it, it's affordance it's experience.
Nicholas Sheriff@nicholassheriff · Founder, Quest
@alexstrafalogea Just because no one died due to poor design via VSCO doesn't mean it isn't important, just because Apple will feature them and push them and praise them regardless of how they innovate and produce their product doesn't mean exceptional design isn't important.
Arthur Chang
Maker
@art_chang · CEO, Priime
@nicholassheriff There are a lot of photo editing / publishing type applications out there for sure! The unique differences with Priime and other apps include: 1. We analyze photos and suggest the best styles to use, based on over 56 different photographic properties (CV and machine learning). This knowledge base isn't purely science, but it's a merger of our experience, understanding, and extensive research into the art of photography. This has been useful for both new photographers and experienced alike. For new photographers, they get some help and even reassurance/confidence in their photo editing choices, and I like to think there's a lot to be learned from the details of each style. For pros/experienced photographers, it's really great to branch out a bit and see what else you can do with your photos. A lot of photographers love seeing the photo editing styles of their peers. 2. The styles we created are not film emulations, or anything in that direction. Instead, we actually use real photographer's styles in the edits. What this means is that all the modern day photography you see (magazines, billboards, commercials, and more) don't use things like "sepia" or pure film emulation. There's sometimes over 1000 edits per style you're using on Priime. It doesn't feel complex because we've made the edit application super fast, but there's a lot going on. These styles are the complete edit, so you're not just getting color correction, but things like exposure adjustments and dynamic range adjustments as well. Also, the photographers use their own styles in their work you can see everywhere (Apple, Nike, Land Rover, etc etc). So they're not just being made for others, they're being made for ourselves as photographers. 3. Each adjustment tool has been re-engineered from scratch. Some other apps might do this too, but we've been really diligent with our design of each tool, and I've spent countless hours optimizing and making sure quality and speed are incredible. Saving full resolution images has also been a HUGE focus of ours, especially with more people editing big DSLR/mirrorless images on their iPhones. 4. We use Apple's iCloud photo library settings. Unlike VSCO, for example, we utilize iCloud so that photos sync everywhere, and we don't have multiple copies of your photos everywhere taking up more space and becoming a bit harder to manage. VSCO uses an internal library, and I believe they do not have cloud syncing services anymore. 5. Getting to collections, our collections are focused on high resolution photos, that can be seen in sets. Our designs are around showcasing multiple photos harmoniously together, rather than focusing too much on individual photos. We also want the pages to be linkable as landing pages, which has been a big request by professional photographers, clients who use influencer photography for marketing, and hobbyists that want a nice clean and simple place to showcase a set of work. 6. Mobile and desktop viewing is huge for us. The photos are large, and give better justice to our high quality / high resolution photos that even iPhone cameras take now. You can zoom in pretty far with great quality on the iPhone for example (both iOS/mobile safari). Everything is made to be snappy, but fluid, and easy to navigate without needing any setup, customization, etc I guess I could go on and on, but that's really just a preview of a few differences we have with some other photo editing/publishing companies. If you have more specific questions, I'd love to answer them!
Arthur Chang
Maker
@art_chang · CEO, Priime
@alexstrafalogea @nicholassheriff I'd love to hear what you think about Priime! We haven't been around as long (launched in 2015), but we're a small team of 5 passionate photographers who are also engineers/designers with a lot of product / startup background. That being said, we haven't had much in terms of a budget for ad spend, so it's definitely been challenging getting the app out in front of more people. Looking forward to what you think.
Nicholas Sheriff@nicholassheriff · Founder, Quest
@art_chang @alexstrafalogea OMG Arthur this is incredible so you use deep learning and computer vision lmao to give the user the value they are after...just from that line alone I'm sold! That is the future period...Seems like on top of the IP you've built with your algorithmic approach you have an exceptional tailored photography community that I'm guessing in turn fuels that dataset. Is the end goal to work with exceptional professionals who manipulate light for a living so to speak ( photographers ) to create basically a all knowing, all sensing smart camera or is it that and something else? Do you guys have an API....this is really great stuff....this is a differentiator for sure. I don't see that many in this space.. Like name how many companies touch computer vision in the photo & video space. Some recent onces but since 2009 lol and have exceptional commercially viable product offerings. Really commend you guys for even taking this on in this way you could have chosen to raise a lot of money and be a clone but chose to actually work on adding value intelligently. Just looks like the product comes together very well...going to test this out for sure!
Arthur Chang
Maker
@art_chang · CEO, Priime
@nicholassheriff @alexstrafalogea Our end goal, as corny as it sounds, is to make what we love, better. We're all photographers here, and through the years it just happens naturally that all our dearest friends/family are photographers of varying degrees, so making what they want strikes close to our hearts. The focus is always building something that makes what they do better. As a business, these photographers are pretty representative as to where a lot of consumers are going towards, and we believe photography can be made be more accessible and exciting to everyone, from new photographers to pros. All that being said, whatever technology can help us get there is what we will use. As engineers, we're always keeping a pulse on what's new and opportunities for us to innovate on making something new as well. The dataset we have is definitely a huge opportunity to help push photography as an art forward in both the artistic and science aspect. We have a lot of plans with that, along with a ton of other things. With such a small team, we're taking things a few steps at a time.
Chen Zeev@bulleitandcoke · Co-founder of Clippy and ClippyCam
So a hunt about priime turned to a shout match about VSCO...
Jonas Petermann@jonas_petermann · communication student and photographer
I really like your app, I'm using it since day one. I completely changed from vsco.. like some said already their UI is far from perfect. The biggest wish I have for Priime is to be able to edit photos in landscape mode – please do it!
Steven Law@stevenlaw · Radio DJ, Web develop, Infosec Fan
This is a lovely app and beautifully executed. I hope the developer is able to communicate his efforts effectively to the app buying public,
I may be being fussy, and I know if someone really wants to save an image plenty of ways exist, but I'd prefer if you couldn't just right click and save them from web, considering they seem to be high resolution as well.