Snappr Photo Analyzer

AI that tells you if your profile pic is actually any good

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#5 Product of the WeekJanuary 10, 2017
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Matt Schiller
Maker
@mdschiller · Co-founder at Snappr
Thanks @sama for hunting us! The Snappr Photo Analyzer AI will inspect your professional mugshot (e.g. LinkedIn profile pic) and tell you if it is good/bad and what you can do to improve it! It focuses on scientific research around perceptions of professionalism. This began as a little fun side project for the Snappr team, but after our friends found the prototype super-useful, we kept going! A question for the community: what type of photo analyzer should we build next? (Spoiler alert: we already have a dating photo one in the works!) And any evidence-based suggestions for attributes to add to this LinkedIn version are much appreciated. Hope you find it useful :)
Berenika Alexandre@berealexandre · Founder @plants_app
@mdschiller @sama Hey we would love to use this in our app - it's a dating app, so great to hear you're already working on it. :)
Matt Schiller
Maker
@mdschiller · Co-founder at Snappr
@berealexandre Sounds cool, PM me on twitter and let's chat :)
Vikash Rungta@vrungta · #Product #Marketing #Tech #AI
@mdschiller we also have a use for it will DM you !
Rodrigo Chiong@letsan · Freelance Full-stack Web Developer
@mdschiller the level of insight given is amazing. Great tool!!!
Kurt Walker@kurtwalker · Ventrepreneur. Fundbrella.com
@berealexandre @mdschiller @sama I was just going to say this needs to happen for ALL dating profiles ASAP. Happy to help consult on that since I have used them all, everywhere to great success. lol.
Ben Tossell@bentossell · Partner https://theupstarters.co/
Only for Linkedin? Would be keen to try this out for other platforms but being in the tech world, I can't say that Linkedin is that much of a priority for me personally. When can we expect to see this for other sites?
Matt Schiller
Maker
@mdschiller · Co-founder at Snappr
@bentossell Thanks for the question! On the results page, you can upload alternative photos (not just from LinkedIn), but it will still judge them for their likely impact in a professional context. We have started work on a dating photo version too!
Ben Tossell@bentossell · Partner https://theupstarters.co/
@mdschiller Ok great.
Vladislav Arbatov@vladzima · Founder http://arb.digital
@mdschiller @bentossell Why not to add FB and Twitter even in professional context? This is not very complicated to do. Linkedin is banned in some countries, just saying...
Matt Schiller
Maker
@mdschiller · Co-founder at Snappr
@vladzima Thanks for the suggestion, appreciate it! Wasn't aware of this ban. The reason we focused on LinkedIn was that the AI was trained on the type of professional photos that tend to be used there, not on more 'social' photos. That might be something we look at for a future release! But the good news is you can upload ANY photo for analysis from the results page, as long as you have a LinkedIn account to get you there :)
Liam F. Tjoa@liamtjoa · Founder GoSpooky (Snapchat Specialist)
@mdschiller @vladzima Trhing to upload a "custom" photo gives me a very strange error? "Sorry, LinkedIn's systems are experiencing an error and we can't pull your photo. Try again later." Since I've used a picture from my pc, how is this possible?
Boris Berenberg@imatincr · Atlas Authority
@mdschiller In order to train it on LinkedIn pictures, I assume you had to tell it what was good, and what was bad. Can you outline the criteria you used to make those judgements? What was the size of your training set? What does your ROC curve look like?
Kevin Guebert@kevinguebert · Maker of Aww New Tab
@imatincr @mdschiller Also interested in this
Eddie Tomalin@eddietomalin · Unruly
@bentossell techies love Linkedin 👀
Matt Schiller
Maker
@mdschiller · Co-founder at Snappr
@liamtjoa Sorry for that little bug, looking into it (its not making a call to LinkedIn for the manual upload, its just pulling up the wrong error msg for some reason!)
Jason Safaiyeh@safaiyeh · Building self improvement products!
@mdschiller @bentossell Interested how you guys analyze the dating one. Tinder has 'Smart Photos' by just randomly testing your photos with possibly matches. Would be interesting to see a scoring system based on the actual photo. cc: @badeen
Ryan Hoover@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
My profile pic is ~7 years old (here's why I haven't changed it). I just tried this out and scored a 68/100. Not the worst. 😛
Nicolas Grenié@picsoung · Developer Evangelist, 3scale.net
@rrhoover Definitively agree with you Ryan, I have not changed my Twitter avatar since day 1 (2006), and it's not even me on it :P I have a score of 67/100 on my Linkedin photo, could be worst too. Curious to see how are scoring the "pro-CV-mugshot" people/companies are sometimes offering.
KerryBodle@liquidchickenqq · Founder: Social-Friendzy.com
@rrhoover I must be getting ugly, I got a 58.
Michael Joseph@michaelcjoseph · Product Guy. Experimenter.
@rrhoover Also fully agree. I've used the same profile picture for Twitter, LinkedIn, and About.me since I first created these accounts. Not sure if it's as important for LinkedIn, but I figure consistency doesn't hurt.
Matt Schiller
Maker
@mdschiller · Co-founder at Snappr
@rrhoover Don't worry, you'll get a score bump when we add the 'retro charm' attribute into the formula ;)
Josh Lewis!@joshlewis
@rrhoover I've had my avatar as-is for 8 or 9 years, and I'll likely never change it for exactly the same reason. It's meant to be iconic, not photographic.
Colleen Northcutt@northxnorthcutt · Biz Dev, Micro Cube
Better than mine, I got: "There was an error with your image. In fact, it appears to be an album cover. Please try another image. Or maybe you don't have an image - why not book a Snappr?" Guess I should put out an album.
Leo@theleovogel
Are we put on your mailing list automatically if we use this?
Chris Moschella@cpaprogrammer · Creator - https://www.infosecstack.com
@theleovogel If it is free, you are the product. I'll give them credit, their privacy policy is very up front about their intentions. - We may disclose personal information to: third parties, including agents or sub-contractors, who assist us in providing information, products, services (including but not limited to booking services) or direct marketing to you. This may include parties located, or that store data, outside of Australia including in the United States of America - We collect and use the information for purposes including: for marketing including direct marketing; to run competitions or offer additional benefits to you; to send you promotional information about third parties that we think may be of interest to you; and for data analytics purposes.
Philippe HONG@philippehong · designer, Paris
So quick and clean for something so insightful! When is the dating one coming out? ;)
Matt Schiller
Maker
@mdschiller · Co-founder at Snappr
@philippehong Thanks mate, very kind :) No launch date yet for a dating photo analyzer, but hopefully in around 2 months. If you need urgent help with your Tinder game, we'd be happy to give you early access to a testing version ;)
@mdschiller @philippehong Count me in on that! Awesome execution guys.
Manners O@yomanners
@mdschiller @philippehong +1 Yes, I do need urgent help ;D