I'm about to prepare albums for print and I have a huge number of photos to check (yes someone has no control over their shutter button).

I'd like to ask if there is a way to get some automated selection like on iOS, but for desktop. For example, a software using artificial intelligence to pick one image from each group of similar ones, taking into account sharpness, colours, faces and eyes open/closed, and so on.

It's kind of asking about selection for print, so on topic, but also clearly software recommendation related, so off topic.

Should I proceed or go to other sections of SE?

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    \$\begingroup\$ Trying to think where else if not here - There are AI image analysis utilities for the Raspberry Pi. You may get advice on setting them up over there. \$\endgroup\$
    – Chenmunka
    Dec 20, 2021 at 13:10
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Chenmunka There is ai.stackexchange.com but they don't want questions about already trained models: off topic are "asking for an API, library, or dataset (to solve a specific problem)" and "Questions seeking pre-trained models for a specific problem or problem domain" \$\endgroup\$
    – FarO
    Dec 20, 2021 at 13:43
  • \$\begingroup\$ The raspberry pi channel is for "Software specific to the Raspberry Pi". Also, I would not run that AI on a R-Pi, so a software specific to R-Pi would not suit my task \$\endgroup\$
    – FarO
    Dec 20, 2021 at 13:48

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Product recommendation questions generally aren't topical here. They were allowed (perhaps even encouraged?) during the site's infancy, but after a short time the site adopted the "Q&A is hard. Let's go shopping!" philosophy common to most Stack Exchange sites, generally against product recommendations.

Sounds like your question is on-topic at Software Recommendations. From their "What topics can I ask about here?" Help Center page:

This site is for questions asking for recommendations of software ready-to-use to accomplish a particular task, that is, “what software can I use to do …?”. While this includes software libraries for development use, note that recommendations of tutorials, data sources, media libraries (e.g. icon collections) etc. are off-topic – as are questions like “what technology to use for …?”


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