IntelliGrid Photo Stories uses proprietary AI algorithms to turn your pictures to charming little stories with a single click.
Pick the images yourself, or let the AI choose! Whatever the number and shape of your pictures, the app arranges them on a beautiful rectangular layout, preserving your original photos with no cropping. Caption the collage image. Utilize location, camera, and photo information hidden in the picture files. Share your stories via Facebook, Instagram, Whatsapp, email or other apps.
IntelliGrid Photo Stories, an Android mobile app, is available for free in Google Play.
You can either select the shown images yourself, or ask the AI to choose. The AI contains a probabilistic storytelling engine, creating meaningful stories from your pictures on several layers. It scores their fit to the given preferences and finally decides which set of images to send to the graphical arrangement engine. You can ask the storytelling engine to look at all your picture files for an epic narrative, or focus to today's photos or yesterday's photos for smaller stories.
The app uses a hybrid AI algorithm to arrange the pictures as an attractive rectangular grid of your choosing. Whatever the shape of your original pictures is, for the collage image you can target the 16x9 format (HD and 4k form factor), 3x2 (typical for DSLR cameras), 4x3, 1x1 (square - think Instagram!) or the corresponding portrait formats.
Under the hood, IntelliGrid Photo Stories leverages a combination of different proprietary AI technologies. This includes both probabilistic and brute force inference, use of heuristics, and using thousands of pre-trained models (with further mutations) for sets of images with commonly used aspect ratios. This produces, literally, billions of possible arrangements to choose from. Would you believe there’s 200 million ways to arrange 6 pictures of different form factors as a rectangular grid – and 400 billion ways to arrange 8 pictures! The app uses scoring to make the final choice of arrangement probabilistically, balancing perceived arrangement quality and a nice amount of variety.
When creating the image arrangement, there’s a set of useful options in your control:
After the collage image has been created, you can further process it:
The AI algorithms can be further controlled with settings such as:
IntelliGrid Photo Stories works in Android smart phones, version 5 (Lollipop) and up.
The application requires access to your picture files, and Internet connection for mapping GPS coordinates stored in the pictures to real addresses. The app works very well offline, just without the GPS mapping.
The maximum number of pictures per collage image is 20 (6 in the free version).