Microsoft Windows 10 Photos App will soon get smart image search

Microsoft to use artificial intelligence to sort your photos into groups and find them at your convenience

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Highlights

    • The new Photos app has been released and is testing in the Windows Insider Release Preview Ring
    • It is expected that this feature will come with the windows 10 Fall Creators Update
    • Microsoft is using AI locally rather than in the cloud

Microsoft might soon add some intelligent features for image sorting in its Windows 10 Photos App. This might take the app a step closer to what Google Photos is currently doing.  This new smart search feature on the Windows 10 platform will enable the Photos app to scan all your images on OneDrive after which it will utilise artificial intelligence to identify and catalogue all the images. Windows Central has reported that the new Photos app has been released and is testing in the Windows Insider Release Preview Ring. The report also said that this new feature will sort the images on the basis of colours, faces, months they were taken, and other categories.

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The Photos start getting indexed when you start an image search for the first time. For now, it takes around one second per image to get indexed. However, we do feel that this time will decrease eventually. The report also stated that the Photos app is using the AI on the images locally and not in the cloud. Now, you will be able to search all your images with phrases like “Laptop” or “Mountains”. After entering the phrase the app will bring in front of you a set of images including the searched for items. The app will also be able to utilise face detection to bring up results.

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These features though being new to Windows 10, have been used in Google’s Photos app and iOS for some time now. Microsoft is currently still testing out these features and there is no news on when this will launch. However, it has been reported that the feature will come bundled with the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update which might debut in September.