Did you know that you can now search for image search by selfie? Find out about this new AI feature


17 Jan 2024

Yes, since a few days ago your customers will be able to image search by selfiee in their private galleries or in any of your public galleries to find their images through Artificial Intelligence. Even though we have only been offering this AI integration to our customers for a short time, several photographers have already asked us to add this interesting functionality. And you know that we always listen to you.

So that you know what the image search by selfie consists of and see all the advantages offered by the new AI service that you already have available in Arcadina, we encourage you to read this article to the end. The information we are going to explain in it will be very useful if you want to sell more photos this year.


You have already activated the selfie image search in your AI integration.

What exactly is the selfie image search for?


The search for images by selfie is a functionality that we have added within the integration of Artificial Intelligence that will make life much easier for your customers when searching for images in which they appear in a gallery of your business area thanks to the help of AI.

To show you how useful this new feature we have just launched in Arcadina can be, we are going to show you a practical case for a sports photographer, but the truth is that this tool will be very useful for many other types of photography professionals, such as: wedding photographers, business photographers, event photographers, etc.

Practical example of using AI in your galleries

Let’s imagine that you are a sports photographer who has just covered an international athletics race in which more than 500 runners from all over the world participated. Before attending this massive event, the organisers of the race contacted you and agreed on a price for the photo shoot and also gave you the freedom to sell the photos of the race on your own to anyone who was interested.

The work has already been done, paid for and handed over to the organisers, but you can still make the most of this intense day of work. If you create a public sales gallery on your website, you will be able to offer anyone who is interested (runners, family members, attendees, other sponsors, sports media companies, fans, etc.) the possibility of buying any of your photographs.

With such a large gallery of images, Artificial Intelligence will help your customers find their photos in a couple of clicks. They will only have to locate an image of themselves in one of the photos and the AI integration will show them the rest of the photos in which they appear.

The selfie image search is very useful in these cases to make it easier for customers to find their first image. Because it can happen that among so many participants it can be difficult for them to recognise themselves in some images, but with this new option, by uploading a photo of themselves or taking a self-portrait, the AI will be able to find the rest of the images.

How can your customers use the selfie image search?

As you can see, this new option, which will allow your customers to either take a selfie or upload a photo of themselves, will be very practical for them. Once you have activated the AI in a gallery in your business area, the truth is that you will not have to do anything else for your customers to be able to use this option.

They will be able to decide whether to take a photo or upload a file by clicking on the search by selfie icon in the gallery in question. Moreover, this functionality will be available both on the PC version of your website and on mobile phones.

If you want to know in detail how your customers can benefit from this new Arcadina tool within the integration of Artificial Intelligence, we encourage you to consult the following article of our help where you will find all the processes in detail.

>> Arcadina Help Article: Integrations – Image search by selfie

Artificial Intelligence is now part of Arcadina


We announced it a few weeks ago, AI is advancing by leaps and bounds and we had to do everything in our power to offer you an integration that simplifies your life and helps you sell more photos through your website. Because basically the Artificial Intelligence we have implemented is basically just that, a means to make life easier for your customers and make it much easier for them to buy the photos they appear in a gallery.

Benefits of using AI in your retail galleries

The AI we have added will allow your customers, through face and text recognition, to find the photos they appear in in just a couple of clicks. And in case you still have any doubts about whether to use it or not, we are going to share with you some of the benefits of implementing Artificial Intelligence on your photography website:

  • Your customers will find your photos in a gallery much faster than before.
  • Thanks to the selfie image search, the time it will take your customers to find their photos will be even shorter.
  • By implementing such a current advance as AI in your digital photography business, your clients will get a better impression of you and the way you work. They will feel that they are working with a professional who is up to date with the latest technological developments.
  • When you create sales galleries with a large number of photos, searches will be much more effective and you will notice an increase in orders from your customers.
  • Using AI will only result in an increase in the number of photographs you sell over the year.
  • Etc.

If you want to read in more detail about all the options offered by AI, in the following article of our blog we present it to you in detail.

>> Artificial Intelligence has arrived in Arcadina! Find out how AI is changing the rules of the game

The search for images by selfie is going to revolutionise the way you buy photos from your customers, what are you waiting for to let them know?

It is clear that if you want to offer your clients the greatest number of facilities so that they can find their photographs in a gallery in the shortest possible time, the search for images by selfie that you will have available within the AI integration will be very attractive and useful.

Just as we started this article we would like to end it and we would like to remind you that at Arcadina, as well as offering you all kinds of specific business solutions for professional photographers, we also like to listen to you, study your proposals in depth and do everything in our power to make your career as photographers much easier.

If you would like to consult the latest suggestions from some of our customers or leave your own, you can do so by clicking on the following link: Arcadina’s suggestions.

And if you still don’t know what our business solutions for photographers can do for you, you can try them for free for 14 days.

On this occasion we are going to share with you the testimony of sports photographer Manu Boutureira who we are sure will be delighted that the AI makes his day-to-day life easier.

>> ‘Arcadina is a good product and good service’, Manu Boutureira

To conclude this article we would like to know what you think about implementing Artificial Intelligence in your digital photography business. We would love to read your thoughts in the comments.

Arcadina goes with you

Fulfil your dreams and develop your professional career with us. We offer you to create a photography website for free for 14 days so you can try our platform without any commitment of permanence.

Arcadina is much more than a website, it is business solutions for photographers.

If you have any queries, our Customer Service Team is always ready to help you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We listen to you.

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