Create your own private Google Photo alternative with PhotoPrism

If you are a professional or a hobby photographer, certainly you are using Google Photos or similar services to back up, organize and share your photo collections.

Many open-source tools and self-hosted solutions can help you to achieve that, but today, we bring you the best there is: PhotoPrism. Let's know why!

PhotoPrism is a free open-source solution that helps you browse, organize and share your photo collection.

PhotoPrism comes with built-in search support, RAW file format conversion, duplicate finder support, many videos, and file formats, and automatic image classification and location visualization support.

While using PhotoPrism, you don't need to worry about your data being collected or sent to big firms.

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PhotoPrism community edition is free, you can download it and install it on your web server without worrying about license or limitations.

You may wonder, how PhotoPrism automatically classifies images accordingly, well it uses a sophisticated AI algorithm that helps the user find what he needs in a significant photo collection.

In the next section, you can check a comprehensive list of PhotoPrism features


  1. Progressive web app
  2. Responsive design: desktop, mobile, tablets
  3. Live photos support (like iPhone)
  4. Built-in Facial Recognition: recognize faces for family members, and friends
  5. Calendar view
  6. Built-in search engine
  7. Supports many file formats
  8. Videos and photos
  9. Raw format support
  10. Classify photos by people
  11. Private folder
  12. Custom library
  13. Favorite collection
  14. Places and maps
  15. Album management
  16. Different customize grid format
  17. Image filters
  18. Countries filter
  19. Filter images by cameras, colors, date, and/or category
  20. Media labels
  21. Compatible with all modern browsers: Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera, and Safari
  22. Supports multiple database backends: MariaDB, MySQL, SQLite
  23. Docker setup support
  24. Runs on Linux, Windows, and macOS
  25. Privacy-friendly system
  26. Advanced image and video metadata extraction
  27. Duplicate detection
  28. Backup and Sync via PhotoSync
  29. WebDAV clients
  30. A mobile app using Flutter/ Dart
  31. High-quality world maps to mark your trips and view memories in all locations possible

Technology used

PhotoPrism is written in Go Programming language and uses Google TensorFlow.

The solution can be installed through Docker or Docker Compose in no time.

There is a new mobile app version built with Flutter/ Dart language.

However, it is not compatible with the current version of the backend. It is available for iOS and Android.


PhotoPrism is a free open-source solution released under AGPL-3.0 License.


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