Review: Identify faces in digital photographs using Fotobounce for Mac

Fotobounce for Mac helps organize photos using face recognition technology.

Fotobounce for Mac gives you options to organize photos and identify faces for sharing to social networks, but it lacks many features present in other photo programs.

Free with advertisements, Fotobounce for Mac also has the option of purchasing a license for an ad-free experience. While the download completed quickly, installation required a number of steps, including installing a second program and the acceptance of two licensing agreements, which lengthened the process. The program did have user instructions through a Help menu, but the interface was well designed and the functions were clearly labeled. At startup, the user identifies the location of their digital photos. The application automatically scans them for faces. Thumbnails of the identified faces appear in a menu, where the user can label who they are. After labeling many of the thumbnails, the program failed to apply those labels to later ones of the same person, which was a disappointment. The program also links to Facebook, Twitter, and Flickr to automatically upload images. With the exception of the facial recognition problems, the remaining features all worked well.

While it had limited functioning issues, Fotobounce for Mac ultimately adds some useful features, but not enough above other programs to make it a must-have download for Mac users.

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