MyHeritage Introduces PhotoDater!

MyHeritage has some fabulous tools to help with genealogy research. The newest tool has just been released – PhotoDater. I have a number of photos for which I can only estimate the years in which they were taken, so I decided to try out PhotoDater on some of them. I was pleasantly surprised to see that my year estimates were quite close to those suggested by PhotoDater.

Here’s the press release from MyHeritage:

Great news: date estimation for historical photos is finally here, and is available exclusively on MyHeritage! I’m delighted to announce the release of PhotoDater™, a groundbreaking, free new feature that estimates the year a photo was taken using AI technology.

PhotoDater™ uses an AI model developed by MyHeritage that is trained to understand nuances such as clothing, hairstyles, facial hair, and other objects that are characteristic of a particular decade. It then calculates the estimated year the photo was taken, together with a confidence level and average error range.

You can read all about PhotoDater™ on our blog, and I encourage you to share this exciting news with your audience, together with the visual below.

Now, I know what you may be thinking: why would I rely on guesswork? For undated photos with no other leads, PhotoDater™ can help you unlock further clues about who appears in the photo and the event at which it was taken, to solve mysteries in your genealogy research.

We’re excited to present this feature to the community and look forward to hearing your feedback!

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