Photo Stats makes sense of the metadata in your iPhone photos
Photo Stats is an iPhone app that neither edits your photos nor organizes them. Instead, it makes cool infographics that let you know a lot more about your photos.
You all know about EXIF metadata, but I bet that the only time you ever look at it is to quickly check which camera or lens you or another photographer used, or to find out if such a noise-free picture was really taken at ISO 3200.
Photo Stats makes that info a lot more friendly. It takes the metadata from the photos on your iPhone and wrangles them into cool infographics. These will show you your average shutter speed, your most popular ISO settings, as well as graphs laying out the times of day you shoot the most photos. This info and more is displayed on a single screen, or you can swipe between the various graphs.
It’s fun, and would be totally worth the $1 asking price if it weren’t for one thing: It only pulls photos from your camera roll. Thus, of the almost 2,000 pictures I have on my iPad (I’m running the app in pixel-doubled mode), it only sees 176. And as many of these are screenshots, or piped in from apps like Instagram, they aren’t counted as “photos.” This means I get stats for just 17 photos.
This isn’t the fault of Photo Stats. It even has an infographic showing which apps you used to snap your pictures. The problem is, none of the apps I use seems to be saving this data.
If you only use the built-in camera app, though, then Photo Stats is a great little app, especially if you’re a stats nerd. Available now, $1.