The All-Important Disclaimer: Though I did receive a free Pet Photo Saver, this is NOT an advertisement, but an honest review with some Dog Mom musings thrown in. I did NOT receive monetary compensation for this post. Also, if you purchase a Pet Photo Saver, I will NOT earn a dime, as I do NOT have an affiliate link with this company.
Recently, Gracie–fellow pet lover and dog mom–reached out, asking if I’d like to try out the Pet Photo Saver. Because I love taking photos, especially of my Maddie, I eagerly accepted the offer to write a Dog Mom Review about this new product!
Pet Photo Saver
Pet Photo Saver is a product of Simplified I.T. Products LLC, based in Atlanta, GA. Founder and CEO, Matt, created this product after a close friend lost all her pictures saved on her computer because of a lightning storm.
Basically, Pet Photo Saver is a USB drive that works with a free app to help you create a digital photo album of your fur babies. Using Pet Facial Recognition, it finds all the fur baby photos and videos that you’ve taken on your Apple or Android phone. (Or the not-so-furry baby photos you’ve taken. It recognizes not only dogs, cats, hamsters, bunnies, and horses, but also birds, fish, and even reptiles!) It copies the animal photos to the USB drive and allows you to organize them in the app.
According to Pet Photo Saver, their goal is to “give pet parents an easy way to find, organize, and relive their favorite pet memories.”
Is it easy to use?
I don’t consider myself a “techy” person. In fact, new technology often blows my mind! So, when I saw brief, six step instructions in the “Quick Start Guide,” I had my doubts… I figured I’d need a bit more explanation. But honestly, the Pet Photo Saver really is easy to use! Within a few minutes, I had saved 117 photos & videos from my camera roll!
Does the Pet Facial Recognition work?
The Pet Facial Recognition isn’t perfect. It copied about 15 photos that weren’t really of pets. A couple were of stuffed animals (which made me giggle). Also, I decorate with fur (fake, of course)—especially during the winter. And it copied some photos with fur blankets or pillows. But over-all, it found Maddie pics! And the “questions” section on the Quick Start Guide acknowledges that the Pet Photo Saver does occasionally find non-pet photos. But they promise they are constantly improving their product. Plus, it does allow you to delete photos.
Does it copy or download photos?
After the photos were copied, I quickly went to my camera roll to see if they were indeed copied or if they had been downloaded and removed. Much to my delight, they had only been copied and were still safely on my camera roll. Personally, I was pleased about this because I’ll still want to download and organize my Maddie photos onto my OneDrive. Honestly, I like that I will have my favorite Maddie photos in two different places. This may sound a bit neurotic, but I like having a backup!
Once I knew the photos were still safely on my camera roll, I created Maddie’s “Pet Profile” on the app. Then, I went through the 117 downloaded photos and selected the Maddie photos I wanted to save to her profile. Super FUN!
How many photos does it hold?
Now, you might be wondering how many photos the USB Drive will hold. Well, according to the company, the 16GB drive will store up to 4,000 photos. As I said, I downloaded 117 photos & videos and my home screen stated my drive storage was 9% full. After deleting non-pet photos, as well as videos, my storage is only 3% full. Though I love taking videos of Maddie, I think those will need to be stored on OneDrive, as they take up too much space on the USB Drive. If my Pet Photo Saver ever gets full… Or perhaps I should say when it gets full… I can always purchase an additional one. (Free standard shipping available to U.S. & Canada.)
Some Final Dog Mom Thoughts…
Because I love photos, love taking photos of my girl, and love organizing photos, I think the Pet Photo Saver is pretty darn fun! The only thing that’s a bit of a bummer is you must have the USB Drive connected to your device to view your photos. In other words, you can’t just pull up the app and see the photos you’ve saved to your pet’s profile.
Personally, I think I’m going to use my Pet Photo Saver to save my absolute favorite photos of Maddie. That way, I can quickly find them. Since I love making digital collages of my girl, having all my favorite photos in one place will make this easier!
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