FotoBounce is a photo organizer using world-class face recognition to tag, organize, and privately share your photos, indexed by the people in them. Available for mobile, desktop, and cloud – FotoBounce is the full-circle solution for your photo library.

Current Version: 3.9.9

Platform: Free download for MacOS / PC / Android

Size: 68MB  |  Installs: 300,000+

Last Updated: October 26,  2015

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Identify someone in a few photos.


FotoBounce auto-sorts your photos by people in them.

Face Tagging With Fotobounce

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New Features – V3.9.9

– Random order option for slideshows

– Shortcut key [ ALT-F ] for adding a face when viewing photo in Viewer

– Display option for face tags with first name and last initial, or first initial and last name

Bug Fixes

– Resolved issue for different Facebook account logins. Restart Fotobounce for a new login with a different account

– Fixed bug with login to Flickr accounts caused by a change in the Flickr API

– Removed Twitpic and Google support: Twitpic service has been shut down and Google API changes caused connection issues (Google fix pending for future release)

Note: FotoBounce users, check out the new mobile FotoTiger app for iOS + Android. Free for a limited time on your mobile devices!


Is Fotobounce a web-based application?

Not yet, but before the end of the year we will be launching a web-based version of Fotobounce. Fotobounce is a desktop application that runs on Windows 7, 8, XP, Vista, and Apple OSX 10.5 or newer. Fotobounce maintains your privacy and full control over your photos. We can also deliver a faster and richer experience by running on your local system. You can also have secure access to your photos via the Fotobounce Mobile website or the Fotobounce Viewer product on another desktop or from your Apple or Android mobile device.

How do I access the Fotobounce Roku channel

The Fotobounce Roku channel is private and can be accessed and installed through the Roku website. The current version of the app is 1.3. To get the new Fotobounce channel on your Roku, go to the web URL: https://owner.roku.com/add/DPSAK

How do you share photos in Fotobounce?

Fotobounce allows you to share photos directly with peers, or with major social networks.

  • Connect with peers as fellow “Bouncers” via the Sharing menu
  • Share full resolution images with all friends directly including all associated people tags
  • Upload your photos to Facebook with all of your tagging information
  • Upload your photos to Google Web Albums
  • Upload your photos to Flickr
  • View your photos remotely via the Fotobounce Viewer from a mobile device such as Android, iPhone, iPad or Playbook, or use the Fotobounce Mobile website.

How do you handle my social network login information?

Your login credentials are never stored within Fotobounce. An authenticated login token is stored locally on your Fotobounce desktop computer enabling subsequent logins to Facebook, Google+ or whatever your favorite network is. And we do use SSL (encrypted) connections to transfer data between Facebook or other networks and Fotobounce.

Do you store any of my photos on your servers?

With the Fotobounce Desktop product, the short answer is no – we don’t store any of your data.

When using the remote access feature via Fotobounce Viewer/Fotobounce Mobile or when doing transfers between you and other Fotobounce users with our private peer network, the transfers are attempted to be sent directly and if that fails they go through our proxy server, but data is not stored for any amount of time – we are merely a broker to make the connection work. We use a similar approach to Skype when it connects two users together.

Note that if you email a photo to your Fotobounce inbox, then those photos are temporarily stored on our mail server until you actually download the photo via the inbox feature on the desktop Fotobounce app and then they are deleted.

Will you support Linux?

We did release a beta version of Fotobounce on Linux. We received no feedback from users so we have dropped support. Linux users will be able to run the web-based version of Fotobounce. You can sign up for the private beta for the Fotobounce Cloud version.

Is there a way to test the Fotobounce Viewer app?

If you want to test remote access from the Android or Apple iOS app called the Fotobounce Viewer then do the following:

– install app from appropriate app store
– enter the username “fototest” and password “bouncer”
– this will connect you to our test server with some celebrity photos
– the test server is usually running most of the time

This is will give you an excellent idea of what you would be able to see remotely from the Viewer or from our Fotomobile website with your private Fotobounce desktop library. Of course, this is only available IF you turn on remote access on your Fotobounce desktop system.

How can I can have more discussion about Fotobounce?

Check out our Forum or feel free to email us: info@fotobounce.com.


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You will find more details on issues and an opportunity to submit questions via the support forum. If this is too techie for you then please feel free to email us: support@fotobounce.com.

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Privacy Statement

Thanks for using Fotobounce! Applied Recognition, creator of Fotobounce, is committed to protecting your privacy, while providing you with leading edge desktop, mobile, and web services. Here we describe how we collect, use and handle your information when you use our websites, software and services (“Services”).

What & Why

We collect and use the following information to provide, improve and protect our Products and Services:

Account. We collect and associate with your account, information like your name and email address.

Services. When you use our Services, we store, process and transmit your data (including information like your photos, contacts) and information related to them (for example, face tags in photos, contacts tagged in photos and album membership). If you tag photos, we’ll store those contacts on our servers for you to use. This will make it easy for you to do things like share your stuff, send emails, and invite others to use the Services.

Usage. We collect information from and about the devices you use to access the Services. This includes things like IP addresses, the type of browser and device you use, and identifiers associated with your devices. Your devices (depending on their settings) may also transmit location information to the Services.

Cookies and other technologies. We use technologies like cookies to provide, improve, protect and promote our Services. For example, cookies help us with things like remembering your username for your next visit, understanding how you are interacting with our Services, and improving them based on that information. You can set your browser to not accept cookies, but this may limit your ability to use the Services.

App Stores. For our mobile apps, we may link your download of our app from an app store to your app usage activity via Google Analytics (for example) to improve and enhance our products. The data is captured anonymously. This allows us to make decisions related to what features of our app are being used and should be enhanced and what features we can turn off.

Demographic data. We may use services like Google Analytics which employ tracking cookies to monitor our website traffic to determine certain demographic and interest data from our visitors. This data is collected anonymously and is used to tailor the information, content and features of our website and products to our audience. You can opt out of this data collection via various methods – just search the web using the terms “Google Analytics Opt-out”.

With whom

We may share information as discussed below, but we won’t sell it to advertisers or other third-parties.

Others working for Applied Recognition. Applied Recognition uses certain trusted third parties to help us provide, improve, protect, and promote our Services. These third parties will access your information only to perform tasks on our behalf and in compliance with this Privacy Policy.

Other users. Our Services display information like your name and email address to other users in places like your user profile and sharing notifications. Certain features let you make additional information available to other users.

Law & Order. We may disclose your information to third parties if we determine that such disclosure is reasonably necessary to (a) comply with the law; (b) protect any person from death or serious bodily injury; (c) prevent fraud or abuse of Applied Recognition or our users; or (d) protect Applied Recognition’s property rights.

Stewardship of your data is critical to us and a responsibility that we embrace. We believe that our users’ data should receive the same legal protections regardless of whether it’s stored on our services or on their home computer’s hard drive. We’ll abide by the following Government Request Principles when receiving, scrutinizing and responding to government requests for our users’ data:

Be transparent,
Fight blanket requests,
Protect all users, and
Provide trusted services.


Retention. We’ll retain information you store on our Services for as long as we need it to provide you the Services. If you delete your account, we’ll also delete this information. But please note: (1) there might be some latency in deleting this information from our servers and back-up storage; and (2) we may retain this information if necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, or enforce our agreements.


Around the world. To provide you with the Services, we may store, process and transmit information in locations around the world – including those outside your country. Information may also be stored locally on the devices you use to access the Services.

Safe Harbor. Applied Recognition complies with the EU-U.S. and Swiss-U.S. Safe Harbor (“Safe Harbor”) frameworks and principles. You can learn more about Safe Harbor by visiting http://export.gov/safeharbor.


If we are involved in a reorganization, merger, acquisition or sale of our assets, your information may be transferred as part of that deal. We will notify you (for example, via a message to the email address associated with your account) of any such deal and outline your choices in that event.

We may revise this Privacy Policy from time to time, and will post the most current version on our website. If a revision meaningfully reduces your rights, we will notify you.


If you have questions about this privacy statement, please contact: privacy@fotobounce.com.

Software License

This End-User License Agreement (“EULA”) is a legal agreement between you (“Licensee”), either a single end-user or a single entity, and we (“Licensor” – Applied Recognition, Inc.). By installing this computer software, mobile app, or signing up for our Cloud service, hereafter referred to as Fotobounce, you are indicating your acceptance of all the terms and conditions of this EULA. If you do not agree to any of the terms or conditions of this EULA, do not install or use Fotobounce.

This Clause applies if you have purchased Fotobounce Desktop from an authorized source. The licensed version does not display advertising messages. It may also contain certain features not available on free versions of Fotobounce Desktop.

This Clause applies if you have purchased Fotobounce Mobile from a public app store such as Google Play or iTunes. This version may contain certain features not available on free versions of Fotobounce Mobile.

This Clause applies if you have purchased a subscription for Fotobounce Cloud from an authorized source. This version may contain certain features not available on free versions of Fotobounce Cloud.

This Clause applies if you are using a free or trial version of Fotobounce. Fotobounce is provided to you either directly or indirectly for no charge but usually has limited features. We require a valid email address to enable any free or trial version of Fotobounce.

Licensor grants you a limited, non-transferable, non-exclusive license to use the Software for personal use. The Software is licensed, not sold. All rights not explicitly granted under this EULA are hereby reserved.

You may make a single copy of the Software for backup or archival purposes only. You will not, nor allow any third party to copy, distribute, sell, lend, rent, transfer, convey, modify, decompile, disassemble or reverse engineer the Software. You may terminate this EULA at any time, or Licensor may terminate this EULA if you breach any of the terms or conditions of this EULA. In either situation, you must destroy all copies of the Software. You may not modify any Software executable files or databases. You can’t use the Software for any illegal purposes.

Licensor shall retain all right, title and interest to the Software including all patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secret and other proprietary rights thereto. The Software is owned by Licensor and is protected by U.S. and Canadian copyright laws and international copyright treaties, as well as other intellectual property laws and treaties.
NO WARRANTY. The Software is provided “AS IS” without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including, without limitation, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement. The entire risk arising out of use or performance of the Software remains with you.

The Software may contain advertisements that when clicked take you to Internet sites managed by third parties. By activating these links, you are no longer using the Software program. Licensor has no control over Internet sites owned by third parties. These sites are managed entirely by third parties and Licensor cannot make any declaration whatsoever concerning the quality or overall content thereof, nor regarding the quality of the products offered, or the security of performing transactions on the sites in question. The fact that third party sites are identified via advertisements displayed through the Software should not in any way be interpreted as an endorsement by Licensor. Licensor cannot be held liable for possible damages arising from the use of such third party sites. All complaints about third party sites should be addressed to the administrators of those sites.

Licensor collects demographic information from you including gender, age and location data, for the sole purpose of selecting suitable advertising messages. This demographic information is not sold nor provided to any third parties under any circumstances. Licensor may also collect usage data on a periodic basis. This information is used to improve our products and services.

Licensor shall not be liable for any special, punitive, incidental, direct, indirect or consequential damages arising out of the use, or inability to use the Software. In any case, Licensor’s cumulative liability shall not exceed the amount paid by you for the Software.

Licensee acknowledge that the Software is subject to the laws and export regulations of the United States and Licensee to comply with all of such laws and regulations. Should any term of this Agreement be declared void or unenforceable by any court of competent jurisdiction, such declaration shall have no effect on the remaining terms hereof. This Agreement may be amended only by a written agreement executed by Licensee and Licensor. The failure of Licensor to require performance of any provision hereof shall in no manner affect the right at a later time to enforce such provision. This Agreement shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the Province of Ontario, Canada.

If you have any questions or comments regarding this EULA, please email: info@fotobounce.com.

License Agreement Last Updated: June 2014

Applied Recognition face recognition technologies are Patent Protected by US 8,750,574, US 9,152,849, CN 200880126543, and Patent Applications Pending/Allowed.