Welcome to FotoTiger – the app that identifies & sorts your photos by faces, from the privacy of your mobile device. Browse your growing photo collection with an easy search through organized galleries of friends and family. No internet connection needed! Take new pictures and they will be tagged and sorted in your FotoTiger stream when the face is recognized. Simple to browse, quick to share, privacy when you want it – FotoTiger is the modern scrapbook of the people who matter most in your life. For more info, check out www.fototiger.com.

Current Version: Android v 1.0.6  |   iOS v 1.0

Current Version: Android v 1.0.6 | iOS v 1.0

Platforms: Android 3.0+  |  iOS 8.1+ iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch

Android social v 1.0: FotoTiger for Facebook

Size: Android 14 MB  |   iOS 23.5 MB

Last Updated: March 02, 2016

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

FotoTiger Privacy Policy


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FotoTiger will find faces for you, so you don’t have to browse through thousands of your photos.


Tagged people are added to albums of your personal contacts, helping you stay organized as your library grows.


No internet needed to tag and browse your organized photo collection.

More Info


– Bug Fixes for Android v 1.0.6

– FotoTiger for iOS update v 1.1 – scan now includes photos synced from iTunes. Improved image picker divides photos by moments, collections and years. Bug fixes.

– FotoTiger v 1.0 for iOS released July 31, 2015


How do I tag a face?

Once your photos have been scanned, a row of “untagged faces” will appear at the top of FotoTiger’s home screen. To add a name, simply select a face and tap to tag it – this will open your contact list to select a contact or add a new name.

Can I add a new name that is not in my contact list?

Yes. When prompted with the contact list to identify a face, simply scroll to the bottom. You will see an option for “Add […]” to add any name you’d like. A quick tip? People often have duplicate names in their contact lists – make sure to use the same name for photos of the same person to avoid duplicate photo rows.

How do I delete a tag or face?

Click on the face you wish to edit and tap the ‘trash’ or ‘x’ icon. The ‘x’ icon will remove a tag, adding the face back into the “unknown faces” category. The trash icon will delete a face, removing it from FotoTiger.

How do I resize a face tag?

To crop a face, press and hold the face box. Pinch to resize and drag to move the box around. Tap save to confirm or cancel to revert back to the original size.

How do I retrieve a deleted photo, or add one that wasn’t imported to FotoTiger?

At FotoTiger’s home screen, click the ‘+’ icon on bottom left. Browse, select and tag any photo from your mobile device’s photo library to add it into FotoTiger.

Can I rename a tag or a contact?

Yes. Click on the photo you wish to edit. Double-tap on the face to rename – this will open up your contact list so you can select a contact from the list or add a new name. To rename all photos of a person, tap on their name > select the faces tab > press select > press select all > press the tag icon > enter new name.

Why doesn’t FotoTiger recognize some of the faces in my photos?

FotoTiger learns to recognize the faces you tag and confirm – the more you teach it, the better it gets at making a match. While people have a gift for discerning faces, computers are learning ways to navigate issues like lighting conditions, sunglasses, portrait angles, etc. that can impede a device’s ability to recognize faces. Applied Recognition is continually improving our success rate for recognition as FotoTiger’s technology advances.

Can I tag many faces at once?

Yes. Click on Untagged faces and tap ‘select’ at top right. Select all faces of someone you’d like to tag and tap the ‘tag’ icon on the bottom menu. This will open your contact list where you can select a contact or add a new name for the faces.

Are my photos private?

FotoTiger works without the need for an internet connection – the face recognition is happening directly on your mobile device, and keeps all of your photos private until you decide to share them. Check out http://www.fototiger.com/privacy to read more about our privacy policy.

Does the photo scanner run while I’m using other apps?

FotoTiger runs at intervals and scans faces in newly-taken photos. You’ll get a notification if it recognizes a person from your contact list. To disable this turn off background app refresh in the system settings. The initial bulk photo library scan can be disabled at any time from within FotoTiger, if you’d prefer to plug your device in to a power source and scan your photos at a later time.

How do I share my tagged photos to social media?

Select a photo and tap the ‘share’ icon (square with an up arrow) at bottom left. Send tagged photos by text, email or post to your social media. To send multiple photos, select a name or untagged faces title from the home screen. Tap ‘select’ at top right and hit the ‘share’ icon to post groups of photos online or share by text and e-mail.


Any more questions for us? Send a message to support@fototiger.com and our team will respond within 24 hours.

Privay Statement

Last Update: June 2015

Thanks for using FotoTiger! Applied Recognition, creator of FotoTiger, 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 apps, and services (“Services”).

What & Why

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

Photos, Contacts and Face Signatures. FotoTiger scans your mobile photos looking for faces. Then we allow you to tag those faces with names from your Contact list. We create a face signature for faces that allows us to look for other matching faces based on your known people (known = tagged face = face linked to one of your Contacts). The face signatures and tags are stored locally on your mobile device and not on our servers.

Usage. We collect information from and about the devices you use to run FotoTiger. 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. The contacts, face tags, and face signatures are only used for performing actions on and with your photos based on your request and under your control.

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 Products and Services. These third parties will access your information only to perform tasks on our behalf and in compliance with this Privacy Policy.

Other users. Certain features let you make additional information available to other users when sharing your photos and the related tag info.

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 are vision meaningfully reduces your rights, we will notify you.


If you have questions about this privacy statement, please contact us by e-mail at privacy@appliedrec.com

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