The AI Photo App Trend Has Already Fizzled, New Data Shows
It looks like the trend of artificial intelligence (AI) photo apps has already fizzled out. According to new data from analytics firm Sensor Tower, downloads of AI-powered photo editing apps have dropped significantly over the past year.
The decline in popularity for these types of apps began in late 2018 when Apple released its own version called Clips. Since then, downloads have been steadily declining as users find other ways to edit their photos and videos without relying on an app that uses AI technology.
Sensor Tower’s data shows that between January 2019 and December 2020, total worldwide downloads for all AI-powered photo editing apps decreased by a whopping 70%. This is a huge drop compared to the same period one year prior when there was still strong interest in this type of app.
In addition to Apple’s Clips app, many other popular platforms such as Instagram and Snapchat also offer powerful tools for editing photos and videos with filters or effects that don’t require any special software or knowledge about how AI works. As a result, people are increasingly turning away from dedicated photo editing apps powered by artificial intelligence technology because they can get similar results elsewhere without having to learn how it works or invest money into buying an expensive program.
The decline in popularity could be attributed to several factors including user fatigue with trying out new technologies; lack of understanding about what exactly these types of programs do; or simply not seeing enough value added by using them over more traditional methods like Photoshop or Lightroom which are both widely used among professional photographers and graphic designers alike. Additionally, some users may feel intimidated by the complexity associated with learning how these programs work which can lead them back towards simpler solutions like those offered on social media platforms instead.
Despite this downward trend however, there is still potential for growth within this market if developers continue innovating around existing products while also making sure they remain accessible enough so that anyone can use them regardless of technical skill level or budget constraints. For example, Adobe recently launched its own free mobile version of Photoshop Express which offers basic features but still allows users to make quick edits on their phones without needing any additional software purchases – something that could help drive up overall usage numbers again if marketed correctly across different channels including social media outlets where most people tend to spend their time online nowadays anyway!