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YZ DesignBy YZ Design
First created
YZ DesignBy YZ Design
First created
$191
pledged of $50,000 goal
20
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, March 7 2018 3:43 PM UTC +00:00

About

YZ is a set of Photoshop / Sketch plugins that automatically select high-quality & relevant images for your designs through an AI based back-end system.

How does it help?  

Most people who deal with websites sooner or later face the need to get good and relevant images for their web pages. The task is actually inevitable. The more pages there are, the more imagery is needed. There are myriads of images available online, but most of those don't actually suit your particular page and need. YZ image search is different, we will save you hours of tedious photo searching. Most people end up continuously changing their search terms in an attempt to find the right one? This is where the YZ platform steps in. The goal of the YZ system is to fetch relevant high-quality images automatically.

How does it work exactly?  

You work on your design in Photoshop or Sketch. The plugins collect the document's context - text, images, colors. When the plugin is activated, it connects to the AI powered back-end and tells it about the context. Based on the received information, the AI searches among the most popular photo stocks on the Internet (Shutterstock, Gettyimages, Flickr, etc.) and returns the relevant ones to the plugin in your graphics editor.

In short: the plugins automatically analyze your design and select suitable images from the Internet.

 There are free plugins. How is YZ different?

The difference is that the free plugins randomly select and fetch images that generically belong to a category, while the YZ plugins fetch relevant images that specifically suit a particular design. Respectively the free plugins are useful for templates or intermediary designs, the YZ plugins work well for final versions. They actually work well for creating templates as well - you don't have to type in anything, the relevant images will be fetched upon a mouse click. 

Features list

For whom do we build the software?

The YZ plugins are created for: 

Pricing  

The YZ back-end system uses Artificial Intelligence to analyze context and select images. The current version of the platform makes use of Google's Vision AI which imposes a fee based on the number of searches. As a consequence, YZ is going to use a subscription model. As the software is released, the following plans will be available: 

Rewards for those who pledge  

We value and appreciate your support, the early adopters who support this project on Kickstarter. Below are the rewards for each type of pledge that are available:  

Risks and challenges

A change in pricing from Google for the Google Vision service may be a risk. This will result in a change in YZ's pricing policy as well. However, based on the previous experience with Google products, a dramatic change is unlikely. Alternatively, we'll have to switch the provider or train our own AI.

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    Pledge US$ 2 or more About US$ 2.00

    Support

    Many thanks for your help in making smart & easy image search possible! Your support and enthusiasm for software that makes lives easier is much appreciated!

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    Give it a try!

    Get 3 months of painless, automated AI powered image search and compare it against your previous routine!

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    Get things done

    You're covered for half a year! Get 6 months of automated fetching of relevant images for your designs and roll them out!

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    Pro

    With this package you can mass produce designs for 1 whole year! 12 months of licensing is included.

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    Pro + interpersonal fun!

    This is still a bargain! You get 12 months of licensing, save 26% off the regular price... And have a dinner with the project founders in Virginia!

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