Your AI Profile is based on the edits you've made to your past images. Aftershoot uses those instructions to create a custom profile that reflects your preferences and then edit your photos for you.
When you create an AI Profile in Aftershoot EDITS, it uses a combination of the image data and your edited images from your Lightroom catalog to build a custom AI Profile that matches your editing style.
How to create a new AI Profile
Step 1: Make a new profile
To create your first AI Profile, click Get Started in the upper right-hand corner of the Aftershoot Home Screen.
(Once you’ve created your first AI Editing Profile, the Get Started button will be replaced by a +New Profile button
Alternatively, click on your name in the top-right corner:
And select the "My AI Profiles" tab:
This tab will display all of your previously created profiles and allow you to start building a new one by clicking the +New Profile button in the blue Create a new AI Profile box.
Step 2: Set a name
You will be prompted to name your AI Profile. Giving your profile a descriptive name will help you easily identify it among other profiles you may create in the future.
Step 3: Choose Raw or JPG
Now you need to determine what kind of AI Profile you want to build.
For example, if you shoot and edit JPEGs, you would select JPEG. If you shoot and edit RAW and export to JPEG, you would choose RAW.
Aftershoot analyzes the edits applied to your images and creates your AI profile based on the starting point of the image.
Step 4: Choose your color type
Next, you need to decide whether you want to create a color profile or a black-and-white profile.
If you select “Color,” your images will remain in color, and your photos will be edited to enhance or correct colors.
Selecting “Black & White” will convert your photos to grayscale.
Once you have chosen your color type, click "Continue." This will take you to a new screen where you can select the Lightroom catalogs you wish to include in your AI training set.
Step 5: Select your Lightroom catalog(s)
You can load catalogs by dragging and dropping them into Aftershoot EDITS, selecting them from your computer, or choosing from the "Recent" tab.
This step is crucial for Aftershoot to learn from your editing style and apply it to future photos.
You can add up to 15 different Lightroom catalogs by clicking the "Add Catalog" button. Keep in mind that the more images your catalogs contain, the longer it may take for EDITS to analyze them and build a custom AI profile for you.
We recommended adding catalogs that contain images related to your preferred photography genre to fine-tune your AI profiles.
How many images should you upload?
Aftershoot EDITS requires at least 2,500 images to create an accurate AI Profile. However, the more data you provide, the more precise it will be. It is recommended to use 5,000 photos to achieve great results.
Step 6: Explore albums and choose edited images
Once you have selected your desired Lightroom catalogs, click "Continue." This will take you to a new screen where you can explore albums within your selected catalog(s).
Aftershoot EDITS will display all collections or folders within the catalog. Your next task is to choose from which Collection or Folder you would like Aftershoot EDITS to build your AI profile.
To streamline the process, you need to filter your Lightroom catalog to include only the edited images.
Since your catalog may include edited and unedited images, it's helpful to use star ratings, labels, or flags to identify the edited images.
For example, you can select all flagged 5-star images to isolate the edited ones.
If all your images in the Lightroom catalog are edited, you may not need to apply a filter.
Alternatively, you can use a label, such as the yellow label, to indicate that an image has been edited.
After you’ve applied the appropriate filters, select the desired folders or collections within each Lightroom catalog to build your new AI Profile, then click on “Upload Photos” at the bottom of the screen.
Aftershoot will verify all image locations and create its own “Smart Previews” using the Adobe DNG conversion tool.
Smart previews help speed up the editing process, as they are smaller and quicker to load than the original files.
This can be especially helpful when working with large files or slower computers.
Step 7: Upload your images
Now you can upload your images to our servers for training.
You will require a reliable internet connection for this portion. As soon as your AI Profile has been generated, you will no longer need an internet connection to use Aftershoot EDITS.
Once your AI Profile has completed its training, you’ll receive an email and an alert within Aftershoot EDITS to inform you that your new profile is ready to use.
This process can take several hours, depending on the size of the Lightroom catalog(s) you've uploaded for training.
Debugging potential errors with AI Profiles
If you aren’t able to upload your images or if the number of images in Aftershoot is not matching with what you see in Lightroom, checkpoints number 1 and 2, highlighted in the screenshot to make sure that your Smart Previews/RAWs are connected and that you aren’t selecting unedited photos for upload.
Now you're ready to start using Aftershoot EDITS. Check out the following get started with EDITS guide.
For more information and tutorials on how to cull or edit your images with Aftershoot, be sure to visit our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/@aftershoot.