See the Year’s Best Photos, Picked by Computer Vision

By Lars - 5 min read

Humans can’t possibly see all photos shared on EyeEm. But our technology can – and picked the best.

Each year, millions of new photos get uploaded to EyeEm. We try to see the majority of them, but our photo editors are only human and can’t possibly catch all great pictures.

Luckily, we’ve got another tool up out sleeves: EyeEm Vision automatically analyzes and ranks the aesthetic quality of all images you upload. This means it’ll pick out even those shots we would otherwise overlook.

“EyeEm Vision imitates the curation expertise of professional photographers”, explains computer vision engineer Gökhan, “our deep learning technology unravels this expertise using a large collection of amazing photographs.”

Without further ado: Here’s a different take on the end-of-year list; the best shots you uploaded in 2016 curated by the machine.

clear sky

By Zach Louw

young adult

By Jonas Hafner

real people

By wormi

real people

By Jan T.

real people

By Rafael

real people

By Matt Lief Anderson

Hot air balloons flying at cappadocia during sunset

By Li Fang

Scenic view of sunset at cityscape against sky

By Milo Hale


By Steven H.

Young woman in river

By Audrey Kwok

Woman standing against mountain during winter

By Anna Kravtsova

young men

By Camila L

suspension bridge

By Erich Rau


By Ronny Garcia

Scenic view of rocky mountains during foggy weather

By Nina Lindner

focus on foreground

By Alexander Kleis

Distance shot of woman walking on snow covered landscape

By Fulya Lisa Neubert


By E R I K

built structure

By Jay Ybarra


By Caroline Brouckaert

rear view

By flymaoleg

real people

By Irakli_

By Miguel Ángel Vilaxa

Animal crossing signs by road against sky

By Emily Martin

Country road along mountains

By Ueli Frischknecht

Header image by @milohale.

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