I've recently been building a large photo library, and, now that almost all of the content is in, I would like to start completing the people album. Photos says that it will "continue to scan your remaining photos when you're not using the app and your Mac is connected to power", so what I've been doing is letting the app run in the background (opening it and the focusing to another Window), telling my Mac never to sleep, plugging it in and leaving it on overnight. This, however, does not seem to be working; indeed, the number of faces scanned seems to be going DOWN (yesterday 57,807 photos had been scanned and now it's just 57,381). I seem to be meeting perfect conditions and yet nothing's happening. I should perhaps mention, however, that I've been getting it a little off each time, but not in a way that should affect it, I hope.
- The first two nights I quit photos
- The third night I left Photos focused.
- And tonight I left Mission Control focused
The third night I left Photos focused and tonight I left Mission Control running.