Questions tagged [face-recognition]

a technology that automatically identifies a person. Mainly refers to a feature of the Photos app (and iPhoto before it) that allows you to group photos based on individual faces.

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How to add a Google account without triggerfing facial recognition or other biometrics?

There are several gmail accounts on an iPhone already but adding a particular account generates an error. All that I seem to get is a generic error message about security. Logging in via a browser on ...
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Photos has been "stuck" scanning people's faces for several weeks [duplicate]

On all of my devices (Macbook, iPad, iPhone), when I go to Photos -> People, I am greeted with this message: I don't know how long this has been happening for, but I first noticed this about a ...
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Apple Photos curation and face-detection stuck forever since macOS Big Sur. How to fix?

Apple Photos is stuck forever in face recognition and photo curation. How can I get it working again? I) Photo Library Charateristics I mentioned that I had one main system photo library (being mostly ...
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How to delete specific "unnamed" Faces from Photos?

Photos for macOS, iOS, and iCloud Photos face detection often recognizes random people in crowd shots, actors in movie posters, statues, paintings in a museum, etc. Can individual "unnamed" ...
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How to tag people on iCloud Photos?

I discovered a few days ago that I can swipe up on a picture with my iPhone to associate all found faces with known contacts. This is an amazing feature and I wanted to do the same with other pictures ...
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How can a new iPhone know the names of people in my photos?

I recently got a new iPhone. As a part of setting it up I synced my photos from my PC to the new iPhone (as I did with the old device). After that, I waited for the phone to run it's face recognition. ...
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How can I find all unnamed people in Photos on iOS (not on macOS)?

Is there a way on iOS (not on macOS) to list all photos that have people detected in them but for which the people haven't been associated with a name / contact yet? Perhaps a smart album or a third-...
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How can I show all unnamed faces in macOS Photos?

I'm trying to show all photos with unnamed faces so that I can annotate them with the correct name. unnamed I found an an online solution but it requires you to mark all the pictures with no faces ...
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Where can I find raw data for Apple photo's face recognition

I've been using Mac's photos to recognize faces in my pictures. I'm interested in seeing some basic stats such as the occurrences and co-occurrences of people and how they change over time. Is there a ...
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How can I force the Photos app on my iPhone to recognize faces

I have a several photos in my camera roll, received mostly through WhatsApp in my iPhone XS. In the photos, the person is in front of the camera and the face is completely visible and straight, not ...
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Making Photos use more memory when it is running in the background for People Tagging tasks [duplicate]

Is there a way to make the Photos app perform more computations when it is running in the background? Basically, I read that People Tagging happens when the computer is plugged and when Photos is not ...
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Is there a way to force photoanalysisd to work harder than it does by default?

I migrated my rather large Photos library from El Capitan to High Sierra probably around 2-3 months ago. To this day, the Photos app still reports that it hasn't completed its analysis of all the ...
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Siri finds images in Photos even though search has been disabled - iOS 11.4.1

I was demonstrating Siri yesterday to my friend, showing how it can search the internet for random images (show me an image of a chickadee, a Volkswagen GTI, Albert Einstein, a pressure cooker, etc.) ...
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Will Face ID work in the dark?

With the announcement of Face ID, I wonder, will work in the dark? For example, a dark room? Does the screen allow enough light for it to work?
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Website that uses iPhoto or Photos library as the database

I've begun creating a centralised iPhoto library of all the family photos and was hoping to share it with my family members in a well presented way rather than just sending them the raw images. My ...
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iPhone Photos stuck face analysis

iPhone Photos is not finishing analysing faces. It says : 6974 analysed photos. To finish analysing remaining photos (18002), lock your iPhone and plug it. (Translated from French). Following ...
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Why separate "People" albums in iOS Photos app?

Why do I have a "People" album and a separate "People: From My Mac" album on my iPhone? Why aren't these combined? How do I combine them? iPhone SE iOS 10.2.1 MacBook Pro macOS 10.12.3
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Fix name tag on a face in iPhone photos app

I tagged some pictures with a wrong person in Photos app of iPhone ios 10.2. How can I fix that?
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How to disable faces/people recognition in iOS10?

I don't want my photos automatically 'tagged' by iOS. How do i disable this?
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Photos app having difficulty detecting one particular face

There's a person in my photos library that Photos seems unable to detect and tag. I've tagged almost 100 pictures of this person manually, yet Photos never suggests them as a possible match, or even ...
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How can I make the face recognition process continue?

Right now, if I go on the People section of photos.app, a message says it has analysed x photos, while the remaining y photos will be analysed when I'm not using the app and my Mac is connected to a ...
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iOS 10/macOS Sierra: Merging Faces between iPhone and Mac

I have iOS 10 installed on my iPhone and macOS Sierra installed on my iMac. I'm using the iCloud Photo library on both. On my Mac, I've spent a lot of time tagging faces and have done so on many of ...
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How can I stop my iPhone tagging a particular face?

With the new update to iOS 10, the Photos app searches for faces in your pictures and groups them into albums. One of my friends has an Android phone that superimposes a facebook chat bubble in the ...
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how to i add/remove photos in the ios 10 movie feature

not sure how iOS 10 chooses the images for its People movies, but i'd like to add/subtract some. anyone know how to do this?
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iOS 10 face recognition - how to reset the list of detected people?

I found some errors in the list of detected people, wrong names attributed to photos. How can I reset the face recognition on my photo stream?
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iOS 10 face recognition - Merge people?

My photo app shows two separate sets of the same person, but iOS thinks they are different people, even if the name is the same. Is there any way I can manually "merge" two separate people?
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iOS Photos removing individual face photo from People folder

How do I remove a photo that has accidentally been put in the wrong people photo album? I have a photo of my dad (who is now deceased) that has appeared in the album for my father-in-law (who is very ...
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How do I see the queue of untagged faces in the 2015 Mac Photos App?

In the old iPhoto, I could go to a screen to see a queue of faces that hadn't been tagged, with tag suggestions. In the 2015 Photos App, whilst I can tag photos, I can't find the bit where I get the ...
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Remove Faces Permanently from Photos Library

Is there a way to permanently remove a name from the faces in the new Photos app? Example: When you tag a face accidentally with "John" instead of "John Miller", you can delete the face associated ...
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Photos, faces and order

I have two Macs with the Photo app and sync over iCloud. I have tagged a lot of faces in both (I know they are not synchronised so I had to do it twice). In one version the persons which are present ...
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How has OS X's Photos app determined people's names under the 'Faces' album?

It has determined a number of faces (as you would expect from any facial recognition software) but it has also figured out the names, despite me never having entered any
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How can I expose the faces data from macOS Photos to iOS Photos?

I've spent some time teaching Photos on my Mac to know which face belongs to what name and now have a nice set of groups. I'd like to be able to access that metadata on iOS - preferably through ...
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Why is there a doubled name in the Photos app when I search to name faces?

The image below represents what I mean: Even though there is only one Bartłomiej Semańczyk in my Contacts, that person appears on the list below twice. How do I remove repeated options on the list ...
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Scripting iphoto for face detection?

A coworker just asked me if I could help him script iPhoto, but I'm totally inexperienced with iPhoto and with scripting apps. He has thousands of photos and he needs to filter out those that do not ...
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Software for sorting images based on the image data (not file type)

I have a bunch of photos that I have recovered from a corrupted hard drive and I need some way to sort them because all of my personal photos are mixed in with the operating system and application ...
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iPhoto Lost Faces

I just noticed that my iPhoto lost all of the "Faces" data (reason unknown). It must have happened fairly recently. I sync the entire library with my iPad, and the faces are still on the iPad. And ...
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Is it possible to detect/assign faces in iPhoto for iOS?

With the new iPhoto out for both the iPhone and iPad, I was wondering whether it allows face detection and assignment on iOS or is it still OS X-only feature?
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How do I get iPhoto's facial recognition to stick?

I worked with iPhoto for a while, tagging photos with faces. Now when I view my own faces, I see "Steven Fisher may be in 8 additional photos." I click Confirm Additional Faces, then click to confirm ...
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In Aperture, is there a way to confirm faces in bulk?

In the Aperture 3 "Faces" view, when clicking on a person, there is a section "John may also be in the photos below". By clicking on the "Confirm Faces" button, you have the ability to click on each ...
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In Aperture 3, Why need option 'detect missing faces'? why not recognise them all in the first scan?

each time i import images, some faces are detected instantly and automatically, but I have to run detect missing faces one time more to find other recognizable faces. Note: they are all auto-...
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Missing Faces When Creating iPhoto '11 Smart Album

I am having trouble creating a Smart Album based on Faces in iPhoto '11. Whenever I set up a Smart Album condition using "Face IS" the third drop-down menu is populated with a list of my Faces. This ...
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Can I tag Faces on iOS using the iPhoto app?

Is there a way to tag photos in the iPhoto library with Faces on iOS? Something like a sequence of screens that just asks for confirmation like "Is this John, yes/no"?
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