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 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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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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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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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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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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How can I make the face recognition process continue?

Right now, if I go on the People section of, 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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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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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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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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