Some suggestions for people tagging:
Show a bigger image so it is a bit easier to tell, some people, specially young kids with siblings are tough to tell :)
Ability to rename people you tagged in case you made a mistake while entering the name (and to merge with existing names)
While entering the name - auto-complete to prevent typos and differences in how a name was entered
Will it do automatic facial recognition? It didn't seem like it was doing it at all.
Your (3) suggestions are very welcome. The face size may be dependent on the device you are using to a certain level. Its should be doing automatic facial recognition by grouping people.
Our tests here indicate fairly high accuracy in recognition. Please provide screen shots of faces if you could indicating that it did not group similar faces together, which it should have. In the meantime, we escalate this to our engineering team as a ticket.
No need to upload pictures of any child to this forum. If you could show us how similar faces not grouped together, our engineering team can figure out whether any facial recognition took place. Thanks.
I also have some face suggestions where it is either a black circle, or a portion of a photo where the circle is not over the face (it's centered on a sign near the person, some words, a shoulder, etc).
I use the Apple Photo app Faces feature quite a bit on my desktop, and I do prefer their setup where you can pick an established face to merge in when working with "new" faces. It took me a while to merge faces when I had to keep typing names :-) Unfortunately with photos of kids, there's always a lot of faces to merge as they grow each year!
I too had to choose my kids faces a couple of times, but I liked that if i chose their name for the group, it would ask to merge with an existing one.
I am also finding this quite poor. Many duplicates of the same people with one to four photos in each group. Very annoying. I'll post a screenshot later.
I'd also like to see all photos in a group before labelling them. A few times I've set a name for a group of faces based on just the photo I'm shown but then when I go and view all photos labelled with that name there have been other photos added that are not the same person. <-- should I add this as a separate feature request or is it okay as part of this one?
The facial recognition does not work very well:
1. I have three faces set up.
2. Each of them has a small number of pictures (10-20) that are recognized to be that face.
3. If I click on "+ Add more faces", tons of separate instances of the same faces show up as choices in the "Suggested Faces" screen. I was assuming that by selecting and merging a couple of instances if the same face, the software then would recognize the face and automatically associate other pictures to it. This is not happening.
Feature request: in the Suggested Faces screen, allow users to select multiple instances of the same face and merge them together.
Already implemented. Just name them the same.
The facial recognition in this is horrible. Combined with what was said above, if you accidentally name something the wrong name, you have no way to rename the bad name, or to disassociate a picture with the wrong name and link it to the right one. The more I use this thing the more I realize it's a complete waste of money right now and should not have been released yet. I wouldn't even say this is ready for beta testing, more like alpha. It really is that terrible.