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Tue, Mar 12, 2019 3:08 PM


Face detection - Improvement suggestions.

Dear Adobe, i've been using Lightroom's face detection a lot. I'm working as a photoreporter, and photographing lots of sport events. My suggestions for improvements are listed below:

1. When you have named people, and you try to find similar faces, you do not have the option deleting faces with misdetected names from the Similar panel.

2. Face detections tends to detect same people on the same photo multiple times. The tag stays on the other person on the photo even when the right person is confirmed.

3. Urgent need for blurry face removal option. No need to detect completely out of focus faced people on a photo. It gives a huge amount of extra work to get rid of. Normally, you do not want to detect hardly visible faces in the image backgound, just the sharp clearly visible Ones. Need a treshold slider for that option.

4. Face detection could be improved to have a completely new option in Lightroom e.g. finding certain patterns on photos. Let's say you want to find all the Adobe logos on different photos in a certain folder. Often i have to find all the athletes belonging the same team. They have the same shirt, brand, or number. Finding similar pattern by a selected area is something that would speed up the work entirely especially when you make thousands of photos on a competition.

5. It would be great to store named people's contact datas, (e.g. facebook, instagram, e-mail, phone) in case i need to contact them, or want to send them the photos i've taken of them.

Keep up the good work.
Hope to see these new functions in the near future.

regards, László Ambrus




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4.1K Points

2 y ago

Very good requests, I vote for them all....

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2 y ago


Thank you for your enthusiasm for the Lightroom family of products. For your Ideas to gain more prominent notice and have maximum impact with the team, there are a few things you could do to help.

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2 y ago

All five have my vote! To clarify what Rikk has suggested. As I see it suggestions #1 and #2 are similar Face Detection "improvements" and should remain together in this post. Suggestions #3, #4 and #5 are "new features," which should be moved to their own posts for a total of four posts.

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872 Points

2 y ago


As far as your third point—to remove blurred faces—there's a similar suggestion which you may want to vote for:

Option to ignore face detection for out of focus faces or when there are more than X # of people in the photo

That said, and especially given what you do, the proposal to ignore photos "when there are more than X # of people in the photo" may not work well for you. If so, you may be interested in my comments on that suggestion, which propose some refinements.