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2.2K Points

Sat, Apr 25, 2015 5:46 PM

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Lightroom: Allow Named People thumbnail photo to be changed

The new facial recognition in Lightroom 6/CC is well done (if sometimes amusingly quirky). One change I'd like to suggest is allowing the Named People thumbnail photo to be chosen from the list of confirmed thumbnails. Lr sometimes picks an unflattering image or one of very low quality. When I see a list of faces in the Named People list I want to see nice looking mugshots. We don't all shoot fashion models!

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60 Points

5 years ago

I just started using LR CC face detection and have to agree. Many of the images for People thumbnails in the ones I've processed so far are quite poor. I think the first one you choose becomes the default image. Not jumping the gun to tag the first recognizable image to find a better one may be a workaround.

13 Messages

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304 Points

5 years ago

LR chooses latest picture of the person for the thumbnail photo I think. (not as in latest tagged photo but latest photo according to exif info.) I would rather LR choose largest / front facing picture as thumbnail.

3 Messages

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102 Points

5 years ago

Concur that the user should be able to choose the image they prefer.

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200 Points

5 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled customisable Thumbnails for "People" in Lightroom.

Please add the option to choose the thumbnail of a "person". The latest added foto often isn't representative.

3 Messages

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158 Points

3 years ago

Agreed. The option of choosing your representative thumbnail is available in other photo software.

31 Messages

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540 Points

2 years ago

This appears to be still an unanswered and much desired feature.

6 Messages

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178 Points

10 months ago

Can't believe why anyone would do a face recognition feature without allowing you to manually specify the thumbnail.

1 Message

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64 Points

9 months ago

amen been looking for answers but none found - soooo annoying! just started with the face recognition but that is really annoying!

61 Messages

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1.1K Points

9 months ago

But this is possible for a long time already. Just go to "..." on selected photo and choose "set as album cover" or something similar

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5.1K Messages

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93.2K Points

"Just go to "..." on selected photo and choose "set as album cover" or something similar"

That works for Lightroom Desktop (Cloud) but not for Lightroom Classic. I've removed Lightroom Desktop (Cloud) from this feature request.

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62 Points

2 months ago

This is such a sorely needed and yet simple feature. Lightroom Classic CC seems to take the oldest photo in the face set. Makes no sense at all when you have photos spanning 10-15 or more years. Please let us choose a "main image" for the saved face!! It's 2020 already.