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Sat, Oct 27, 2018 12:29 PM

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Lightroom Desktop: Assign People tags to pictures that were missed

Once the indexing has been completed and Lightroom CC has found all the potential faces, it would be nice to have the ability to add People Tags to pictures that were "missed" where no faces were recognized.  The idea of People Tags is to be able to search for people and generate all potential results.  Right now it's messy because you have to resort to keyword tags to identify people that were missed with facial recognition and makes searching and cataloging a tedious task.

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246 Points

4 months ago

Adobe: People have been asking for this for two years. It is completely disingenuous to tell paying customers like myself that you understand when you are clearly skirting the issue. The problem is not poor facial recognition. What we want is manual tagging for photos where faces will never be recognized.

Stop deliberately ignoring this. Get it done!

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1.1K Points

4 months ago

Lightroom grouped 2 *different people together in an unnamed album and asked me to verify the match to yet a third different person. I clicked "No" and figured out I was given the opportunity to select photos, tap the three dots, tap "Add To" or "Move To" and reassign to different People album(s). I backed out of the menu to look at the Info tab for each photo before I "Moved" or "Added" them anywhere however when I went to actually add/move all I had access to move between was the standard Albums, not People albums.

I have multiple Albums filled with multiple wrong people that I haven't been able to fix in a long time. I just hide them for now.

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1.1K Points

4 months ago

The guy at the top, who Lightroom "thinks" is a rack full of delicious blueberry muffins, was standing behind and to my right when I took the photo on the top left. I hadn't even met him at the time I took the other photos. Please, Adobe, tell me again how we don't need manual People tagging.


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286 Points

Like your approach Matt. 
Could this be the nudge that finally shames Adobe into to adding this feature to their backlog / roadmap?
I will keep an eye out for similar errors of association and post them here too

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1.1K Points

I doubt it will, but please do! Maybe if enough of us do this it will make a difference.

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92 Points

4 months ago

Hello, everyone! I just stumbled across this discussion today, because I was encountering the exact same problem, namely Lightroom Classic indexed faces, and in at least one case, found a face of a person in 4 photos, but did not recognize her face in four others. (My educated guess is it;s because she was in profile and in shadow.) I tried to tell Lightroom to check those 4 photos 1,000 times, and it never "found" a face at all in those photos.

HOWEVER, I Googled a little more and found a solution that might help everyone here! Check out the directions on this page, toward the bottom: https://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom-classic/help/face-recognition.html

I just did it, and it worked! I didn't add a keyword to the photos, I actually drew a box highlighting the face, said this is "Nancy Smith," and it added those 4 to the already facially tagged other 4. The instructions are not detailed, so it took me 5 minutes to get it. You need to be in the library in "People," but using the loupe view. That's what gives you the facial recognition tool.

I sure hope this helps everyone--I logged into this site, just to share this fix! :-)

--Dave

Adobe Administrator

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This thread is about Lightroom Desktop - not Lightroom Classic. They do not use the same methods for face detection/tagging. 
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Quality Engineering - Customer Advocacy

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92 Points

Ah! Too much multi-tasking today caused me to misread and confuse Classic and CC. C'est la vie!

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1.1K Points

Thank you, odmatos! I still use both versions and will check this out.

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162 Points

3 months ago

Isn't it easier to develop the ability to manually tag a person than improving the AI?
Why not code the manual tagging feature first - and make your customers happy - and then try to improve the AI?

Also, from a commercial point of view, I don't think it makes sense to try to beat other companies that are far more powerful in the AI arena. I don't think Adobe will ever be capable of beating companies like Google or Facebook, that are fully committed to focus their business in Machine Learning and AI for the next couple of years and that are way ahead. Better to differentiate. If I wanted a powerful AI backed photo software I would be using Google Photos. But I want a software with powerful editing capabilities, that's why I'm using Adobe's. Ironically, I can't edit my people's tag correctly.

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84 Points

3 months ago

Late to the discussion, but now in the process of reverting back a migration of 30k+ photos from Classic to Adobe Lightroom/Lightroom/CC/Whatever it's now called due to this exact issue.

As I'm facing a daunting migration, I'm seriously looking at Lightroom competitors ATM.... :{

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82 Points

3 months ago

I've been using Lightroom to organize the photo collection for business and I am trying to tag staff members. I accidentally made it tag certain staff using just their first name in lower case. It's infuriating I can't alter the tag setting itself to make it their full name. I have to manually go through each photo and give it a new tag. One of them I accidentally removed and now it won't let me select them in that photo at all. 

You are making it less user friendly by taking away fine manual control. This stuff should be so simple. Why is it so fiddly? 

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246 Points

3 months ago

Adobe / Rikk: Your paying customers want updates, not platitudes. Stop with this "we understand the issue" nonsense. As previously stated, for two years now, the problem is not poor facial recognition. What we want is manual tagging for photos where faces will never be recognized. Stop dancing around. At best, you look foolish. At worst, you're ignoring your customers. Businesses that do this typically fail. Get your act together.

Give us a concrete update.

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82 Points

3 months ago

I'm organizing a photo collection using lightroom Cloud for my business and find it infuriating I can't manually add a face tag for staff. While coming to grips with using Lightroom, I accidentally deleted a lot face data for photos of one staff member and now the People section only has them in 4 photos. Why can't I fix this? The lack of fine-grain manual control is hardly user friendly. 

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268 Points

3 months ago

The inability to manually add a face is such a strange omission from Lightroom.


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84 Points

3 months ago

As a developer, I don't see why it would take any significant amount of time or effort to let a user manually add faces (they can already be added automatically, the data model is there, just let users add to it).

I have really been thinking of moving to another application as this feature is still not implemented or even under consideration after two years. This is likely a product decision to keep the application "simple"

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70 Points

2 months ago

add/edit/assign face information for  each photo in Lightroom would be great. 

 

Lr often fails to recognize same person's face information if a photograph is taken in a different condition.

 

Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled (Lightroom Mobile) Feature request: editing Face Recognition results

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106 Points

a month ago

I had just decided on Lightroom as my standard photo organization app and am getting to learn all the features as we speak. I came across this issue, where a slightly turned-away face was not detected, I was certain I would be able to simply add the face (like any other photo application with facial-detection I have previously come across!)

 

But no, I must say the lacking response from Adobe on such a simple feature request is absolutely horrendous. 

I'm glad I never got further than the free trial. 

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60 Points

a month ago

This is just sadly disappointing that we can't manually tag faces. Seriously, what is Adobe thinking? I've been using their software for over 10 years and this is yet another massive drop of customer service, that they keep pushing our prices up to have access for... Come on team. Get your act together please.

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60 Points

a month ago

This seems like it would be so easy to add and is such a big omission. I have so many pics of my kids where they aren't quite facing the camera so it doesn't tag them. I'm now thinking I will have to abandon the people function all together and just use keywords for people.