Batch cropping images based on face detection

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As a lab manager in a school photography company, one of our most time consuming tasks is to correct the placement/positioning of faces within the frame in images from a number of different photographers.

In an ideal world we could train the photographers to shoot by following more strict guidelines but after years of trying to achieve better framing consistency, I need to find a better solution.

A great feature would be to use face detection along with a number of spatial parameters to crop an image with the face in the same place each time.

I have found a bit of software that can do this (, but to use it means processing the images outside of ACR.I would much rather all of our image editing was to be integrated into one batch process 
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Richard T. White Jr.

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 I quadruple second this!
I'm in the EXACT same boat as user Adobe 1
The problem with the Photolynx software is that it's incredibly expensive. Even more so when you look at the fact that you only need this one feature from it.
 I'm literally attending School Photography Convention as I type this (in Orlando) and it's easily the most requested feature among Lightroom users. The AHS program was shown and suggested. But it's just far too expensive for most of us.
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I would like this as well. Google Picasa had a feature like this. You could create a slide show video of images based on one person and each image would display with the person’s face in the exact same location on the screen. An example is having photos of someone from child to adult with the every photo centered on the face - watch person age in a time lapse. Great tool for graduation or wedding settings.