Lightroom CC: Face bounding boxes

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Lightroom CC's face/people detection feature would benefit from being able to display bounding boxes around the detected faces on a given photo, perhaps while in the Keywords view. I would want this to be interactive in a way that allows me to see which person "keyword/keyword slot" is associated with each bounding box. This would make it easier for me to ensure that each person detected in a photo is properly tagged. Taking it a step further, I would also like to be able to manually place bounding boxes on faces not automatically detected by Lightroom, so that I can ensure that all of the people I want to tag in a photo are tagged as People (not vanilla keywords).
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misterbiscuit

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Martin Elliott

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Good idea!  This is one of the things that works really well in Photos on a Mac.
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dwbmb

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I can also remember this from free Windows Photo Gallery back in 2012.
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dwbmb

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I just found it has been implemented in the latest update! Hovering over list of tagged tagged people (both known and yet unknown) in filmstrip view reveals a bounding box!
Very useful, thank you Rikk!

It also reveals how Face recognition really works :D

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Floris van Eck

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Both examples highlight why we can't rely on this feature yet. It identifies two people as one in the first shot, and a dress piece as a person in the second where it misses the pastor.

AFAIK, there is no way to manually add those missing persons the way it works in Lightroom Classic (by manually drawing a box around the person).

The result is that I still need to manually add "person" keywords to each shot.
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It generally does not recognize people from profile at all. But most annoying is tagging couples (do not even have to be kissing, just close enough) as one person and random objects, that is why I pointed those out. Even if you remove those tags, Lightroom will return them in a few moments, probably because it thinks it knows better then me :D So I have People section in Lightroom full of people and random objects that can't be really removed.
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Floris van Eck

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And when a system works like that, you can't rely on it, so the best remedy is to manual tag persons... which makes automatic face tagging almost worthless, since you can search for a person and miss like 50% of the pictures without really knowing. And the manual tagging features of Lightroom CC are truly horrendous. Try to remove a bunch of tags from a series of photos, or rename a tag.