LIGHTROOM Facial Rec - Take to the next level

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As a sports photographer I'm finding value in the facial recognition program. However sports photos often have faces in profile or obstructed (or really "interesting" facial expressions). I would love to see the facial rec. learn to look for/recognize uniform numbers as well. Then we need an algorithm where it assumes that once one photo in a sequence is positively identified the other 5 shots in the burst likely are of the same person/persons and it makes suggestions.
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My problem with face recognition is that it misses so many obvious faces in images, even ones where the face is face-on. This means one has to go through every image manually adding the ones it missed, so it would be simpler and faster just to do it all manually!!

Why is it missing so many?

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You speak the truth. I am going manually through because there are a lot that are missed. its funny because faces that seem clean and obvious will be missed but it will correctly identify a blurry face in the background. But I am finding the concept to be worth something in my workflow for tagging photos vs. prior methods.
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I've also seen several examples of a face (large portrait) being recognised in a jpg, but not in the accompanying nef that it was made from. Why?

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I also get the impression it is not very keen on people wearing sunglasses.

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Is there a maximum pixel size for face recognition? That might account why a face is recognised in a jpg made from a nef, but not from the nef.

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I've done everything in RAW so far. Yes, anything with an obstruction on face (glasses, eye black) causes stress. But it's new tech. Will get better (I hope).