LightRoom 6 Face recognition / People view/panel

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LightRoom 6. I have been playing with the People Face feature and have some problems/suggestions. I think this is a very cool idea, but may need a little bit of work:)

1. For some reason it may not add people into the right "Named People" group. I had about 400 images put into the wrong group for no apparent reason.
2. There is no option to move images from one group to another. You have to remove them and then add them to the right group.
3. Since you can't see the "Named People" and "Unnamed People" sections at the same time as they are both in the same scrolling panel, it's difficult to use drag&drop.
4. Adding up/down arrow buttons on the scrollbar on the people panel would help a lot in navigating. Now you have to click above/below the scrollbar thumb to navigate up/down which can get tricky at high levels in the navigation as you may have a LOT of images.
5. It is unclear how LR handles it when multiple images with a ? are selected and a name is added to one of them. Does it change and accept them all or does it only change one and if that's the case what does it do with the rest.
6. If I double click on an image in the people view to make modifications to the face recognition, going back to the people panel usually resets it so I'm back at the top. This jumping makes it difficult to work when you are dealing with a lot of images.
7. Having a "People" tree section in the left hand panel that would allow drag&drop from the people panel would make going through a lot of photos easier.
8. When you select a folder that doesn't have any people in it, the people panel shows "Looking for People" and doesn't give any indication that it didn't find any people.

That's about it for now:)

Best regards,
Arnor Baldvinsson Icetips Alta LLC.
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Thanks for the feedbacks:

2. There is no option to move images from one group to another. You have to remove them and then add them to the right group.

[Simon] You can double click on a named face cell (or Find Similar Faces from the contextual menu). You can select multiple faces there and type in the correct name directly in the name entry fields.

3. Since you can't see the "Named People" and "Unnamed People" sections at the same time as they are both in the same scrolling panel, it's difficult to use drag&drop.

[Simon] You can type in the name, or you can also drag-n-drop a keyword from the keyword list panel to the faces and vice versa.

5. It is unclear how LR handles it when multiple images with a ? are selected and a name is added to one of them. Does it change and accept them all or does it only change one and if that's the case what does it do with the rest.

[Simon] It applies to all.

7. Having a "People" tree section in the left hand panel that would allow drag&drop from the people panel would make going through a lot of photos easier.

[Simon] You can drag-n-drop a keyword from the keyword list panel to the faces and vice versa. It is supported.