Lightroom 6 - Facial recognition use of existing metadata

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It appears that Lightroom facial recognition does not use existing metadata to help tag people. Would be good if it did.
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Joseph Allan

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John Ellis

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Which metadata, and how do you want it to be used?
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Joseph Allan

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Use the keywords metadata (are keywords metadata?). I've already spent many hours over the past few years tagging people in Lightroom (ie. not tagging an area, just the photo in general).

Let's say there is a face in a photo that could be one of three similar faces - matching 78%, 77% and 76%. Rather than just picking the 78% match Lightroom could check the existing keywords. If for example the 76% match had the same name as an existing keyword then suggest that name (provided that the 78% match was not also listed).
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John Ellis

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I like that idea.

Keywords are indeed metadata. And you can already convert keywords to be eligible to used as face person names by right-clicking them in the Keyword List panel and selecting Convert To Person Keywords.
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Babar_e

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Or just use for example the face metadata from picasa which happens to be standard xmp face tag
None of the photo I tagged using picasa showed up!!!
But using exiftool confirms that the xmp face tag are already there in the photos
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John Ellis

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LR does indeed import the named face regions assigned by Picasa. But Picasa and LR, though both conforming to industry standards, use those standards in incompatible ways. See this thread: https://forums.adobe.com/message/7488...
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Yes, I've spent days and days using facial recognition in Elements (I agree with the posts that say it it does not function well). Now I want to transfer data to Lightroom, but understand that facial recognition will not transfer, so I'm looking to do it all again. Images are tagged, but I want the faces to be tagged also and saved to metadata.