Lightroom CC: Please add face recognition

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I am disappointed that there is no facial recognition in Lightroom CC. I am a professional Photo Organizer and I was hoping it would be a good alternative to Mylio and other programs for organizing client's photos. With facial recognition in other competitive products, it is a way to add lots of names as keywords very efficiently.
I scan client photos also, and I can't edit the capture date in Lightroom CC, so that is disappointing also.
This product still does seem promising as a way for my clients to view, share and enjoy their photos if I have organized their collection and applied metadata using other products such as Lightroom Classic.
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Thanks for the suggestion, Meg. I'll change it to an Idea so it gets logged as a feature request.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Where is Face Recognition on LIghtroom CC.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Face detection in Lightroom CC.

I miss the face detection in Lightroom CC. Please can you add this later?
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I agree with Meg.... I have thousands of pictures and facial recognition in Lightroom CC would really help me sort through the photos I have migrated over from Lightroom Classic. VERY disappointed this feature is not available on CC version. I would think that this version would be an upgrade from Classic, but I guess not at this point.
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Hi Peter,

Thanks for the input! Make sure you click the "Vote" button at the top right of the screen so we can track your request.

Cheers!
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I'd also suggest making it so I don't have to take every face, but that AI is able to recognize faces I've already tagged and auto take them for me (within a reasonable confidence range).  
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Basic features are missing in Lightroom CC:
- face recognition
- geotagging
LCC is a product of Adobe where the customer will be punished if he gets involved.
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Hi Christian,

Thanks for the input! Make sure you click the "Vote" button at the top right of the screen so we can track your request.

To vote for the geotagging feature go here:

https://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family/topics/are-we-going-to-get-geotagging-back-in-new-lr...

Cheers!
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I have had Lightroom for a while, now that Aperture shut down, but it was more than I needed. The new Lightroom CC seemed ideal for me, however without facial recognition (like google photos) and geotagging...wow I don't know. 
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Hi Peter,

Thanks for the input! Make sure you click the "Vote" button at the top right of the screen so we can track your request.

To vote for the geotagging feature go here:

https://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family/topics/are-we-going-to-get-geotagging-back-in-new-lr...

Cheers!
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I agree with Peter's comments about the demise of Aperture. While Photos is promising, I miss Apertures features. Photoshop Elements was interesting but erratically buggy. I switched to Lightroom CC thinking it had facial recognition... importing 9000 some photos lost on old drives and from Apple. Some form of algorithmic tagging would be awesome. I saw some app from a UK corp which had some of these features, but lost the url. Oh, may somehow Lightroom become more than a repository for old clothes in the back of the closet.  
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Sorry I disagree, Face recognition would surely lead to it being really really slow , while it tries to map and database each face . And lord forbid when it would hang and auto tag and get in your face .. no pun intended!

I’m stumped to why so many people have voted for this !
It’s a fancy facebook style feature that would swallow processing power and resources.

Let’s concentrate on solid basic features , File (batch) renaming would help you to organise images better .
And making sub and folders / albums.

I believe being able to rename files and then search the filename would help archive part of your needs .
And mine and everyone else who normally renames collections by client / jobs / events.

If it seems really popular and get added , than I’d like to see it as an option to turn off completely.
I can see a use for people that have 1000s of family photos not organised and named into folders / albums.

But for the rest of us that shoot and organise our images its not needed.

Cheers
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> Face recognition would surely lead to it being really really slow , while it tries to map and database each face   

Not necessarily - they could do it in the cloud, like they're doing with the other Sensei stuff.

But I do agree we need the basics in there first.
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Yes it would require lots of processing power
No it wouldn't be really slow

You can expect that processing power to be supplied by a cluster of 100s of machines and high-end Tesla GPUs in the cloud, if not more esoteric hardware, with Adobe continuing to revise the underlying neural nets uses for this task

That's kind of what the cloud is about!
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It is really really really strange how Lightroom CC works. 
No face recognition
5mn to find how to import sd card

Some improvement found in Lightroom classic CC?

Really adobe, we are human being. Please make things more simple.
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Hi, any news here? Still disappointed and waiting. The software is really expensive, so I think Adobe should add the features the Classic-Version already has...
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Martin, it's a great request, but just bear in mind that Classic's had more than 10 years of development, whereas CC is very new.
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I don't think that is really an answer - CC is not starting development as a new product in 2007, but as part of an existing product line in which geotagging and facial recognition have already been developed.

What is confusing is why features which already exist haven't been included in the CC version of the software - particularly since it is positioned as part of the Lightroom line rather than as a new line that is deliberately much more basic and less functional. 

In any event if it is something which is definitely in the works, it would be helpful to have confirmation of that (and when it is expected to be introduced) so that we know not to make other arrangements.
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I do totally agree. instead of adding already developed basic function (printing, geotag, face recognition), they add some auto tag function thats is not very useful.
Missing ability to use this product with family account etc

in fact no idea is taken in account but the very expensive fee we pay every month for a big 1Tb even it 1 ou 200 Gb is enough.
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Very disappointed in the Lightroom CC app. without facial recognition and face tagging. After doing a bunch of research for a replacement for Picasa that I could put on my new iPad Pro, the only comparable program that came up was Lightroom cc. I just spent 3 days prepping photos for import, creating folders and albums, importing and syncing photos only to find out that I can’t see which tag goes where. Then I add the premium feature subscription thinking that maybe that is where the facial recognition functionality comes is... wrong answer.. Not a Happy Camper! Basically just bought an app and monthly subscription for nothing
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Intelligent Facial Recognition.

I would love to see LR CC incorporate a Facial Recognition feature similar to LR Classic. It would make it so much simpler to find photos of family and friends quickly and easily. Right now the only way is to keyword which is time consuming and frustrating.
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Very disappointed. Explored lots of tools in the market and was prepared to pay the subscription to Adobe, but then found no facial recognition which was one of my prerequisites!  Website was misleading as it does not differentiate between Lightroom Classic (which has it) and CC (which doesn't). A great offering, but missing the leading component, which it has available in it's sister product! Weird.
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YAY!!!  Thanks for implementing this Lightroom CC team - I will now sign up/subscribe!
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Greetings,

The Lightroom family of products was updated today and contains support for this feature. Please download the new version and give it a try and let us know how it works.
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Thank you for listening to us on this feature. Rikk I opened up the web version of Adobe Lightroom product and don't see it there. Is this a downloaded app feature only? Where should we see this showing up?
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It currently appears in the CC for desktop version, the iOS mobile version and the iOS Android version.
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Yeah thanks. But.... When I downloaded v2.0 and then went into People it just said "No people yet, Lightroom will scan for them". I went back an hour later and still nothing... Please help...
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From our help doc: 

When I access the People View, why does Lightroom CC display 'No People Found Yet'?

Initial indexing of your photos may take some time. The ‘No People Found Yet’ message is displayed when Lightroom is still analyzing all your photos to find people or when there aren't any people in your photos.


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Still nothing is showing up it's been maybe 2 hours now
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How much time do you think it will take?
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On an iPad how do I add people to “people group?”
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When will an iOS version that works on iPad be available? Having just an iPhone compatible version isn’t very helpful to those of us who do archival work vs just organizing daily photos.
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Jamie, It is there now after you update. Make certain you've installed Lightroom for iOS for the iPad on your iPad. Double check the version number by tapping the [...] icon and choosing Settings>About Lightroom. The correct version number is 4.0.0.  If you have this version installed, you should see a People section above the list of Albums. 
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I have the update. It has a bunch of entries in the People Section. I believe the people form my LR Classic migration

On my iPad or iPhone, how do I create new “people” in the people group? How do I add people to the correct group?

THanks
I don’t see a way to add people using my iMac either...
MOnty
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Moving the issue from the feature request

Please reference the new conversation here: Lightroom CC: I do not see my People view populated
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Here is a link to some helpful information on using the People Categorization: https://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom-cc/using/people-view.html
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Yes, I’ve seen that page. I do not see a “People Entry” in my Kewword Panel
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Monty that link is for the desktop version of Lightroom CC. 
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Here is a screen capture on my iMac....
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I have the desktop version of Lightroom CC Cloud but it is not there. Same like Monty.
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Have you selected an image with a person in it? The Keyword panel person section only shows if you've selected an image that has persons in it. If you don't have an image selected or Sensei hasn't identified any people in the image, you will see the normal keyword panel. 
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So how do I create a new “person group”?
Let say I meet and photograph a new friend today. How does that person show up in the People Group?
I don’t see anyway (iOS or MacOS) to create a Group
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Groups are created by the software after you've taken the photo. Once the analysis has determined it doesn't belong to an existing person, you have the opportunity to assign it to its own group and give it a name. 

You don't create the groups in People view - they are created for you.
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I test it with all photos which I have.
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Pixilla: If you go to your Album view (Second Icon down on the LH Side) and then click on the People View what do you see? Are there any people clusters shown?
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Nope
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From the linked document above: 

"Note: When I access the People View, why does Lightroom CC display 'No People Found Yet'?

Initial indexing of your photos may take some time. The ‘No People Found Yet’ message is displayed when Lightroom is still analyzing all your photos to find people or when there aren't any people in your photos."

It sounds like indexing hasn't been finished on your account yet. Until it is, you won't be able to see or use the feature.  Give it some time for the indexing to be accomplished. Thanks for your patience.
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Can not find any faces.


And I have a lot of faces.

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Please see the response above this one.

"Initial indexing of your photos may take some time. The ‘No People Found Yet’ message is displayed when Lightroom is still analyzing all your photos to find people or when there aren't any people in your photos.""

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Rikk, please see https://forums.adobe.com/message/10685211#10685211 for some additional feedback on this topic. I'll copy it here well:
The upside to all this is: I'm really excited about this new feature, and grateful that Adobe has added it! Just a few days before the release someone asked me to dig up all the photos I have of just them with one other person, and I had no idea how I would achieve that without manually combing through my library one photo at a time (I haven't had the time or discipline to do something like manually add a tag for each person in every photo, or any other strategy). This new functionality should make that sort of search much, much easier.
 
The downside is, of course, that it hasn't actually detected faces in the vast majority of my library, so I can't actually leverage this great new functionality in any useful way yet.

To be fair, there may be legitimate technical reasons why Adobe couldn't run the recognition before the release. However, I don't think there's a good excuse for the poor communication to customers around this. I think we'd all be less confused and frustrated if they provided better documentation/communication on how this is being rolled out. Some form of visibility into whether progress is being made on the detection within each of our libraries would also go a long way.
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I'd already added that thread to the issue we are tracking but thanks for posting the links both places. 
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Where to the person tags end up stored? Will they be written to the file as meta data, or will they live in a separate database that is unconnected to the actual photo. I ask as the latter hurts when sharing the photos outside of Lightroom (such as to family members for Family History research.) We need this data to live inside the photo file (or in a related side car for RAW images.)
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I upgraded LR CC 18 hours ago, i have 30,000 photos, and "People" still shows "No Faces Detected". Do I still need to wait, or is there a problem that I do not have any detected faces yet?
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"Initial indexing of your photos may take some time. The ‘No People Found Yet’ message is displayed when Lightroom is still analyzing all your photos to find people or when there aren't any people in your photos.""

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I suspect with many people updating, the Adobe servers are very busy :)
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Imagine xxx'000 account with 30.000+ pictures to analyse. 
This is really strange this face detection is not embedded in LR CC client.

Is Lr CC allow to print a list of detected faces Lol
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Splitting to new thread

Please reference the new conversation here: Waiting for People to show up
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For those of you who are still waiting for People Categorization to complete indexing. Can you go to Lightroom CC desktop app - click on the Cloud icon in the upper right and let me know what your used storage amount is?
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111.85 GB of 1 TB
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Thanks, Peter. We are working on it.
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7.9 gb synced of 20gb
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My facial recognition is up and running now, thanks!
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Mine isn't, neither on mobile or on PC.
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663.83 GB of 1 TB used here, still waiting for face detection on my library as well.
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moving to bug thread

Please reference the new conversation here: People View
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Most of my photos with people in have been indexed and show up in clusters just as intended. Great new feature. But some photos with people in are not recognised and some photos with more than one person only reference one person.

Do I just wait and will the rest be indexed in sure course. Seems unlikely especially as some photos with multiple people don't show all the people.

Wouldn't it be a good idea to have People in the keyword panel even if there aren't any - just a blank? Then one could add that photo to an existing cluster.
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58GB out of 1TB and today Oct 18 nothing indexed yet. On the web version of Lightroom the people button is not even there as it is in the desktop version. 
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3.53 of 20 gb used.  Downloaded new version on 10/15.
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1,78 GB from 1 TB
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Scu, can you email me your Adobe ID to 
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done
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I have like 7.5 gb of 20gb
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Rikk do you want me to send you my Adobe ID, too?
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moving to bug report

Please reference the new conversation here: People View
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I have 476 of 1TB...  Nothing here either
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I have 433GB synced and no faces recognised either.
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moving to new thread

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839.65 GB available of 1TB; and I have 19,137 photos.

Over 48 hours now and still nothing.

Appreciate the work you guys are surely doing behind the scenes—but I think some lessons learned on this. It’s really poorly communicated, and for us users just seems broken :/

Can’t wair for it to be up and running properly, I have been hanging out for this one.
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Greetings,

The Lightroom family of products was updated today and contains support for this feature. Please download the new version and give it a try and let us know how it works. Note: This conversation was created from a reply on: Lightroom CC: Please add face recognition.
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Hello Rikk

I 'm a quit new adobe Lightroom user (3 months now). But what went wrong when naming the Adobe products:

Adobe Lightroom CC 
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC (is no Photoshop)
Adobe Lightroom Classic CC
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic (is no Photoshop)
Adobe Lightroom CC for Mobile
Adobe Lightroom CC photoshop family
all really confusing for the same functionality: managing and editing photos!

I started with Lightroom CC Classic and now trying face detection in Lightroom CC.
The beginning was promising like in Lightroom CC Classic. But after a while I 'm missing a lot of functionality in Lightroom CC, like:

- Deleting unwanted face. Hiding works in people screen, but not in detailed-tag screen. Hided (unwanted) face do still showup there as unnamed faces
- Adding faces manual, since rescan of (one or multiple) selected pictures is not possible, like in Lightroom Classic CC
- See the detected faces on the picture. Preferably with a possibility to switch this function on and of. like in Lightroom Classic CC
- Strange gui controle: Panes left and right showing up and away. Ex. When in people pane or in album structure(left), you switch to tag or info-pane (right), the left side is will collaps/close .Maybe this has something to do with screen size? I working on a 13" laptop right now.

Beside this points I think there is a room for a lot of improvement to do in Lightroom CC.

I wonder what Adobe want with Lightroom CC? Why don't make Lightroom CC a professional cloud based photo program. Lightroom Classic CC seems a fine product to me, with very good functionality, the basics is there, so why is Lightroom CC not (yet)?

Hope to see some improvements soon. For know Lightroom CC is a disappointment to me, back to Lightroom Classic CC

Sorry fo my English, hope you understand my story.


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There seems to be a setting in the preferences, tab interface, to stop automatically closing the left and right menubars. So my 4th point (gui) is no issue anymore.
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I am on Lightroom CC 2.1.1
adding a face manually is still impossible
please make it quickly