People Recognition adds duplicate Named People Keywords

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I have previously run the People recognition tool on a group of folders containing 28000 photos.  I did not identify all the people it found in on go so returned to the task a few weeks later. To check that the identifications I made were correct I double clicked on a group in the Named People panel and it correctly showed me all the named faces in the group


However - when I try to add a similar face that Lightroom has identified, instead of adding it to the group in the "Confirmed" panel it starts a new group with the same keyword!
I tried a number of ways to move the added photo into the old group without success.  Unfortunately this behavior is not totally consistent as it does not happen with every group (and I have not managed to identify any consistent feature that make it happen) but if it happens with a particular group it will always happen with that group.

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Marco Klompalberts

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When you filter your keywords list for "Banks Ian", does it show 2 entries?
If so, select the photos with the incorrect one, apply the correct one (by putting a check mark in front of it) and after that remove (delete) the incorrect entry.
Hope this will work.
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Interesting! As you can see, when I filter the keywords I get two groups, but one has no entries!!  Definitely a bug!!
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In the Keywords panel, try deleting the one with 0 photos
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The plot thickens! I’ve added some more faces but they always go into the new group, however I try to add them to the original group.  Strangely, when I select the new group, it shows the correct keyword for the original group in the Keyword Tags panel!

However, if I select the original group, it shows both keywords!


I tried deleting the new keyword as you suggested Victoria with surprising results.  Initially there was no change in the Named people panel but selecting either group now showed just "Banks Ian" in the Keyword Tags panel.


Then, after a few seconds, the original group disappeared from the Named People panel, with the number of faces in the new group not changing!


I have tried to add screen shots to this but they seem to have stopped uploading.  Is there a size limit for each post?

Marco - No, there wasn't anything under the entry with 0 photos.
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