Lightroom Classic: People View: Group photos imported at different times

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I import photos from a weekly event that usually sees about 100 people.  Because of this I would say I know 3/4 of the group by name.  However, when someone new joins, it may be a couple weeks before I get their name.  What I've found with people view is that it only stacks folks in the folder they were originally imported in and that it doesn't look at previous folders for photos of that person. The only way I seem to be able to do it is to untag everyone and then re-collect faces on the images.  I'd rather not have to remove successful tags in order to better group previously untagged faces. 

I hope this makes sense.  I've brought it up before and think my terminology got confused for a different type of feature request.
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Phil Cochetti

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Simon Chen, Principal Computer Scientist

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Hi Phil, 

"What I've found with people view is that it only stacks folks in the folder they were originally imported in and that it doesn't look at previous folders for photos of that person." 

LrClassic does look at faces from the entire catalog during face stacking. It is true that it gives some preferential treatment to faces imported during the same batch. By "same batch", it really means all photos in your current filmstrip source selection. So one workaround that you can employ is when you start face indexing your second batch, try making sure that the photos from your first import also included in your filmstrip selection. That might involve select multiple folders/collections that contains the most relevant photos. Hope this helps.