Lightroom Classic: Please add a keyword tagging to the People view

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I am often looking at many thumbnails of people and it is very slow to type the correct name for each and every photo. I know I can drag, but if there are many people in my "Named People" section I can't see them on the screen anymore and dragging is problematic. It would be very helpful to have a keyword tagging function just like the spray can in the grid mode. Set a person's name, pick up the can, and start tagging away. I think this would be a lot faster than the alternative of fixing each and every suggested tag manually.
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Geoff Faulkner

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My technique for a modest number of people:
  • in the Library module
  • select all the pictures with the same person
  • click on the keyword with that name
I think this is equivalent to the Spray Can option that you suggest. 
  
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That doesn't set the keyword on the person. I have tried clicking the check mark and clicking the name. It still is an "unnamed" person. The only way to set it is to drag the keyword to the unamed face.  Navigating to the person, selecting all the photos, and then dragging the name onto the face is much more cumbersome than using the Painting tool would be.  
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In People view, you can select multiple faces by clicking the first and Cmd/Ctrl-clicking subsequent faces. Then when you type in a person name under one of the faces, all the selected faces get that name.
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Yes, that's what is supposed to happen. I think the behavior works when typing a name, but doesn't work when I click the checkmark. I can select 3 faces of the same person with different suggestions, click the checkmark on one of them, and the suggested name is set.

It just means I need to keep typing their name, when I'd like to just type it once to set it for the paint tool, tag the photos.  Stop having to type and type and type. Usually when I'm setting person names I have to type the person's name about 10-20 times for a big photo set. 

I think I have anomic aphasia. As I see a person, their name just disappears from my brain. I then need to navigate to my family hierarchy of Family > last name > grandparent > child > grandchild just to remember the name. Happens all the time. The less I have to type their name the better for me!
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"I think the behavior works when typing a name, but doesn't work when I click the checkmark."

That's right -- when you select multiple faces and click the checkmark, that means "confirm the suggested name shown on each face".   You have to type the name (or a prefix of the name and then select the suggested auto-completion).   So to minimize typing, I select as many faces as I can before typing their name.
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yep.  but why turn this into a two step operation, complicating by holding [CTRL], or [SHIFT][CTRL] to modify a selection. Painting the person keyword could simplify this in my workflow.
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Understood. 

Note for clarity that there's a technical difference between applying a name to a face and applying a keyword.  When you apply a name to a face, it sets the label under the face rectangle and applies a person keyword of the same name to the photo. When you just apply a keyword, the name under the face rectangle doesn't get changed. 

Your suggestion of having the equivalent of the spray can for face names makes sense.
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I just added a new suggestion to move the found people panel to the bottom, and keep on the screen all the time. On each of these found faces we could put the "paint" icon to pick up that person keyword and start painting right away. I inlcluded a screenshot that demonstrates the idea. Check it out.  This idea could be combined with that idea if implemented together.
https://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family/topics/move-the-found-faces-panel-to-the-bottom-and-keep-on-the-screen-at-all-times