[Digikam-users] iPhoto vs. digiKam: face detection and recogntion

Gilles Caulier caulier.gilles at gmail.com
Tue Jan 6 18:06:35 GMT 2009


To perform face recognition, an external library need to be used. There a
few one, but i think the more mature project is LibOpenCv.

It's already used in Batch Remove Read Eyes kipi-plugins coded by Andi:


So, he is the best developer to explain what we can do with LibOpenCv...


Gilles Caulier

2009/1/6 David Talmage <talmage at acm.org>

> Bug 146288 (http://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=146288) is as a request
> for face detection and recognition in digiKam.  Today, as Gizmodo
> liveblogged the keynote of Apple's Macworld,  Phil Schiller announced
> those features for the new iPhoto.  It works as described in Bug 146288:
> you ask iPhoto to find faces in a photo, then you tell iPhoto who each
> face belongs to, then iPhoto can recognize those faces in other photos.
> Before I read the live blog, I hadn't thought of any peace time uses for
> facial recognition.  I just thought it was something that evil
> governments and their police forces use as part of a national
> demoralization project.  (Yes, I live in the USA.  Don't get me started
> on the DHS and the TSA, Operation Iraqi Freedom, or Gitmo.)
> Now, I think I'd like to have that in digiKam.  If it's reliable, it
> would make tagging my photos a lot easier.  I guess it's on the schedule
> for KDE4.
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