[digiKam-users] either face recognition screen is buggy or I still don't understand it - at least I can say that more convenient bulk change of face tags (no auto refresh / set faces via context menu) is neccessary #V5.9.0 Windows Feb 27 2018

Kerry Kirk my1kwords at gmail.com
Mon Mar 5 16:21:43 GMT 2018


On Mon, Mar 5, 2018 at 4:01 AM, woenx <marcpalaus at hotmail.com> wrote:

> I have been also playing with the face tagging feature, and I think that
> there are still a few rough edges that could be improved:
> - For instance, it is not intuitive to scan just one folder. There should
> be
> an option to right click an album -> "Scan for faces" or similar. Right
> now,
> you have to go to the "People" menu on the left -> "Scan for faces", expand
> the "options" menu, and check those folders you want to explore (among
> potentially hundreds of folders, which makes them quite difficult to find)
> - Once the scan finishes, apparently nothing happened. It took me a while
> to
> notice that there was an "Unknown" tag within "People" in the face list. I
> think it should appear on top of the list, or in a distinct formatting or
> section, so you don't have to scroll among lots of faces (I currently have
> 800-900 face tags) in order to find the "unknown" ones.
> - By the way, a "tag" called "da" appeared within the "Unknown" person tag
> and all unknown people appeared there. It is still there even when all
> people have been correctly tagged. Is this normal/expected?
> - Once you start tagging the unrecognized photos, if digikam thinks another
> photo corresponds to the person you just tagged, it will assign that face
> to
> that person's face tag, without telling you. That's ok, but in many cases
> Digikam is not a 100% sure and makes a few false positives. The only way to
> find them is going person by person and check if there are wrong faces
> assigned to them.
> - Related to the previous point, when browsing a specific person's face
> tags, digikam will ask for confirmation for those tags which it is not sure
> that they belong to that person. However, there's no possible way to
> distinguish them from "confirmed" face tags unless you hover over it with
> your mouse. There should be some distinctive formatting on those tags, so
> you can see which ones are confirmed and which ones aren't. For instance,
> Picasa places an orange mark on unconfirmed tags, places them at the end of
> that person's face list, and includes a mark on the list of people so you
> can see which persons have unconfirmed tags right away from the list.
> - Also, as I mentioned in the post above. Some people end up as a
> first-level list element, and some are placed inside a "People". I have no
> idea what does it mean or why it is this way.
> - Another possible improvement to the face recognition feature would be
> grouping unknown faces. So if digikam doesn't know whose face it is, but it
> is sure a group of 5 pictures correspond to the same person, they could
> appear as a group so you only need to write their name once for all the
> group.
> Thanks for your time. Please, don't take these suggestions as a critic, but
> as suggestions on how to improve usability. Even with these minor hiccups,
> Digikam is one of the best photo managers out there and you're doing a
> great
> work.
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