[digiKam-users] Organizing Photos Located By Facial Recognition

José Oliver-Didier jose_oliver at hotmail.com
Thu Jul 28 22:26:40 BST 2022

The drawback with using the current version of Microsoft Photos is that it
does not read/write the face region metadata back to the file as Windows
Photo Gallery did (using the MS People XMP Schema) and Picasa (Experimental
MWG Face Region XMP Schema). Digikam supports reading/writing both (MS
People/MWG Face Regions).

Microsoft Photos face detection/recognition is pretty good, the drawback
again is all the effort you put into grouping the faces is kept in a local
sqlite database.

- J Oliver

On Mon, Jul 25, 2022 at 5:13 PM Marc Palaus <marcpalaus at hotmail.com> wrote:

> I think digikam cannot group faces that you have not previously
> identified. You have to first manually identify a few faces for each person
> and then run the face detection again.
> In the past I used Picasa for the first face recognition (has the feature
> you ask for), but beware that it does not detect existing keywords/faces,
> so these would be overwritten, potentially losing information.
> On Jul 25, 2022 16:43, Tony Schwartz <InelUnit at outlook.com> wrote:
> Microsoft Photos does an ok job at grouping faces together that it
> perceives are the same.  It just lacks the flexibility and other options
> DIGI has.
> Right now I am sorting through a 2 TB hard drive and having Digikam pull
> out all the faces.   I bet at the end I will have over 2,000 photos.  Out
> of that 900 will be ones I care about.
> Is there a way to ask digicam to sort the photos like Microsoft photo
> does?  Or with Digi I must simply tag them?
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