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  • happyende Calculating status...
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    Sep 18, 2009 9:44 AM (in response to johnck78)
    I have the same problem as most of you but I have some kind of an answer. I have about 8000 pictures in my library and my MacBook couldn't find any faces. So I started up a new library and imported my pictures slowly by events, doing faces after each event. Since there weren't too many unnamed faces, iphoto started detecting them and now it kind of works. But it is a lot of work I hope I could help
    MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.1)
  • giobigez Calculating status...
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    Sep 18, 2009 7:12 PM (in response to johnck78)
    same issues with faces occurring for me. new macbook pro. imported 10,000 images from iphoto 8 to iphoto 9. no face scan results. no results when i tag some faces. just want to be counted if anyone up there in macland is paying attention.
    macbook pro, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • flybrand Calculating status...
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    Sep 18, 2009 8:15 PM (in response to johnck78)
    Here are a few other observations. Thank you to the comments made after my last questions.

    1. iLife Faces started working again, for no apparent reason. This was yesterday evening around 11 PM, about 48 hours of real time, probably 36 hours of iMac run time, since my original post saying it wasn't working.

    2. It stopped working again as soon as I added a new face. I'd originally had 21 faces, the 22nd has put it back in the loop of the spinning circle arrow. This is true of all faces, not just the newly added face.

    Hopefully this is helpful, if not just continue to harass me as a noob like was done after my last post.

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    iMac 10.6.1, Mac OS X (10.6.1), 2006
  • jwahl Calculating status...
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    Sep 18, 2009 8:42 PM (in response to flybrand)
    Mine also brings up results in the "might also be in these pictures" window intermittently. I can't tell why it brought them up when it did, but I took advantage of it and confirmed the correct photos in the series.

    When I clicked on another name... spinning wheel... got to go 'round...

    You would hope that confirming photos takes them out of the loop for the next go around.

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    Macbook Pro 17", Mac OS X (10.6.1), Airport Extremes, couple of XP laptops
  • Matt Bianco Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
    This is my 5th or 6th post to this thread. I have tried various solutions posted, and have a month-old Apple Care ticket that is open. Rebuilding libraries, creating new users with a subset of photos, deletes faces databases, restarts, reinstalls, installing AppleCare software that read and transmitted details to Apple engineers, hours on the phone, many emails back and forth with a friendly person at Apple Care based in TX, .....


    They oversold this functionality.
    iMac, MacBook, 2 ATVs, 2 iPhones, Airport Extreme, 2 Airport Express, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • happyende Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 20, 2009 8:43 AM (in response to johnck78)
    I think I might have found something like a solution:
    1.) I created a new library for iPhoto with no pictures in it (just for switching which I will explain later)
    2.) I selected all of my pictures, right click on one of it and pressed "find missing faces" (or something like that, my software is in German) Than you can see the spinning wheel on the right next to faces. It takes the same time as at the beginning (for me 200 min --> 7000 photos)
    Now just like magic it finds new faces. BUT...
    If you double click on a persons face, which is really common it will get stuck again. So start with the least common ones IF it gets stuck (searches for more than 20 sec.) open iphoto again holding down the "alt" key and choose the other library (or press "create new one"). Than close it again and switch back.
    For me it worked perfectly
    (Just found out that it is sufficient to quit iphoto and start it again, with another face, when it gets stuck). Feel free to contact me if you have any further questions under "" ("www." is very important!)
    MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.1)
  • Jer9ball Calculating status...
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    Sep 20, 2009 7:55 PM (in response to happyende)
    Adding my "me too" to this thread. 9800 photos in my library.

    I specifically bought ilife 09 for this feature. Not happy.

  • mattebury Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 20, 2009 8:51 PM (in response to happyende)
    Tried your idea, didn't work, iPhoto has the spinning ball for the past 20 minutes. Was worth a shot though!
    Mac OS X (10.6.1)
  • Cohi Level 1 Level 1 (130 points)
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    Sep 21, 2009 6:11 AM (in response to johnck78)
    Me too.

    (iPhoto library of 15k photos, produced two sane suggestions in over a hundred tries, now nothing whatsoever, only 100% CPU with 0 effect.)
    MacBook + Mac mini G4 + iPod touch, Mac OS X (10.6)
  • jzee Calculating status...
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    Sep 21, 2009 5:15 PM (in response to johnck78)
    Hi guys..HELP plss..not only that FACES doesnt recognize a single image on my Library.I have about at least 10,000 imgaes but Iphoto quits everytime it search a snapshot..Im thinking of returning my MBP..pls email me of any solution or should i just return it and try another any help...
    Macbook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6), imagc G5 10.4
  • Shanghai_Husband Calculating status...
    I just downloaded Picasa 3.5 (released today) for the Mac. It is scanning my faces and is making very accurate matches. I also haven't seen it try to identify crazy patterns or faces in fences, dogs, etc.

    It is doing this using the iPhoto album pictures. So, clearly there is a problem with the iPhoto software.

    Let's hope Apple fixes this. If Google can get right, there's no reason the smart folks at Apple can't.

  • Terabithia Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    I didn't know Picasa had facial recognition. Isn't it free? Hmm... I'd really rather use iPhoto, but that is tempting to try out.
    MacBook (white), iPod Touch (1st gen), Mac OS X (10.5.5)
  • gerbsen Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    seems to be really new:

    but i don't want to go back to do all with google software :/

    hurry up apple, by the way.. news from the tech guy's?
  • Shanghai_Husband Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Picasa is free. You get 1GB of free upload to your Picasa Google account also. It had done faces online only before. Now, it does it locally on your machine.

    I would also rather use iPhoto for integration with the rest of the OSX programs.
  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,745 points)
    Just remember that when you install Picasa you give Google permission to update the app - and any other google apps you may have - without any knowledge or further consent on your part. They decide if and when (and what) changes on your machine, not you. Read the EULA, it's all there. For folks concerned with security it might give you something to consider.


    MacBook Pro 15 2.4 C2D / iMac 20" 2.66 C2D, Mac OS X (10.6), 4 gig RAM/ 4 gig RAM
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