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How can we improve the OneDrive web experiences?

Add the ability to people tag

I would like the ability to tag faces on pictures that have been uploaded to OneDrive. Currently Windows Live Photo Gallery has this ability and is generally really good at guessing faces. Also, Facebook has facial recognition that is about 97% accurate.

My request is:
-add ability to group pictures by people, adding this as an option along the top row, where we currently only see "Photos Albums Tags" right now. Any untagged picture will show in 'untagged'
-add facial recognition to suggest tags for pictures
-make this facial recognition at least as good as that in Windows Live Photo Gallery
-add a grouping along the top for "Places" for our geotagged pictures.

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  • Laurenz Vien Jimenez commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    still waiting for this feature to be added.. In a month or two, my subscription to O365 will expire and with this being unavailable, I'm thinking if I should renew or use google's instead. I'm just using O365 to store my photos

  • Bryn Barker commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I hope that the development of proper photo organisation within OneDrive has been a major priority for Microsoft for a while now.

    This is one area that OneDrive falls so far behind Google in. And it doesn't say much about Microsoft's expertise in machine learning/human recognition compared to Google either. Cutting edge photo organisation would be a tech showcase for Microsoft as much as a convenience for their Office 365 users.

  • Johan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    So when are you (MS) are getting into action? Shame to see you Guys struggling.. It’s about more then a year ago!!

  • TAR commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Yes I'm in 100% with this … Since the retirement Live Photo and Googles Picasa, there is nothing that face tags or GeoTagges photos

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This feature is the major thing lacking when compare to using iCloud or Google.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Do not understand why Microsoft is lagging behind google and facebook on this area for so long. I am literally syncing every single onedrive photo to google photos, in order to use google's facial recognition.

    Why did microsoft spend efforts to do arbitrary tags that I don't care is just beyond my comprehension.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I want onedrive to automatically tag everyone and then just ask me to confirm it got it right.

  • james commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    windows photos app recently got face tagging and grouping but the algorithm is awful and nowhere near as accurate as windows live photo gallery was 6 years ago

    I also don't want to invest hours and hours manually tagging faces(again) , if the info is not going to be stored in the photo's xmp metadata
    please when you do eventually build face recognition into onedrive, use the xmp standard which ms helped develop

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I'm not sure if repeating how desirable this feature is is valuable but I'm repeating it. I literally synched all my onedrive photos to my computer just to use Google's Picasa software for face recognition. Not great.

  • Eric Liprandi commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I love this new trend of "well, vote for your idea and we will prioritize in our backlog".
    News flash for Microsoft: you know how I vote on features? I use other company's products. The more features they have that you don't, the more I use their products instead of yours...
    While this obviously need to be an "opt-in" feature as many people may not want to use it for privacy reasons, Google Photos has had that for years, helping me create albums in no-time by simply saying "hey, find me pictures of me and my wife while we were in Vail". Any idea how long it would take me to do this with OneDrive?
    This is such a frustrating process that Microsoft (and many others) have implemented... if want me (and other users) to help you prioritize your work, please pay me for it!

  • Chad Simmons commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    -10! I do NOT want Microsoft scanning pictures and digitally thumbprinting faces/people. This is why I do NOT use Google Photos or Facebook.
    A file sync solution (OneDrive) is not a photo taxonomy solution, they are radically different and should remain so.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Lol, yeah, they are still thinking. I like the idea of keeping all my stuff in Onedrive, but Google Photos is pretty amazing recognizes faces. This is a feature that is greatly needed.

  • Brian commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Agreed with comments below. OneDrive would be my go-to photo storage with facial recognition and people tagging. Google has this feature, and would be great for OneDrive online.

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