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.
Wanted to provide an update here: this is something we’re planning on doing, but don’t have a timeframe to share yet
This is getting ridiculous. What is taking so long to implement this? Microsoft can’t even provide a timeframe...
David Stone commented
Amazon Prime now comes with unlimited photo storage and facial recognition. Come on Microsoft, you're lagging!!
Laurenz Vien Jimenez commented
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
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.
Snæbjörn Davíðsson commented
Fully endorse this idea
This is one of the main reasons why we would consider switching to google
So when are you (MS) are getting into action? Shame to see you Guys struggling.. It’s about more then a year ago!!
Yes I'm in 100% with this … Since the retirement Live Photo and Googles Picasa, there is nothing that face tags or GeoTagges photos
Yes! Should be online and the same data / faces on all devices with same login
This feature is the major thing lacking when compare to using iCloud or Google.
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.
Add face recognition to organize all the photos.
Add a feature to recognize and group faces/people by their name.
OneDrive then can identify people by names and make albums or tags according to that.
this function is possible in apps like google photos, and it works well.
I want onedrive to automatically tag everyone and then just ask me to confirm it got it right.
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
@DouglasPearce, still thinking? It's been over three years...
Still thinking since July 2015?
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.