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
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.
Why is the third most requested feature still listed as "thinking about it".
Eric Liprandi commented
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!
Alexander Riggs commented
Please implement this!! Its the main feature missing from Google Photos!!
Chad Simmons commented
-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.
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.
Fernando José Brustolin commented
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.
Can one drive please add face recognition to help find and accumulate photos. It’s 2018 after all. This should have been added long ago!!
The face-grouping feature as found in Photos app of Windows 10 or as found in the Google Photos app is a helpful tool and the same must be available in Onedrive also.
Is it possible to search photos by entering names or places?
we keep waiting this feature....
I have been debating on the best photo storage for my needs and the lack of facial recognition to group photos is the only feature that keeps me from fully adopting OneDrive. Please guys ... you have a great product, let's have this feature.
we need this.
Ben Jones commented
I have thousands of pictures that I organized using Windows Live Photo Gallery, which is no longer supported. One of the features I used very heavily was People tagging. I've tried other applications but they all seem to miss one very essential feature of People tagging: the idea that humans know better what they want to tag than computer programs. Apple, for instance, has facial recognition and they will pop up suggestions for other pictures having the same faces. However, what about the fact that people's face change over time, especially from when they were younger. What about odd angles, costumes, etc. With WLPG, I could simply designate tag whom I knew personally, or knew from notes scrawled in the margins of a scrapbook. Then I could group by people, sort by time and see how people changed over the years. It also had the very nice feature that I could rename someone in a picture and it would rename it throughout the Pictures library. That way, when people got married and changed their names, I could simply rename them with maiden or former names in parentheses.
Windows Explorer at least has a popup which displays the people tags as text but it would be nice if there were a way of turning tags on and off with boxes around the faces so tagged, much like is done in Facebook. Facebook has the disadvantage that it only allows tags of people with Facebook profiles.
Likewise, when you share photos using OneDrive, it would be nice if you could turn people tags on and off in the browser.
In summary, there needs to be a way to convert from Windows Live Photo Gallery people tags to other standards, including Facebook's.
This would be my number 1 feature i need right now.
I want to be able to pick a name, and then it shows pictures of that person.
Btw, if MS is believe photo tags is good alternative to face recognition, I have to say it is surely NOT. As a matter of fact, the whole "Tags" feature is close to useless from my experience. On the other hand, I use Google Photos face recognition a lot...
Apparently face recognition is NOT a potential revenue generator at all and MS doesn't believe it is a priority...
I am a office365 users because of cloud storage space and shared office suite license. But I have to use google photos to search for photos. And I getting tired to wait for MS to match the now considered basic functionality...