Some people adore the Face Recognition feature in Picasa – just ask anyone researching their family genealogy! Some people find it a nuisance. I fall somewhere in the middle. But, I have found a really good use for it myself and I want to pass that along.
Have you ever needed to find a photo of you and your spouse together? I recently did. How long do you think it took me to go thru my 25,000 pictures and find the best one that has both me and Jim in it? 1 hour? 2 hours?
How about 2 seconds!. Here’s how I did it:
- Click on the People album for Jim (that one click narrowed it down to 347 pictures selected)
- Click on the People button in the lower right corner – that opens up the People pane and you will see all the other faces that appear in the selected pictures.
- In the people pane, click on a picture of me.
Now I’m looking at 62 pictures where both Jim and I are in the photo. It’s a pretty easy task to find the best one now.
Oh yeah … I like this picture from our travels last summer. Recognize the famous house in the background? That’s Fallingwater by Frank Lloyd Wright.
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