How to stop Face detection in lightroomcc

Engaged ,
Sep 20, 2016 Sep 20, 2016

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Hi

I accidently started face detection and now I cannot stop it

I think I must had done some sort of keyboard shortcut when it started

I checked in catalog preferences- metadata- and the auto face detection was not ticked

I shutdown computer and restarted lightroom but it automatically is detecting faces

PEOPLE is showing on the bar under LIBRARY, DEVELOP

please help!

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Engaged , Sep 20, 2016 Sep 20, 2016
I have fixed it !What I must have done was accidently hit the '0' on the keyboard, which activated the face on the lower bar I just unclicked the face and now back to normal Thanks all for helping

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Adobe Employee ,
Sep 20, 2016 Sep 20, 2016

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You can click on the Activity Center area at the top left corner of the App and in the drop down you will see a option for Face Detection. You can make it paused to stop face detection.08_25ActCtr.jpg

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Explorer ,
Dec 18, 2018 Dec 18, 2018

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Even when it is paused, the face detection doesn't stop. I can't abort face detection no matter what I do...can you please help?

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Adobe Employee ,
Sep 20, 2016 Sep 20, 2016

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Hi photofan,

Please refer the below screenshot and turn off/Pause the Face detection feature from your Lightroom application.

Turn off Face detection Lr.png

Regards,

Mohit

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Engaged ,
Sep 20, 2016 Sep 20, 2016

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I have done the above  - paused - face detection is off but the below screen still shows 'people' and continues to look for faces even though I have followed the above and catalog -metadata - face detection is unticked

Screen Shot 2016-09-21 at 4.11.04 PM.png

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Engaged ,
Sep 20, 2016 Sep 20, 2016

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I have fixed it !

What I must have done was accidently hit the '0' on the keyboard, which activated the face on the lower bar

I just unclicked the face and now back to normal

Thanks all for helping

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Adobe Employee ,
Sep 21, 2016 Sep 21, 2016

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Great, thanks for sharing the solution.

Regards,

Mohit

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Explorer ,
Dec 18, 2018 Dec 18, 2018

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What is un-clicking the face? How do you do that? I can't figure out how to stop face detection no matter what I do.

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Explorer ,
Dec 18, 2018 Dec 18, 2018

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This only stops indexing photos in the catalog - but still doesn't stop face detection.

These are two different things. Indexing and detection...

Indexing is done on the catalog and detection on a particular folder within the catalog or last import.

Pls correct me if I am wrong.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Dec 18, 2018 Dec 18, 2018

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Face Detection in a selected folder can be turned on/off (or toggled) with the keyboard [ O ] key  (Ohhh!)

Or you can Mouse-click on the 'People' icon in the Toolbar- again it toggles on/off.

ScreenShot057.jpg

If you do not see the Toolbar- press [ T ] to toggle the Toolbar on/off.

Regards. My System: Lr-Classic 10.3, Photoshop 22.4.2, Lightroom 4.3, Windows-10 Nikon DSLR.

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 13, 2019 Jan 13, 2019

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I can't keep it running long enough to get to the menu, crashes every time.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jan 13, 2019 Jan 13, 2019

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JPoltrack  wrote

I can't keep it running long enough to get to the menu, crashes every time.

Do you mean that Lightroom is not usable?  What makes it "crash every time"?

Try resetting your Preferences file-

How to set Lightroom Classic CC preferences

Close Lightroom,

Mac OS- Press and hold the Shift + Option + Delete keys.

Windows- Press and hold the Shift + Alt keys.

While holding down the keys, launch Lightroom Classic CC.

Regards. My System: Lr-Classic 10.3, Photoshop 22.4.2, Lightroom 4.3, Windows-10 Nikon DSLR.

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 13, 2019 Jan 13, 2019

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Thank you that was the ticket

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Community Beginner ,
Apr 10, 2019 Apr 10, 2019

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The "feature" of facial recognition is horrible. Let Google do this in the cloud

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 18, 2019 Oct 18, 2019

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You have just saved my day!!!! Funny ways our mind works. I pressed "O" accidentally and with 1000 pics and no time my life became a nightmare. I confess I had never paid atention do that Face Icon that I just had to press to stop the situation. Thanks a lot!

Since we always go to the upper left side process bar, Adobe could fix it and let it be stopped from there, I have lost too much work time with a such simple thing. Many other people may have this problem to.

 

Thanks a lot again, appreciated!

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Engaged ,
Aug 22, 2018 Aug 22, 2018

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I never knew about face detection until this morning when LR suddently started indexing thousands of images. Took over my computer and I've wasted ten minutes figuring out how to stop it. Adobe, you can be really dumb sometimes, and this is one of them.

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Community Beginner ,
Sep 25, 2019 Sep 25, 2019

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Adobe please rethink this, it's annoying to say the least!

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 07, 2019 Mar 07, 2019

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This is not a feature what is usefull for a photographer who wants to select photos

U just get distracted so much just because u hit "O"

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Mar 07, 2019 Mar 07, 2019

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U just get distracted so much just because u hit "O"

Is it the "fat finger syndrome"?- Hitting the wrong key when you wanted to Pick

is a toggle key, if face detection pops up just hit a second time.

Regards. My System: Lr-Classic 10.3, Photoshop 22.4.2, Lightroom 4.3, Windows-10 Nikon DSLR.

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 30, 2019 Jun 30, 2019

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The easiest way to stop this annoying feature is to click on the "1" monitor button below Import/Export and select "Loupe" from the list of options. This will stop the facial recognition completely. Here's a screenshot: StopFace2.png

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New Here ,
Dec 22, 2019 Dec 22, 2019

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Thank you, thank you, thank you

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New Here ,
Apr 17, 2020 Apr 17, 2020

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Just had this problem as well. Accidentally hit the "O" key and this face recognition started. NOT A HELPFUL FEATURE. Lightroom is a large program as it is and editing large photo batches is slow enough. The face recognition feature is not helpful and it slows down lightroom even more. Please Adobe, REMOVE THE FACE RECOGNITION FEATURE!

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New Here ,
Apr 06, 2021 Apr 06, 2021

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This feature is handy, to some, in some circumstances, I bet. It must be. But now, for me, it just wasted a good hour of my workday. Thanks Adobe (sarcastic[I'm sure I need to point that out])! Thanks for the community for showing keys in the dark till it hits the pay-dirt and I can on with my work day.

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