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Some of my photos have named faces (area identified in photo of face with name entered) but the name does not show up in the Keywrod Tags (which can be exported with the photo). If I click on the name attached to the identified area and hit enter (Win 10) then the name is entered in the Keyword Tags list. Since this is only some names in some photos it is very laborious to fix. Running LrC 9.3. Any suggestions?

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"I did use Picasa a long time ago, so it is possible that the photos at issue had their faces tagged before importing into Lightroom."

 

Picasa followed the same industry standard as LR for face tagging, but that standard didn't specify how to use keywords.  So when LR imports Picasa-tagged photos, it imports the face rectangles along with the labels under the rectangles but not the corresponding keywords (because Picasa didn't assign industry-standard keywords).

 

If you're experienced with command-line scripting, you could use the free Exiftool utility to copy the face labels to keywords. But beware the learning curve for Exiftool is steep. There was a thread in these forums from several years ago that gave details, but Adobe in its wisdom discarded older threads when it migrated to a new forum platform.

 

You could also check out the Picasa Face-Recognition Import plugin. The author has an excellent reputation. It's not clear whether it reads the data from the Picasa database (which must be still on your computer) or from metadata Picasa stored in the photos.

 

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Named faces sometimes not listed in Keyword Tags

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Some of my photos have named faces (area identified in photo of face with name entered) but the name does not show up in the Keywrod Tags (which can be exported with the photo). If I click on the name attached to the identified area and hit enter (Win 10) then the name is entered in the Keyword Tags list. Since this is only some names in some photos it is very laborious to fix. Running LrC 9.3. Any suggestions?

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"I did use Picasa a long time ago, so it is possible that the photos at issue had their faces tagged before importing into Lightroom."

 

Picasa followed the same industry standard as LR for face tagging, but that standard didn't specify how to use keywords.  So when LR imports Picasa-tagged photos, it imports the face rectangles along with the labels under the rectangles but not the corresponding keywords (because Picasa didn't assign industry-standard keywords).

 

If you're experienced with command-line scripting, you could use the free Exiftool utility to copy the face labels to keywords. But beware the learning curve for Exiftool is steep. There was a thread in these forums from several years ago that gave details, but Adobe in its wisdom discarded older threads when it migrated to a new forum platform.

 

You could also check out the Picasa Face-Recognition Import plugin. The author has an excellent reputation. It's not clear whether it reads the data from the Picasa database (which must be still on your computer) or from metadata Picasa stored in the photos.

 

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1. Triple-check that the name doesn't appear in the Keyword List. Type the name in the Filter Keywords box, click the triangle to right of the box, and ensure All is selected:

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2. Were some of these photos originally face-tagged in another program like Picasa before they were imported into LR?

 

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See:

 

https://www.adobepress.com/articles/article.asp?p=2337458&seqNum=4

 

https://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom-classic/help/face-recognition.html

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6LwySUPfsJ0

 

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Jun 24, 2020

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The name does appear in the Keyword List (it appears with other photos), but it does not appear in the Keyword Tags for this given photo, yet the face is identified correctly in the photo. I did use Picasa a long time ago, so it is possible that the photos at issue had their faces tagged before importing into Lightroom. If that were the case, would their faces (region in the photo) be accurately shown in Lightroom?

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"I did use Picasa a long time ago, so it is possible that the photos at issue had their faces tagged before importing into Lightroom."

 

Picasa followed the same industry standard as LR for face tagging, but that standard didn't specify how to use keywords.  So when LR imports Picasa-tagged photos, it imports the face rectangles along with the labels under the rectangles but not the corresponding keywords (because Picasa didn't assign industry-standard keywords).

 

If you're experienced with command-line scripting, you could use the free Exiftool utility to copy the face labels to keywords. But beware the learning curve for Exiftool is steep. There was a thread in these forums from several years ago that gave details, but Adobe in its wisdom discarded older threads when it migrated to a new forum platform.

 

You could also check out the Picasa Face-Recognition Import plugin. The author has an excellent reputation. It's not clear whether it reads the data from the Picasa database (which must be still on your computer) or from metadata Picasa stored in the photos.

 

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John, thanks for the responses. I think you have hit the nail on the head, as I see no issues after Picasa went obsolete (and I stopped using it). Your description matches perfectly with what I am seeing so let's consider this one solved. Thanks again.

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