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The terms “face recognition” and “face detection” are often used interchangeably by photo management solutions. Though closely related, there are some important differences. Understanding them can greatly impact how much time and effort is spent using a particular solution to organize your photo libraries. Let’s discuss what these differences are and hopefully, clear up any confusion.
Face detection can occur without face recognition; however, face recognition isn't possible without face detection. The process begins by first being able to detect a face exists in a digital image.
Face detection uses computer technology to scan your digital photos, looking for anything that resembles a face. Using complex algorithms, face detection discerns a human face from other objects in a photo. Most of these methods involve machine learning algorithms that learn from millions of good and bad samples how to identify a “facial region” with a very low error rate. Some methods add a further step to identify facial landmarks including eyes, nose, and mouth.
Face recognition takes face detection to the next level.
Face recognition adds identity to the detected face regions. Advanced face recognition techniques, such as those used by Tag That Photo, also use machine learning algorithms to differentiate attributes of the face region to create a unique facial signature. This is then compared to a database of known face signatures. Using statistical comparison methods the facial signatures are analyzed to determine if an unknown face matches a tagged (known) face. The more faces confirmed (tagged) for a person, the more accurate the name suggestions will be. Tag That Photo uses these same comparison methods to group unknown faces together into "likeness clusters." The benefit of clustering is that it makes it possible to tag multiple images in one step. It’s pretty sophisticated stuff.
Face detection and face recognition are important features to consider when selecting a photo organization solution. What makes face recognition valuable to photo organization is its ability to automate the face tagging process. Depending on the size of your image library, this can save significant time and effort. Hopefully, we’ve helped shed some light on how they differ and what each has to offer.
What operating systems does Tag That Photo run on?
Tag That Photo is a Microsoft Windows OS desktop software application. Includes Windows 7, 8, and 10 with latest service packs.
Is Tag That Photo a cloud service?
No, Tag That Photo is installed and operated locally on your Windows desktop or laptop. You decide which folders you want it to scan for photos. As long as you can see the folders from Windows File Explorer, Tag That Photo should be able to manage them. This includes folders on drives physically in your computer, or local folders that are mirrored to a cloud-based service such as Dropbox, USB drives, or network-attached drives such as NAS devices. Just be sure the drives are normally resident and not temporarily attached to your system.
What metadata format does Tag That Photo use?
Tag That Photo licensed subscribers have the option to write tags (face tags, meta tags, and geo tags) into each image using Adobe's XMP metadata format. We adhere to the Metadata Working Group standard, similar to Microsoft Gallery, Picasa and others. This ensures that the tagging information is preserved and "goes with" the image when opened in other programs. For more info about XMP go to: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metadata_Working_Group and https://bit.ly/2FaVzzs.
Is the XMP metadata written into the image?
Writing the XMP metadata into the image is an optional feature of Tag That Photo and will not conflict with the IPTC data. Regardless of of whether you check the box for XMP writing, the metadata is also written into a separate local database stored in the "appdata/local/tagthatphoto" folder.
Can Tag That Photo import my existing Fotobounce tags?
Absolutely. Tag That Photo provides the option to read and import the proprietary Fotobounce database tag info. We use our Tag That Photo face detection method and we have our own face tags; however, Tag That Photo merges the Fotobounce tagging info. Where the face rectangle overlaps, we use the Fotobounce name for our face tag. This mapping preserves your existing tagging efforts, but by using our own tags we can provide you with advanced face recognition going forward with new images!
Can Tag That Photo import my existing Picasa tags?
Picasa offers an option in the last public version to export the face tagging metadata in Adobe XMP format. Tag That Photo reads these tags when the image is scanned and merges the face tagging metadata with TagThatPhoto face tags. To assist you in exporting Picasa face tags to the XMP metadata format, below are instructions from Google (reference: https://bit.ly/2F6wuFL) :
How to write Picasa Face Tags to the Photo Metadata XMP tags:
- Sign out of Google Photos (upper right corner) if you are signed in.
- Go to the Tools menu then to Options; select the Name Tags tab and make sure the "Store name tags in photo" box is checked; click OK.
- Go to the Tools menu then to Experimental; select "Write Faces to XMP..."
- In the Write Faces box that comes up, select the Write Faces button.
- Wait for quite a while depending on the number of Photos for all face tags to be written.
- After that is done, sign back into Google Photos.
- If you had albums Synced to Web they may need time to update after signing in.
- Exit Picasa to make sure the database is written to disk.
Does Tag That Photo enable manual face tagging?
Should there be occasions when Tag That Photo does not detect a face, users are able to manually tag a face within a photo. Note that manual faces are not used for recognition purposes.
Will I be able to search for people by "including" or "excluding" Person A, B, C, D?
Absolutely! Tag That Photo provides for Simple Search as well as Advanced Search. Advanced Search will make it easy for users to filter by including and excluding images based on face tags and/or manually added info tags.
I currently run FotoBounce photo organizaton software on a PC and have it scan and manage the photos on the network drive. Can TagThatPhoto work similarly?
Yes, Tag That Photo can work equally well with photos from a single desktop or on a network drive.
How much does Tag That Photo cost?
Tag That Photo is subscription-based. Before purchasing, you'll be able to try it free for 30 days. If it fits your tagging needs (and we hope it does!), An annual subscription starts at less than $50 USD per year with an option to subscribe to a Personal Plan (single license) or a Family Plan (3 licenses). Fotobounce users will receive a special introductory price. More info coming soon about that!