Facial recognition

Has any consideration been given to including facial recognition within the app either builtin or plugin? It would be a useful and helpful feature for historians, especially family historians with a large collection of facial images.

There are quite a number of Pyton projects on Github which might provide a toolset to achieve this e.g. GitHub - serengil/deepface: A Lightweight Face Recognition and Facial Attribute Analysis (Age, Gender, Emotion and Race) Library for Python but there are several others contenders that all have a large user base.


We’re currently working on a new plugin hook for OCR/OTR that probably could be used for this. The plugin would receive the selected photos/selections and can attach notes, tags, or metadata. I assume detecting attributes this way should be easy; linking photos of the same person would require more complex configuration (or special purpose plugins) though.

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Thank you. That’s encouraging.