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Quickly tag faces in iPhoto Apps
I love the Faces part of iPhoto but I got tired of clicking 'Accept' on the hundreds of photos it found for each person in my family.

Because the face recognition is pretty accurate, there are usually pages and pages of photos to 'Accept.' Instead of clicking each one, click in an empty space near the corner of the Confirm Faces page and drag select to mark 'Accept' on all of them.

Now, it's easier to fix the mistakes that iPhoto made; all you have to do is click the image thumbnails once to change 'Accept' to 'Reject.' It's much faster to do it this way because the face recognition system makes so few mistakes.

[crarko adds: I tested this, and it works as described. It's an annoying thing in iPhoto that 'Select All' from the Edit Menu doesn't do the same thing as drag selecting in this process.]
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Quickly tag faces in iPhoto
Authored by: dzurn on Feb 22, '11 10:45:29AM

And if you hold down the Option key, you are Rejecting instead of accepting. I'll do that to a screen full of 'candidates' at a time, then click to toggle the acceptance/rejection of individual faces that need to be toggled.

And if I find a face I know but it's the wrong name, then control-click (or right-click) to get a "Modify" pop-up option, where you can enter the correct name.

I've been using that shortcut for a long time in iPhoto.

Madness takes its toll.
Please have exact change.

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Authored by: rhowell on Feb 22, '11 12:39:28PM

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Quickly tag faces in iPhoto
Authored by: msadesign on Feb 23, '11 04:45:10AM

This is documented in one of Apple's 'how to' movies. I teach Mac classes and make frequent uses of these little gems.

Edited on Feb 23, '11 04:48:13AM by msadesign

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