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Identifying people manually

From: Photoshop Elements 11 Essentials: 01 Importing and Organizing Photos

Video: Identifying people manually

Let's take a look at how to identify people manually in single image view. This is the procedure to follow if the automatic people recognition system that I covered in the last movie misses some people in your photos, maybe because the faces aren't clear. It's also what you can do if you just add a couple new photos of people in your catalog, and you want to quickly identify them without going through the whole people recognition system. Here in Media View, I'm going to double click this photo. And that opens it in single image view, with a white box around the girl's face.

Identifying people manually

Let's take a look at how to identify people manually in single image view. This is the procedure to follow if the automatic people recognition system that I covered in the last movie misses some people in your photos, maybe because the faces aren't clear. It's also what you can do if you just add a couple new photos of people in your catalog, and you want to quickly identify them without going through the whole people recognition system. Here in Media View, I'm going to double click this photo. And that opens it in single image view, with a white box around the girl's face.

The white box means that the Organizer recognizes this as a face. If I move my cursor over that white box, the organizer asks me, who is this? I'll click the who is this? label. And the Organizer gives me some suggestions, based on the information it already has about people that I frequently photograph. None of these suggestions is correct in this case. This happens to be Steph, so I'll type her name. And I'll press enter or return on my keyboard to identify her in my people recognition system. To go back to Grid view, I can just double-click that photo; and here I'm going to do the same thing with this photo.

I'll double click this photo. There's a white box, and this time, instead of several suggestions, the Organizer asks you point blank, is this Mary? Because it recognizes this person from a photo that I already fed into the database. Yes, this happens to be Mary, so I'll just click the green check mark. If it weren't Mary, I would click the red cancel symbol, and type in the correct name. So that names this photo in my people recognition system. Again, I'll double click this photo to go back to the grid and let's look at one more photo.

I'll double click this one And in this case the system is recognizing just one of these two girls as a face. And it's asking is this Darla because I identified Darla in this photo in the last movie using automatic people recognition. So again I'll click the green check mark here. But it doesn't seem to recognize that there is someone else here. That's okay. If I have a photo that the system can't recognize as a face, I'll just come down to the task bar and click mark face, and that gives me another white box.

I'll click inside that box and I'll drag it around that girl's face. I'll click, who's this, and I'll type Susan. That's someone that the organizer already knows, because I have other photos of Susan that I have run through the people recognition system. So, as I type Susan, it tries to auto- complete for me; I'll just click on Susan there, and, I'll click the green check mark. And now as I move over each of these faces, you can see that it's recognized as a face, and that it's now identified with the name of the appropriate person.

There's one more thing that you might sometimes see in single-image view. When you're working in this view, you might see a white box around something that isn't a person's face. In that case, you can dismiss the white box by just clicking the x at the top right of the box. But I'm just going to leave the box here in this case, because this is a picture of a person.

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  1. 18m 57s
    1. Welcome
      46s
    2. What is the Organizer?
      3m 1s
    3. Touring the Organizer
      4m 29s
    4. Moving between Organizer and Editor
      4m 55s
    5. Working with catalogs
      5m 46s
  2. 21m 4s
    1. Importing the exercise files
      2m 50s
    2. Importing photos from your computer
      4m 37s
    3. Importing photos from your camera
      7m 56s
    4. Importing photos from iPhoto (Mac only)
      5m 41s
  3. 33m 25s
    1. Viewing photos
      3m 37s
    2. Displaying photo names and dates
      1m 0s
    3. Adjusting photo dates and times
      3m 33s
    4. Sorting photos
      2m 41s
    5. Rating photos
      5m 6s
    6. Viewing metadata in the Information panel
      3m 13s
    7. Adding photo captions
      1m 45s
    8. Hiding and showing photos
      2m 54s
    9. Stacking related photos
      5m 8s
    10. Applying instant photo fixes
      4m 28s
  4. 19m 43s
    1. Viewing a simple slideshow
      4m 51s
    2. Comparing photos side by side
      4m 30s
    3. Applying Quick Edit options
      5m 36s
    4. Applying Quick Organize options
      4m 46s
  5. 27m 30s
    1. Using the Folders panel
      7m 19s
    2. Moving and renaming files
      3m 38s
    3. Reconnecting missing files
      4m 14s
    4. Moving and renaming folders
      3m 48s
    5. Deleting files and folders
      4m 2s
    6. Using a watch folder to import new files (Windows only)
      4m 29s
  6. 10m 14s
    1. Creating albums
      5m 53s
    2. Organizing albums
      2m 38s
    3. Making instant albums from folders
      1m 43s
  7. 14m 56s
    1. Creating and organizing keyword tags
      6m 38s
    2. Applying keyword tags
      4m 59s
    3. Finding photos by keyword and Advanced Search
      3m 19s
  8. 23m 3s
    1. Identifying people automatically
      5m 55s
    2. Identifying people manually
      3m 1s
    3. Viewing people
      3m 47s
    4. Grouping people
      3m 10s
    5. Working with people tags
      7m 10s
  9. 9m 13s
    1. Creating events manually
      6m 48s
    2. Creating Smart Events
      2m 25s
  10. 9m 52s
    1. Viewing mapped photos by location
      5m 47s
    2. Adding location data to photos
      4m 5s
  11. 22m 2s
    1. Using the Find menu
      3m 36s
    2. Finding photos by metadata
      5m 31s
    3. Saving smart searches
      5m 3s
    4. Finding photos by visual similarity
      5m 56s
    5. Finding photos in the Timeline
      1m 56s
  12. 3m 22s
    1. Don't forget to back up
      2m 16s
    2. Next steps
      1m 6s

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