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iPhoto '09 has a fantastic new face recognition method: the Faces tool. From understanding the tool to sharing favorite shots on Flickr and Facebook, iPhoto '09: 10 Things to Know About Faces teaches iPhoto users how to take advantage of Faces. Instructor Derrick Story covers how to identify people in an iPhoto library, create a slideshow with Faces photos, and use Faces to organize collections. With all the new features of the Faces tool, iPhoto is a great family snapshot application.
So far we have been using Faces to pull together collections of people and it's very good at that. But what if you wanted to hide somebody, maybe just even temporarily. Does iPhoto have the ability to do that? Well, actually it does and I'm going to show you how that works right now. So let's go over here to our corkboard and we have the lovely Alex and she got married to Josh. And so let's just double-click on Alex's gallery here and so all of these have been identified and sometimes she is alone and sometimes she is with Josh as happens during these wedding ceremonies. Then we will go over . And thus we have some shots of Josh alone but then shots of him with Alex. Okay, this is excellent.
So what if we wanted to in Alex's gallery here just see the shots of Alex alone without Josh? Is that possible? Well, actually it is and it's kind of fun. The first thing that you want to do is make sure that your tagging has been fairly complete. In other words, all the shots that have Alex in them and Josh in them, make sure that they are both tagged properly and so you might want to just double-check before you do this trick, to go back to the actual album itself and maybe click on a picture, click on name and just make sure that those tags are there. I'll go to the next one.
Now this one, neither one has been tagged and actually I'm glad we are here right now because one of the things that iPhoto has a hard time with is identifying faces that are at an angle. At an angle like this or that are turned sideways more like this. It has a hard time with that. So be on the lookout for those, if you want those to be included on the corkboard collection. So in this case, I'm going to go ahead and tag. So in these two right here that are very clear, but it identified or tried to detect a fuzzy face in the background because of the angle that it was. So I'm going to go ahead and Add Missing Face to this one. We'll do this one right here and we will just add, position it and we will add Josh right there and I'm going add another missing face right here with Alex and this is just mainly to show you what to be on the lookout for where Faces sometimes comes up a little short and we'll do Alex right here.
Okay, so let's go back to our corkboard and let's go to Josh and what we are going to do now is I'm going to open this up. So here are all the shots that had been tagged with Josh. I'm going to select them all by doing Command+A, so that they are all selected and then I'm going to use the Hide command. There is a Hide command in iPhoto, it's right down here. I'm going to click Hide and they all go away. Now they haven't been deleted; they haven't been harmed in any way. No grooms were harmed in the making of this movie, but they are hidden at the moment. When we take away all the photos in his Faces collection then his face is removed from here also, which I think is very interesting. I mean, we are talking about some real hiding here.
So now let's see what happens if we go to Alex's collection, because Josh was in a lot of her shots. Will we only see Alex? Just double-click on this and here we go and look at this. No more Josh. It's kind of sad, isn't it? So if we go up here to View and we turn on the Hidden Photos, then Josh is back in the picture, just like that.
So this is kind of fun and there will be times when maybe you will need to do something like this and again, you are not throwing anything away, you are not hurting anything. All you are doing is temporarily hiding a person... with just a click of a button.
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