|The day we got Beauty.|
|Sisterly silliness at the apple orchard this fall.|
Recently I've been working to clean up our photo library, which is constantly growing and, outside of being in chronological order, is difficult to search.
Luckily iPhoto has a facial recognition feature and has you tag people, so then you can search for people by their faces. It makes it really handy if you're looking for photos of someone for a graduation collage...not that I'm thinking about that already (gulp).
I started with my kids, the most infamous and photographed members of our family.
iPhoto identified more than 1,000 potential photos of each of them. It took quite some time to go through them, clicking on the ones that were indeed each child, rejecting or correctly identifying those who were actually other people. For the most part the software had it right.
Then I worked on photos of my husband -- there were 540 photos of him, usually with the girls. The software was usually right too, though every once in a while it picked my stepdad, often in later years when Wayne's hair was more the color of Mark's.
Finally, I worked on my own photos, of which there were only 123, most of which were not correct because my sister, sister-in-law and daughter all look a lot like me, so of those photos I re-tagged them with the appropriate person.
|Screenshot of working through photos of "Jenny," 50% of which are wrong.|
So I'm committed to making sure I'm in more photos. I never was a "selfie" person, so I'll be handing the camera to my husband or my kids more often, to capture more of life's moments with me in them.