Using Photos Faces

The Photos app lets you easily identify faces in your photos. You can assign a name and Photos will help you find that person in other pictures. Once you have assigned some faces, you can search for them and view photos that contain those people.

Comments: 10 Responses to “Using Photos Faces”

    Ray
    4 years ago

    Is it possible to globally change a name once you have started assigning the name to a particular face? I.e. as your file builds you have a second person with the same first name so you want to add a last initial to both.

      4 years ago

      Yes. Just click on Faces on the left. Then click and edit any name.

    SHAMSU
    4 years ago

    hi Gary, coming str8 to the point i don’t see the faces option to choose on my photos app. am i missing something.
    thank u for your valuable time

      4 years ago

      Which version of OS X are you using? Which version of Photos?

    John Vertolli
    4 years ago

    Hi Gary, can I add to viewers, from the find faces page, suggested faces, you can drag and drop suggested faces to the ones you have listed on top. This makes the process of identifying faces much quicker.

      4 years ago

      Not sure what you are asking. You can definitely drag and drop from Suggested Faces to the faces on top. Did you try it?

    Cindy Nunn
    4 years ago

    I don’t see a “Faces” album on my iPhone 6 either. I do, however, on my iMac. How do I check the Photos app version on my iPhone 6?

      4 years ago

      You don’t need to check the Photos version, just the iOS version. Make sure you are running the latest. But you won’t see Faces on your iPhone unless you are using iCloud Photo library to share your library between your iPhone and Mac.

    Jeff Widen
    4 years ago

    If I want to use a photo in another venue, say, for example a email, does the photo transfer with the names on it? If so, how do I remove the names before the transfer?

      4 years ago

      No, the names of the Faces are part of your Photos database. When you attach a photo to an email, you are basically exporting it out of Photos so you just get the photo and the basic metadata (location, image data etc). Try it.

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