I am trying to use Lightroom's face recognition, but it bogs down a lot at scale. I'm wondering if I'm doing something wrong, if there is a workaround, or if the feature just isn't very good.
I am an amateur so my scale isn't even very big - about 40,000 photos. Mostly of family members over 10 years. Most of the faces are of a small set of people (a ton of my direct family and a bit of friends).
The problem is that trying to accept / reject faces, at scale, is incredibly slow and frustrating. The software gets bogged down.
Here's my process:
Aside: Another process is to go to the "unnamed people" section and do that in order, but I find that very cumbersome to do with thousands of photos.
My guess is the software isn't designed to efficiently process this stuff at scale - with thousands of photos and hundreds to thousands of selections. But this is Lightroom, which is designed for professionals with MANY more photos than I have. So that seems baffling.
Any insight or workarounds?
Thanks a lot.