Facial recognition works on indexing. It will work best if you have time for time to help the initial database index and build up.
Hi thank you. but your suggestion has nothing to do with what I am asking. I am asking for the ability to have a search criteria for Person Shown which I have spent 15 years inputing manually. I will start experimenting with facial recognition, but that's whole other ball game.
Sorry facial recognition is not working for you. For most, it requires a bit of imput, but generally works well.
While IPTC fields are searchable via the Library Filter bar and smart collections, IPTC Extension fields such as Person Shown are, inexplicably, not searchable. Please add your vote and detailed opinion to this bug report in the official Adobe feedback forum: Lightroom: Make IPTC Extended metadata searchable | Photoshop Family Customer Community.
There are a few workarounds:
- Use the Search Replace Transfer plugin to copy names from the Person Shown field to keywords applied to the photo. Then you can search the keywords. When you use LR's face recognition, it will also add the names you enter as keywords. So if you plan on using face recognition, creating keywords for your existing persons shown might be a good idea.