Tagging people is a great way to keep your friends connected to your Facebook photos, unfortunately it can also be a tedious process, a process Facebook is hoping to easily streamline by implementing face detection software.
Testing of the new technology has begun today with a select group of users.
If you’re unfamiliar with the current system you must upload a photo, click on each persons face, tag that person and then move onto the next photo. Obviously going back and tagging large photo albums can be a tedious process.
To solve the tedium of face detection the new program now determines each face and says “Whose face is this?” at which point the user just types in the persons name.The technology being implemented is the same tech used in modern digital cameras.
If that isn’t enough innovation for you, Facebook is promising more photo products in the coming months.
I personally would love the option for Facebook to detect the faces of all my friends and then auto-tag photos that they are part of based off facial recognition points from their own profiles photos. Maybe that’s a bit too next Gen?
If you had your choice, what photo features would you ask Facebook to implement?