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Tigercat212
Aug 14, 2008, 06:37 PM
First of all, I would encourage you to read this article: http://www.julius-eckert.com/project/view/3/8

This article is by Julius Eckert, who is a developer for Mac OSX. He used face recognition (video provided by the isight) to change perspective in applications. But, I was wondering if it was possible for someone to develop an app that would allow you to log in by using facial recognition instead of a password in text.

If anybody could possibly develop this and post it on these forums, it would be greatly appreciated. If there is already something like this, please PM me the link or post it in this thread

Thanks!

Tigercat212



jokun
Aug 14, 2008, 07:49 PM
Oh hey, I'll hop right on it:p

Tigercat212
Aug 14, 2008, 07:52 PM
Oh hey, I'll hop right on it:p

jokun, can you develop this and integrate in into the login screen?

MacDawg
Aug 14, 2008, 07:58 PM
jokun, can you develop this and integrate in into the login screen?

I think the :p should probably be a clue

Woof, Woof - Dawg http://homepage.mac.com/k.j.vinson/pawprint.gif

Tigercat212
Aug 14, 2008, 08:09 PM
I think the :p should probably be a clue

Woof, Woof - Dawg http://homepage.mac.com/k.j.vinson/pawprint.gif

Heh, MacDawg.

mkrishnan
Aug 14, 2008, 08:26 PM
There is some software (http://www.keylemon.com/) that did this on Windows, but as far as I know, there's nothing on OS X right now. I think there are some SDKs that could potentially be used for the purpose, but it's still a fairly huge task. 'Twould be an excellent feature for all the Macs that have iSights built into them. Although these biometrics are easy to fool.

Like, many of these facial recognition tools can be defeated by a photo of you. If you have a fingerprint scanner, in many cases, if I have direct access to you, I can defeat it very easily using readily available items (e.g. get you to put a fingerprint on a can or glass or other fingerprint friendly surface, lift it with a piece of tape, photocopy it, and then the photocopy fingerprint will actually often key your fingerprint scanner).

MacDawg
Aug 14, 2008, 08:31 PM
Although these biometrics are easy to fool.


Yeah, I'm afraid it would make it far too easy for George Clooney to log into my Mac ;)

Woof, Woof - Dawg http://homepage.mac.com/k.j.vinson/pawprint.gif

Tigercat212
Aug 14, 2008, 08:51 PM
Is there anyway to use a fingerprinting analysis/recognition to login in Mac OSX on a Macbook?

mkrishnan
Aug 14, 2008, 08:58 PM
Is there anyway to use a fingerprinting analysis/recognition to login in Mac OSX on a Macbook?

Yeah, that one does exist:

http://www.upek.com/solutions/mac/default.asp

Tigercat212
Aug 14, 2008, 10:02 PM
Yeah, that one does exist:

http://www.upek.com/solutions/mac/default.asp

But there's nothing built-in right? That's really cool, though. I'll check it out.

mkrishnan
Aug 14, 2008, 10:03 PM
But there's nothing built-in right? That's really cool, though. I'll check it out.

No, but then there's no built in fingerprint scanner, either. It's not quite like you can put your finger up to the iSight and get a good read... :D

Tigercat212
Aug 14, 2008, 10:06 PM
No, but then there's no built in fingerprint scanner, either. It's not quite like you can put your finger up to the iSight and get a good read... :D

Can you use that to replace the login screen so instead of inputting a text password you can use your fingerprint?

tallestof4
Aug 14, 2008, 10:12 PM
the website says u can

Tigercat212
Aug 14, 2008, 10:16 PM
1. Does the Eikon work well with Mac OSX on a Blackbook?

2. What is the difference between these two: http://www.amazon.com/Digital-Privacy-Manager-fingerprint-reader/dp/B0018E72TY?ie=UTF8&m=AE42MH160C6CS&s=generic&qid=1212436317&sr=1-1

AND

http://www.amazon.com/Digital-Privacy-Manager-fingerprint-reader/dp/B0018E72TY/ref=pd_sim_e_5

It seems as if they're the same product but the second link is 6 dollars less than the first link.

3. For those who have it, is the actual scanner small? Does it fit well into a laptop case?

the website says u can

Oh, I didn't see that. Thanks tallestof4.

MacNut
Aug 14, 2008, 10:17 PM
What happens if you have a facial tick when you go to log in.

tallestof4
Aug 14, 2008, 10:24 PM
Oh, I didn't see that. Thanks tallestof4.

Np

What happens if you have a facial tick when you go to log in.
What happens if the song "what is love' comes on when your signing in?

jokun
Aug 14, 2008, 10:34 PM
jokun, can you develop this and integrate in into the login screen?

sarcasm FAIL:rolleyes:

Sorry to get your hopes up, buddy.

mad jew
Aug 14, 2008, 10:41 PM
You can't do it pre-login, but this might help... Go to your System preferences and in the Accounts pane click on Login Items. Click the + symbol and navigate to the Applications folder. From here, select Photobooth and press Okay. Close System Preferences and log out. Now, log back into your account with your password. Photobooth should now open up. Click on the circular button with a camera in it. On the count of three it'll take a photo. If you don't recognise the person in the photo, then log back out, and quickly! Somebody's stealing your filthy filthy donkey pr0n! Oh noes!

Bobioden
Aug 14, 2008, 11:02 PM
3. For those who have it, is the actual scanner small? Does it fit well into a laptop case?


The size is listed in the above Amazon link, 3.3 x 0.06 x 1.3 inches, and it weighs 3 ounces. So yes, it is small, and Yes, I am sure it will fit in any laptop case.

Shackler
Aug 15, 2008, 10:12 AM
Why is there a poll? The answer has nothing to do with an opinion.
That said i hope someone makes this app if it is possible.

Tigercat212
Aug 15, 2008, 10:15 AM
You will probably need the Eikon fingerprint scanner to answer these questions.

1. On a Mac, can you set a prefererence so you only use the scanner to log in and nothing else.

2. Can you set it so it logs you into some websites even if they have different passwords.

3. How big is the learning curve?

Why is there a poll? The answer has nothing to do with an opinion.
That said i hope someone makes this app if it is possible.

I just wanted to see whether people would actually consider using something like this.

Full of Win
Aug 15, 2008, 10:35 AM
If this is not in Snow Leopard, I'd be shocked.

Tallest Skil
Aug 15, 2008, 10:37 AM
If this is not in Snow Leopard, I'd be shocked.

And if it is, I will be. It's nothing more than a gimmick.

yellow
Aug 15, 2008, 10:39 AM
If this is not in Snow Leopard, I'd be shocked.

No new features in Snow Leopard, though, right?

macman312
Aug 10, 2011, 02:25 AM
not sure if anyone is still interested or still checks this forum but just found a facial recognition software package http://www.keylemon.com/

download direct link FOR MAC http://download.cnet.com/KeyLemon/3000-2144_4-75337906.html?part=dl-10047476&subj=dl&tag=button

-Nick

darnocs
Oct 15, 2011, 01:21 PM
not sure if anyone is still interested or still checks this forum but just found a facial recognition software package http://www.keylemon.com/

download direct link FOR MAC http://download.cnet.com/KeyLemon/3000-2144_4-75337906.html?part=dl-10047476&subj=dl&tag=button

-Nick

I'm downloading it right now. Thanks for the link!

MrElvey
Nov 4, 2011, 01:22 PM
"License for Mac version of KeyLemon is $29.95."

Free trial.

emediately
Nov 7, 2011, 05:09 PM
But KeyLemon does not replace the default MAC OS X Login on startup. KeyLemon just works when you are away from the computer for several minutes, and then it kicks in.

Is there any software out there that would let you login using face recognition when starting up your computer?

"License for Mac version of KeyLemon is $29.95."

Free trial.

matthew2848
Aug 26, 2013, 10:10 AM
I use only the best and easiest. I use KeyLemon. It is free, but if you really want a good one get the gold version. It is AMAZING!



Thanks,
Matthew

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KeyLemon does work at the log in screen. I got it when it first came out. My friend made that software!