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paulisme
Mar 21, 2010, 02:44 PM
Does anyone know if the Faces functionality on the iPad will work if I don't have iLife 09?



GeekLawyer
Mar 21, 2010, 02:47 PM
No, it won't. In the videos, Apple states that you must have a Mac with iPhoto for Faces and Places to work. I'm certain they're referring to a version of iPhoto that supports those features. Otherwise, a Mac with iPhoto would not be a requirement.

paulisme
Mar 21, 2010, 03:01 PM
No, it won't. In the videos, Apple states that you must have a Mac with iPhoto for Faces and Places to work. I'm certain they're referring to a version of iPhoto that supports those features. Otherwise, a Mac with iPhoto would not be a requirement.

I didn't know if that meant it would sync the Faces and Places data from iLife 09 or if iLife 09 was required. I was hoping that I could still tag photos with faces and places data on the iPad itself.

GeekLawyer
Mar 21, 2010, 03:05 PM
I didn't know if that meant it would sync the Faces and Places data from iLife 09 or if iLife 09 was required. I was hoping that I could still tag photos with faces and places data on the iPad itself.We might not know 100% until we have it in our hands. But it seems like the Apple rep said that it would require a Mac, which tells me that you can't do that in the Photos.app on the iPad itself.

ckorhonen
Mar 21, 2010, 04:11 PM
The Photos.app from the iPad simulator has no capabilities to edit faces or places on the iPad itself - I take this to mean that you need to have iPhoto on your mac.

Peace
Mar 21, 2010, 04:13 PM
Since the iPad will be purchased by Windows users also I believe faces etc. will work on it.

AceFernalld
Mar 21, 2010, 04:16 PM
My impression, which does make sense if you think about it, was that you need a Mac running iLife '09 with Faces & Places data to be able to sync Faces & Places data onto your iPad. Unfortunately, my iMac, which has all of my media on it, doesn't have iLife '09 like my MBP does :(

flyguy206
Mar 21, 2010, 04:17 PM
Since the iPad will be purchased by Windows users also I believe faces etc. will work on it.

No it won't you have to have a mac to get that feature. Most people that use windows won't miss it because they don't have it. Just like people that don't have ilife09 wont miss because they don't have it now.

GermanSuplex
Mar 21, 2010, 11:42 PM
No it won't you have to have a mac to get that feature. Most people that use windows won't miss it because they don't have it. Just like people that don't have ilife09 wont miss because they don't have it now.

Well, Picassa offers similar functionality, but I don't know if only Picassa can read the Faces/Places data or if you can sync the data to other devices.

Since the geotag is embedded in the picture files, you'd think at least places would work on the iPad without iPhoto, but there's the catch I guess.

I've got to say, I really do want a Mac.

goobot
Mar 21, 2010, 11:58 PM
It's called apple wants money. You need to have iLife 09 and a mac. Confirmed by apple rep.

thejakill
Mar 22, 2010, 01:07 AM
Faces doesn't work, anyway. Every time I put my picture in there, it keeps coming back as a match for George Clooney.

Bentron
Mar 22, 2010, 03:38 AM
Faces doesn't work, anyway. Every time I put my picture in there, it keeps coming back as a match for George Clooney.

He's here all week! ;)

rorschach
Mar 22, 2010, 03:49 AM
Since the iPad will be purchased by Windows users also I believe faces etc. will work on it.

From the keynote from Steve himself: "And if I'm on a Mac, I can also get Events, Faces, and Places from iPhoto."

flipshot
Mar 22, 2010, 07:18 AM
Well, Picassa offers similar functionality, but I don't know if only Picassa can read the Faces/Places data or if you can sync the data to other devices.

Since the geotag is embedded in the picture files, you'd think at least places would work on the iPad without iPhoto, but there's the catch I guess.

I've got to say, I really do want a Mac.

Steve Jobs has already answered this question: http://www.tuaw.com/2010/03/22/another-week-another-terse-email-from-steve-jobs/

markosb
Mar 22, 2010, 11:12 AM
If one embeds GPS Data will this feature work? What about categories, if our images are tagged will the program divide them into categories.

paulisme
Mar 22, 2010, 02:56 PM
Faces doesn't work, anyway. Every time I put my picture in there, it keeps coming back as a match for George Clooney.

I so wanted to sig this but MacRumors doesn't allow quotes in signatures.

pirateRACE
Mar 22, 2010, 03:08 PM
Steve Jobs has already answered this question: http://www.tuaw.com/2010/03/22/another-week-another-terse-email-from-steve-jobs/

U can buyz mac fer facez.

k, bye.

steve

Sent from my iPhone

admanimal
Mar 22, 2010, 03:51 PM
It's called apple wants money. You need to have iLife 09 and a mac. Confirmed by apple rep.

Actually it's called running the face recognition algorithm on the iPad would be too slow and/or kill the battery in a hurry.

(This is not to be confused with the face detection part of the process, which the iPad probably could handle since most digital cameras can do it with no sweat.)

pirateRACE
Mar 22, 2010, 03:53 PM
Actually it's called running the face recognition algorithm on the iPad would be too slow and/or kill the battery in a hurry.

(This is not to be confused with the face detection part of the process, which the iPad probably could handle since most digital cameras can do it with no sweat.)

Absolutely. I leave iPhoto open most of the time cuz it's always churning out something up there next to "Faces".

thejakill
Mar 22, 2010, 04:37 PM
I so wanted to sig this but MacRumors doesn't allow quotes in signatures.

That blows. It would be fun to sig a few of these "ipad will fail" quotes for the 3rd of April.

goobot
Mar 22, 2010, 05:11 PM
Actually it's called running the face recognition algorithm on the iPad would be too slow and/or kill the battery in a hurry.

(This is not to be confused with the face detection part of the process, which the iPad probably could handle since most digital cameras can do it with no sweat.)

is that why you need a mac to have ilife?

admanimal
Mar 22, 2010, 06:17 PM
is that why you need a mac to have ilife?

Huh? You need a Mac because they only make iLife for Macs.

goobot
Mar 22, 2010, 06:26 PM
Huh? You need a Mac because they only make iLife for Macs.

exactly so you buy a mac thus giving apple money. apple can make ilife for windows if they wanted but they dont. cause of money.

paulisme
Mar 22, 2010, 06:51 PM
exactly so you buy a mac thus giving apple money. apple can make ilife for windows if they wanted but they dont. cause of money.

Are you implying that Apple would make iLife for Windows and make it free? If not, Apple would still be getting your money.

I think your tinfoil hat may need refitting.

admanimal
Mar 22, 2010, 09:44 PM
exactly so you buy a mac thus giving apple money. apple can make ilife for windows if they wanted but they dont. cause of money.

Are people really going to buy a Mac just so they can tag faces on their iPad?

goobot
Mar 22, 2010, 09:57 PM
Are people really going to buy a Mac just so they can tag faces on their iPad?

no but it adds up after a while. i mean look at the people who are saying it now.

wrxdrunkie
Mar 29, 2010, 05:51 PM
I hope something comes out on windows to enable this feature. I just sold my macbook and am currently only using windows.

I would love to use the places feature though.

geotagging of photos has to work with some progran in windows, right? Or was that something strictly developed for the mac?

paulisme
Mar 29, 2010, 05:53 PM
I went ahead and picked up a copy of iLife 09 this weekend. I have almost all of my 3,000 photos tagged and ready to sync.

GermanSuplex
Apr 4, 2010, 12:50 AM
Faces doesn't work without iPhoto, but places does, which is cool. You can geotag old pics and scans without metadata in Picassa and they'll show up in map view on the iPad. Photos with geotaxis will work on their own.

goobot
Apr 4, 2010, 01:26 AM
Faces doesn't work without iPhoto, but places does, which is cool. You can geotag old pics and scans without metadata in Picassa and they'll show up in map view on the iPad. Photos with geotaxis will work on their own.
do you mean ilife 08? cause that has places but not faces

Mitchrapp
Apr 4, 2010, 01:50 AM
My head just exploded. It's weird trying to understand what you guys are talking about since I've never owned a Mac.

:) -- I guess I won't miss what I don't understand.

GermanSuplex
Apr 4, 2010, 02:10 AM
do you mean ilife 08? cause that has places but not faces

Probabably. I don't have a Mac so I get my i-isms mixed up sometimes.

kaheynu
May 23, 2010, 11:39 AM
I have an ipad and i don't have ilife 09. I have the iPhoto that came with my computer from 3 years ago. Places worked on my ipad up until yesterday. I was like whoa what is this feature. It was putting push pin like icons on a map on my ipad denoting the places i visited from the pictures i took in japan and S. Korea. Then yesterday when I went to show a friend this feature I could not replicate it. Im still wondering what happen? How can i have it and now not have it.

-K

K4LK
May 23, 2010, 01:56 PM
Speaking of iLife, should we expect iLife 10 to be announced/released during Steve's WWDC keynote?

aberration
Sep 27, 2010, 08:38 PM
Just a bump in case anyone's come up with clever solutions:

I just bought an ipad for my parents. I'm a PC user. I have all my photos named, date-stamped, geo-tagged, and face recognized through picassa. Is there anyway to sync those photos to the iPad and retain dates, faces, and geo-tags? It sounds like the geo-tags and dates will work, but that the faces will not.

Is there any way to use a friend's Mac and iPhoto to create the faces and save it to a PC so I can upload the newly added Mac/iPhoto/faces metadata onto the iPad? I would just use his computer for everything, but then if I ever need to re-sync I would need to erase and sync from ours.

Outside of jailbreaking or anything extreme, has anyone heard of or succeeded in using Faces outside of a Apple centric world?

Thanks in advance!