Faces and Pets :( (it was worth a try)

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Xenious, Jan 27, 2009.

  1. Xenious macrumors 6502a

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    I thought perhaps the face recognition algorithm might work if I named my cats in a few pictures, but so far it has not. Would be cool if they updated it to work on cats and dogs. ahahhaha :)
     
  2. Alan Taylor macrumors 6502

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  3. spooky2k macrumors 6502a

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    hahaha, I'm with you on this one. Me and a friend were literally just talking about this when I saw this post. Glad there is at least 3 of us that would like this feature!
     
  4. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    This is potentially one of the best posts I have ever seen. :eek:

    Simply for its humorous nature.
     
  5. bnut macrumors newbie

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    Lol, the possibilities, I can just imagine the nerds in some basement somewhere celebrating when getting the contract to write that software.
     
  6. corvera macrumors member

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    I definitely have to agree on that. It's the best post I've seen and it has just make my day.
     
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  8. bnut macrumors newbie

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    Not sure which of the subjects of this thread you tried it on :p but I would imagine that the algorithms used are very specific to human faces and even then seem to be having a bit of trouble with those. Perhaps in future it will become smarter and more adaptive :p
     
  9. Supermacguy macrumors regular

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    What kind of cats do you have, what are their facial features? I have a black and white cat with a distinct "bandit mask" over his eyes, but my other cat is a solid grey. I dont have iLife yet but I would bet that it could tell the difference between the two. Easier than say 2 similar colored cats.
     
  10. themoonisdown09 macrumors 601

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    How many pictures of your cats do you have? Just manually tag each picture.
     
  11. petvas macrumors 601

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    iLife cant tell the difference between a man and woman. It also suggests sculptures! The new iPhoto is just as good as the previous one. Faces & Places don't work as advertised
     
  12. Babooshka macrumors 6502

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    All the photos I had taken of a party I was at, all the ones which had people in multiple photos (with their full faces), iPhoto recognised. The only times it didn't recognise anybody was when they'd tried to semi-drunkenly tried to hide.

    And it recognised my dog and two cats.
     
  13. Dmac77 macrumors 68020

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    It's not working for my cat (russian blue), or my dog (mini dachshund):(. I was hoping that it would. Oh well, maybe Apple will work on this (I hope they do, most of my pictures are of my pets).

    Don
     

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