How are you tagging Faces in iPhoto '09? (First/Last Names, First Names Only?)

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by JW008, Jan 28, 2009.

  1. JW008 macrumors 6502

    Apr 29, 2005
    How are most people tagging? Just first names? First and last names? I'm going to start the process tonight and I was wondering the reasonings behind people's decision.
  2. Xenious macrumors 6502a

    Mar 22, 2004
    Texas, USA
    On a kind of similar note what are people doing when the tag name in iPhoto doesn't match the tag name in Facebook?
  3. bstamant macrumors newbie

    Aug 13, 2007

    I have been putting first names only. I noticed if you hover over a person's face in the "Faces" corkboard screen, there is a "i" in the bottom right hand corner of the snapshot. If you click that "i" it gives you an option to put the full name of the person and their email address. After doing this, when I sync to Facebook the tagging works.
  4. Saladinos macrumors 68000


    Feb 26, 2008
    I'm a little disappointed there's no address book integration here. I'd like names and email addresses to come from there (maybe with an autocomplete thing like tagging non-detected faces has). I don't like searching for people and copying their email addresses.

    Names can also be a problem, especially when you have people named Taqiuddine and surnames like Goonewardena.
  5. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

    Feb 4, 2008
    I use first and last names just because that's what I do. I had a pet peeve with my cell phones that couldn't order my damn contacts by last name but show them by first name. Well, same bloody problem here. I hope Apple fixes this with some minor update. I also like the suggestion about integrating with Address Book. I just really can't believe we don't have some sort of last name, first name deal going on.
  6. JW008 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 29, 2005
    I started tagging last night and realized, it really won't be that big of a deal to change back and forth between first/last names if I want. Of course, I haven't been tagging EVERYONE, which means after about three hours of tagging I only have about 30 people.

    Where's the cutoff for people that you're tagging? Everyone you know? Just friends? Only people you've got more than five pictures of?
  7. macaco74 macrumors regular

    Jan 11, 2008
    I started with family, friends, and then the every so oftens. Of course, when I open a picture and tag someone new, I end up going on a tangent.

    It is fun but I second and third the desire for address book integration.

    Question, as I have not tried this yet, if I change a tag name from John to John Smith, will that cascade to all other tagged photos of John? Or just assume I incorrectly tagged John Smith?

  8. yoppie macrumors 6502a

    Oct 19, 2007
    I'm using first names. I enter the full names at the corkboard level.
  9. JW008 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 29, 2005
    For those of you using just first names, how do you label different people with the same name? Does full name at the corkboard level take care of this differentiation?
  10. yoppie macrumors 6502a

    Oct 19, 2007
    Good question. I haven't ran into the same first name problem yet but I would probably label them Steve P. and Steve J. to avoid confusion. :eek:

    ETA: I just tried to see if you could have multiple Jeffs with the full name entry taking place at the corkboard level. You can't. The names have to be different in some way for them not to be grouped together as the same person.
  11. OMGWTFBBQ macrumors member


    Oct 5, 2007
    Thank you soooooooooooo much for this tip!
  12. chrisandersen macrumors 6502


    Sep 6, 2008
    I'm using first names only and am impressed so far with the software. I think it is very cool on how it thinks that sometimes the child and parent are the same person. Is there a link on how this technology works?

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