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Putting a Name to a Face

iPhoto can identify faces, but until you've assigned a name to a face and trained iPhoto to recognize that face (see the next page), iPhoto won't be able to recognize that face in the future automatically.

To get started, select a photo containing at least one face and click the Name button in the toolbar. Then use one of the following approaches.

To assign a name to a face:

  • If iPhoto thinks it recognizes a face in the photo, click the checkmark button to accept the suggestion or the X button to reject it (Figure 4.5).
    Figure 4.5

    Figure 4.5 When iPhoto thinks it recognizes a face, click the checkmark button to accept the suggestion or the X button to reject it.

  • If iPhoto has only identified that an unnamed face exists in the photo, click the name balloon, enter the person's name, and press return.jpg (Figure 4.6).
    Figure 4.6

    Figure 4.6 When iPhoto can only identify that a face is unknown face, enter a name in the name balloon.

  • If iPhoto hasn't identified a face, click the Add Missing Face button, center the rectangle on the face and resize it, click Done, and enter the person's name (Figure 4.7).
    Figure 4.7

    Figure 4.7 If iPhoto doesn't even identify a face, use the Add Missing Face button to add a face rectangle.

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