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Fixing a Mistaken Face

At some point, you're certain to make a mistake and assign an incorrect name to a face, or iPhoto may assign a name to a face incorrectly despite your training (I haven't seen this happen yet, but I assume anything is possible). There are various ways to fix face recognition mistakes.

Ways to fix a misrecognized face:

  • When browsing through a person's identified photos (double-click a snapshot in the Faces corkboard), control.jpg-click an incorrect photo and choose This Is Not "Name" from the contextual menu (Figure 4.11).
    Figure 4.11

    Figure 4.11 Control-click a mistaken photo and choose This Is Not "Name" from the contextual menu.

  • When browsing through a person's identified photos, select one or more photos and press delete.jpg.
  • In confirmation mode, click incorrectly recognized photos above the bar to reject them (Figure 4.12).
    Figure 4.12

    Figure 4.12 In confirmation mode, click already-recognized photos to fix mistaken recognition.

  • When you're naming faces in photos, if you come across an incorrect one, just enter the correct name (Figure 4.13).
    Figure 4.13

    Figure 4.13 When naming photos, you can always enter a new name for an incorrectly recognized face.

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