Coretron’s Tech Blog

September 11, 2008

First you labeled images for Google, Now they want to label yours

Filed under: Google, Technology — Tags: , , — coretron @ 4:01 pm

Picasa 3 beta is a Google photo project which easily lets you orgainize, view, edit, share, and sync up your photos online for free backup and access anywhere. There are lots of cool little features of Pizaca but the one I want to tell you about is the face recognition technology which labels all your images with the names if the people in the photo. It scans all your photos and groups together all the people and has you name the most commonly found people. Of course if there is not a clear view of the person’s face then it won’t label it. Currently the feature is only availble on the web album, but the tags still apply to your desktop version. From what I hear it is about 98% accurate. I really don’t have enough pictures for this to be practical but I’m sure there are lots of people who would find this useful.



  1. do you think google will ever say “were good enough”

    Comment by pistolsnipe — September 13, 2008 @ 7:50 pm

  2. maybe in the future the only way to go around without computers recognizing you will be to glue an extra nose onto your chin or something

    Comment by pistolsnipe — September 13, 2008 @ 7:54 pm

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