Turn On or Off Face Detection and Recognition in Windows 10 Photos app  

    Turn On or Off Face Detection and Recognition in Windows 10 Photos app

    Turn On or Off Face Detection and Recognition in Windows 10 Photos app

    How to Turn On or Off People Face Detection and Recognition in Windows 10 Photos app
    Published by Category: Apps & Features
    29 Mar 2020
    Designer Media Ltd


    How to Turn On or Off People Face Detection and Recognition in Windows 10 Photos app


    The Photos app included in Windows 10 is a universal app that allows you to enjoy, organize, edit, and share all your digital memories. It brings together photos and videos from all your devices, enhances them to make great photos even better, and organizes them into beautiful albums for you.

    By default, the Photos app uses face detection and recognition technology to group pictures of people together for you, from your added folders, to help you tag and organize them. The data will be stored on your device.

    This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off people face detection and recognition in the Photos app for your account in Windows 10.


    EXAMPLE: People face detection and recognition turn on and off in Photos app
    Turn On or Off Face Detection and Recognition in Windows 10 Photos app-photos_people_off.jpg
    Turn On or Off Face Detection and Recognition in Windows 10 Photos app-photos_people_on-1.jpg Turn On or Off Face Detection and Recognition in Windows 10 Photos app-photos_people_on-2.jpg



    Here's How:

    1 Open the Photos app.

    2 Click/tap on the See more button Turn On or Off Face Detection and Recognition in Windows 10 Photos app-see_more.png, and click/tap on Settings. (see screenshot below)

    Turn On or Off Face Detection and Recognition in Windows 10 Photos app-photos_app_face_detection_and_recognition-1.jpg

    3 Under the Viewing and editing settings, turn On or Off (default) People for what you want. (see screenshot below)

    Turn On or Off Face Detection and Recognition in Windows 10 Photos app-photos_app_face_detection_and_recognition-2.png

    4 If you turned off People, click/tap on Accept to confirm. (see screenshot below)

    Turn On or Off Face Detection and Recognition in Windows 10 Photos app-photos_app_face_detection_and_recognition-3.png

    5 You can now close the Photos app if you like.


    That's it,
    Shawn



  1. Wiley Coyote's Avatar
    Posts : 1,097
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 1809 (OS Build 17763.437)
       #1

    Feel like an idiot for not thinking to look in settings. I thought it was something new from one of the updates.
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  2. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 48,861
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 19635
    Thread Starter
       #2

    Hello Clayton,

    If Photo's is opening automatically, then the issue below may not be related to this.

    yesterday win 10 presented me with a photo album that I don't want
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  3. Wiley Coyote's Avatar
    Posts : 1,097
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 1809 (OS Build 17763.437)
       #3

    Good morning Shawn. Should have noted this, it's only happened when I opened the app that I'd get a new album.
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  4. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 48,861
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 19635
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       #4

    Ah, in that case, hopefully this will sort it for you.
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  5. Wiley Coyote's Avatar
    Posts : 1,097
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 1809 (OS Build 17763.437)
       #5

    or maybe ?
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  6. Posts : 127
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #6

    This feature seems to be bugged on the latest version. Photos with faces are recognized and listed in the "tag list" under search box, but "People" tab is empty. Tested on another device with exactly the same result...

    edit: Well, I figured it out. Gallery must contain at least 3 photos of a person to show up on "People" tab.
    Last edited by sunberg; 16 Aug 2018 at 07:40. Reason: Added new info
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  7. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 48,861
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 19635
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       #7

    Learn something new every day.
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  8. rdburke's Avatar
    Posts : 52
    Windows 10 Pro Version 2004 (OS Build 19592.1001)
       #8

    sunberg said:
    This feature seems to be bugged on the latest version. Photos with faces are recognized and listed in the "tag list" under search box, but "People" tab is empty. Tested on another device with exactly the same result...

    edit: Well, I figured it out. Gallery must contain at least 3 photos of a person to show up on "People" tab.
    I don't get what you mean about "Gallery" needs to have at least 3 photos. My People Tab was full of Avatars before my computer issues. I backed up every photo to a thumb drive, did a clean install of Windows 10 and then loaded all my photos ( a few thousand ) right back to the same directory structure that I had. Now I only show about 12 Avatars in People rather than 40-50. And I know that some of the People that were in there only had one or two pictures.
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