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Photo Station and Face Detection

Posted: Thu Nov 05, 2015 11:21 pm
by chezdude
I searched the forums, and only found a few questions about enabling it on certain devices. No comments on if it actually works for users or not. I have it enabled on a TS-509 Pro (4 GB RAM) and it shows that the "Process Completed" (I watched the number count up as it was scanning), but I can't see any identified faces in any photos. I checked several of them across various dates and sizes of faces. I can manually draw the square and tag a face just fine, but it didn't identify any faces, and there is no way I'm going to manually go through 76k photos to draw the squares and tag the faces.

So, has anyone else gotten this to work for them? Is there some browser dependency? (I'm Mac 10.10.x with Safari, if that matters).

Any suggestions for things to try or ways to verify if it actually did the face recognition at all (other than the Status indicator in the Settings section of Photo Station)? Where does the data get stored, in the MySQL/MariaDB?

Thx
chezdude

Re: Photo Station and Face Detection

Posted: Sun Dec 06, 2015 1:13 pm
by danielfreitag
same here... don't see it working yet.

Re: Photo Station and Face Detection

Posted: Thu Dec 24, 2015 10:27 pm
by yutille
When I add tags to faces, there doesn't seem to be any attempt by the software to find other photos with similar faces. Is this a fully manual process?

Re: Photo Station and Face Detection

Posted: Sat Jan 02, 2016 11:12 pm
by skyplusplus
Same here... i enabled face detection by logging in as admin, have seen the process counting what i thought would be detected faces, but in every photo i open there are no tags added automatically no matter how clear the face is on the photo. drawing a square manually works but for this feature to be useful it needs to tag faces automatically and group similar faces...

Re: Photo Station and Face Detection

Posted: Tue Mar 15, 2016 10:41 pm
by thatdood
So has anyone confirmed that Face Detection is all manual or should we expect it to automatically detect and tag once we set a few manual face detection's? If it's all manual then this is worthless in my opinion.

Re: Photo Station and Face Detection

Posted: Mon Mar 21, 2016 2:45 am
by Benoit
I agree, totally worthless as you can drag and drop a foto into a named album quicker then writing a tag.

Is there perhaps anyone from QNAP who can clarify whether this is supposed to work automatically or not?

Re: Photo Station and Face Detection

Posted: Tue Apr 19, 2016 9:57 pm
by glcmzz
Same behavior also in my experience...
Recognizes the presence of " a" face , does not recognize what face.
Hi,
Glc

Re: Photo Station and Face Detection

Posted: Thu Apr 21, 2016 9:01 am
by photodan70
I cant get it to work either. Enabled it but cant get it to even scan on my TVS-863??

Re: Photo Station and Face Detection

Posted: Sat May 28, 2016 4:15 am
by thatdood
Anyone make additional progress here for face detection?

Re: Photo Station and Face Detection

Posted: Sat Jun 11, 2016 7:03 am
by coupeborgward
can't get it to work. Has anyone it working ?

Re: Photo Station and Face Detection

Posted: Wed Aug 17, 2016 4:55 am
by BdON003
Mine is currently scanning my photos for faces so I can't yet comment on whether it found any. But I'm curious to know if the system can identify whose face is in the pictures and automatically tag the photos. I agree with thatdood that it's useless if you have to enter the person's name each time you want to tag them. Can anyone comment on how it works?

Re: Photo Station and Face Detection

Posted: Wed Aug 17, 2016 2:38 pm
by johnson407
it doesn't work. you should just give up now.

Re: Photo Station and Face Detection

Posted: Sat Aug 20, 2016 1:56 am
by sven1234
I was already wondering what I am doing wrong. What a pitty that QNAP does not feel the need to fix it or at least react on the feedback after more than eight months. :(

Re: Photo Station and Face Detection

Posted: Fri Aug 26, 2016 9:35 pm
by BdON003
I opened a feature request ticket and I'll report back when I hear something. In case anyone else wants to let them know that this feature is in demand too, you can create a ticket with something similar mine

Qphoto can already detect the presence of faces, but it should be able to automatically tag the faces after learning the faces from the user. The current face detection system helps with tagging, but it's impractical to tag faces in hundreds or thousands of photos. Without automatically tagging, the face detection system is useless to me and others on the forum.

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Re: Photo Station and Face Detection

Posted: Sun Sep 25, 2016 5:57 pm
by Norcino
The name suggest that an automated process should identify the faces, otherwise this should have been call face tagging or something like that.
As many other features in the QNAP system, also this one seems to be there just to say, "yeah we have that"...
Problem is that is totally rubbish, it doesn't recognise the face pattern adding a name of the known faces. (btw I personally think that it is not even implemented).
But it badly fails even in simpler tasks highlighting which picture has faces, many are missing and makes it really ridiculous.

Face the reality, in general buy a QNAP nas for me was a very bad choice, this is the least of my problems with it.