Feb 6, 2009

The fun of new software

You know how it is: You get a new toy, so you just have to try it out. I installed iLife and iWorks and set iLife to updating my iPhoto library (that thing has gotten pretty big!), and then tried the face recognition software which supposedly can label portraits for you more or less automatically. First experience: Doesn't do too well with tilted heads.

I then opened up iWeb for the first time in ages, and set about making an introductory page to all my photo albums on me.com. I also need to finish my 2007 trip. Fiddling with iWeb felt rather inspiring.


chanpheng said...

I'm thinking of upgrading iLife as well. Wondering about the face recognition bit - how well can it do for Asian faces?

Keera Ann Fox said...

A very good question! So I googled a bit. From this example, it looks like it will identify any face.

It even works on cats. :-)

Sparkling Red said...

It works on cats? That's amazing! I haven't upgraded my iLife suite, but I am usually very happy with the Mac software.

Keera Ann Fox said...

I appreciate Apple for thinking of cat owners. (Actually, two eyes, a nose and a mouth fit a lot of species.)