By far my favorite new feature in iPhoto is the face recognition. It’s pretty good too for an inexpensive application. It makes me wonder how good the government software is. 🙂
My son is now 8 and we have a lot of pictures of him as a baby. I picked out a few pictures and told iPhoto who it was and it went to town. The more photos you confirm/deny identification on the better it gets.
A couple of times it picked out ‘faces’ that weren’t theirs, but for the most part it’s been pretty flawless. One thing that gives it a little problem is my wife’s family. She comes from a family of 6 kids and you know what? They all have similar facial characteristics. iPhoto, for a while, kept marking my wife’s siblings as her but after 10 minutes it was right nearly 100% of the time.
I don’t review my photos very often. This has been an excellent excuse to waste some time and think about old friends and events. Perhaps this a stop and smell the roses event.