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Images: Fun with iPhoto's face recognition

New feature in latest version of iPhoto does pretty well identifying who's who, but the real fun begins when it gets it wrong--sometimes very wrong.

Ina Fried

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Cat Osterman

CNET News reporter Ina Fried recently played around with the Faces feature--designed to recognize who's who--in the latest version of iPhoto, which came out just a few weeks ago.

The face recognition feature had plenty of matches, but it also thought USA softball pitching ace Cat Osterman was our family friend Ray.

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Brandon

This is Brandon, our friend's 3-year-old, as correctly recognized by iPhoto.
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Bill Gates

This is not Brandon, our friend's 3-year-old, but rather a software company co-founder. Oh, what is his name? To be fair, the picture is a bit fuzzy.
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Snowmanda

The software recognized a face out of the snow woman that I built in Tahoe earlier this month and let us tag it--Snowmanda.
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Snowmanda

After tagging the first photo, it even recognized Snowmanda in future pictures.
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Lemur

And, this is my personal favorite. iPhoto thought this image might actually be of my friend Rachel. Sorry, Rachel.

Read Ina's related story here.

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