AutoTag 'n Search My Photos

AutoTag 'n Search My Photos, a Microsoft Garage project, uses photos tagged in your Facebook account to learn face models of your friends. It can then automatically tag faces in your personal photo collection in Pictures Library, including OneDrive Camera roll. The app supports the ability to search for people tags across your photo collection. Tagging accuracy improves as more photos are tagged on Facebook and edits or confirmations are made to tags within the app. AutoTag ‘n Search My Photos adds new people tags to your photos and does not overwrite any existing tags. Microsoft Garage turns fresh ideas into real projects. Learn more at microsoft.com/garage.

Features:

  • Automatically tags recent photos included in Pictures Library. Photos taken on your Windows phone can get automatically tagged and be searchable by including OneDrive photos in Pictures library!
  • Automatically learns faces of strong connections in your Facebook graph. You can also selectively learn other friends.
  • Provides a person centric view of all your photos including your local, OneDrive, and Facebook photos.
  • Creates a uniquely managed identity for friends who are not on Facebook so that with some initial tagging, the app learns a face model and later automatically tags such “UserCreated” friends.
  • Allows selective uploading of tagged photo(s) to Facebook.
  • Provides unidentified photos view clustering faces with similar features for easy tagging.
  • Allows existing tags generated by other apps to be leveraged by merging them with tags managed by AutoTag ‘n Search My Photos.
  • Gets more accurate as you interact with the app and fix mistags or confirm Autotags.

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7 November 2015

has potential but it's gonna end up like other garage products... :(


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31 October 2015

It wants to invite my friends to participate in auto-tag. It is intrusive and nosey? Why not connect to my profile first and search my own profile's photos? It never offered to auto-tag my onedrive picture library.


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20 February 2015

Currently I have 20k + photos it is trying to scan it crashes frequently, as I have been reading quite a bit on the onedrive api, specifically for tagging, albums, and photo management it seems unnecessary to have to re-upload every photo after it is tagged. Wouldn't it make more sense to merely update the metadata using JSON?


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29 January 2015

I don't get this to work. I starts learning faces every time I start up the app. And no matter how long I let it work, it just doesn't go to the next step. I'm on a Surface 2...


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23 November 2014

For years, I've been using Windows Live Photo Gallery to tag 300,000+ photos and counting. Up until I found this app, I've become worried that there won't be any path forward. This app is EXACTLY what I have been waiting for. Please keep developing it. Update: After about an hour of using the app, it became clear that it needs more work. I would rather leverage the thousands of photos I've already tagged using Windows Live Photo Gallery instead. I would still like to link to my Facebook Friends, but not use Facebook photos to train. Suggestions: If using Facebook to train recognition, can you add a user configurable limit the amount of photos used?


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10 November 2014

Need some polish , and a initial setup (learn all faces (facebook) and try to match). Maybe add a wizard or something It's quite complicate but it's really cool !


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30 October 2014

There is no way to add folder to be scanned.


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30 October 2014

Comes in really handy for sorting images - the UI could use some more polish/customization options (and I would love to see it integrating with the People app overall instead of just with Facebook contacts), but for a first generation app it's really quite amazing. I can't wait to see where it goes in the future!


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25 October 2014

I liked Picasa back before it became inextricably linked to Google+, and the face matching feature (and accompanying organization capability) was probably one of my favorite parts. This Garage project from Microsoft serves a similar function. The face recognizer could be improved fairly significantly but is not bad, and a number of interface aspects could be polished (ability to view the full photo when tagging unknown faces would be very helpful at times). Facebook integration should not be required, although will offer many people a very efficient way to seed the recognizer. It can go a little nuts with memory usage. I had to kill it at one point when it was up to 11GB(!!) of RAM although close & resume brought it back down and it stayed under 1GB from then. I would love to see this functionality enhanced and then incorporated into the main Windows Photos app (and bring back Flickr integration while they are at it).


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23 October 2014

I have lots of pics, so I didn't expect this to be really fast at first while going through all of my photos. But I also didn't expect it to hang on every other tag, and to run up 1.5GB of memory usage (and going up as I write this) on the runtime broker process. I've got a Surface Pro 3 with an i7 processor and 8gb of memory. Unacceptable.

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