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Ow, Ow Again, And Other Choice Words

Yesterday I gave myself a bit of an evulsion injury to my right thumb while re-seating t-bar posts for Ms. Truffles Piggie. Actually debated at the time if I should simply go over to Williston. No stitching this down, though, too ragged on the edge. Cleaned out more or less immediately, finished setting posts, then to house and cleaned out more thoroughly. Dressed wound, dealt with birds and Bros, then re-dressed and off to pick up Herself from Market. Re-dressed again after unloading truck.

She's thinking this morning we need to get our tetanus boosters done. I am thinking so too.

Meanwhile, Picasa

I've been working with Picasa as mentioned before to learn can this serve my cataloging needs. Some interesting features, and some cataloging started. Thought I'd mentioned here how many copies of faces the facial recognition feature found (not individual people, individually recognisable faces which includes many pictures of some individuals). Probably did that on-line but I'm recalling upwards of 50,000 faces recognised. Sorting through them, either to put them into an album by name or to 'Ignore' the person I'm down to 23 – 24,000 plus/minus. Some interesting things:

1. Once names are added, Picasa will begin to suggest names for faces. Sometimes they are even the correct names. The more names in, the more suggestions made.
2. Some of the incorrect suggestions are often personally amusing.
3. It is possible to tell Picasa to ignore a face. Unfortunately, Picasa doesn't seem to put together that if there is a duplicate file in another folder, ignoring that face is still pertinent. I've got a large collection of images, going back to Usenet days.
4. Along with that, Picasa is able to recognise faces in thumb-nail size images in 'index file' composites ne. proof sheet type images. Even more faces, as perhaps not all those indexed images were collected...
5. For the few models with whom I've worked that requested anonymity and no face display, this is actually an interesting tool to reveal where there are images with too much recognition.

Also, downloaded GIMP. I know there is at least one person on my lists here that's used GIMP. Refresh my memory so I can tag you for info, eh?

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May. 20th, 2012 09:33 pm (UTC)
Yo. I use GIMP.
May. 20th, 2012 10:34 pm (UTC)
I use Gimp at work, but I'm more of a photoshop person.

Picasa often sees familial connections with its face recognition - my grandkids are often suggested for one another particularly the younger ones.

At work, where I also use picasa, it has even picked up the faces in the photographs on the wall, behind the actual subjects of the photograph. I guess given enough instances of this recursion we could have a pretty good optical illusion going :-)

Anyway, sing out if there's anything gimpy I can help with :-)
May. 20th, 2012 11:56 pm (UTC)
Used it forall of 5 mintues... BLERGH.
May. 21st, 2012 11:56 am (UTC)
Thank you all & I will be in touch. Find it intriguing that the three who respond are all Down Under mates.
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