Face recognition comes to Flickr

by admin April 23, 2009 at 2:36 pm

Flickr has a great reputation among tech and photography enthusiasts for a number of reasons. It was one of the first services around back in 2004 to implement tag clouds, which provide access to images tagged with the most popular keywords; it also introduced flexible methods of organizing files via sets and collections and, in general, has been pushing out some unique features throughout the years. Compared to some rival photo organizers, however, it still lacks the face recognition feature that seems to be all the rage these days.

They do offer a fairly comprehensive API that allows programmers to create their own applications based on data from the site – which is exactly what a Swedish start-up by the name of Polar Rose is doing to let Flickr join the face id ranks. It’s not available as a built-in Flickr feature, but as a separate site that lets you import photos from your Flickr account, and then automatically organizes them onto groups dedicated to various individuals.

Read more: techspot.com