I'm having a lot of fun with iPhoto. Its "Names" feature is really cool. If you attach a name to a face it ploughs through your photos finding matching faces. It manages to find all the family likenesses at different ages, so it matches my older self with my childhood photos.
It also managed to match my father's photos under his prewar name with his postwar name, sort of confirming that the prewar photos were really him.
On the other hand it makes some hilarious mismatches, some of which are only funny if you know the people concerned.
Also if you pick an individual photo, it will try and guess who the people are, which can also be quite funny.
It pulls names out of your address book which saves a lot of typing and misspelling as well.
On the other hand it can't recognise a cat face.
Some of the faces it has found are:
- 5 photos of a guy whose name is on the tip of my tongue but I can't remember it (very frustrating)
- Colonel Sanders of KFC fame ???
- one face from a memorial to the Decembrists, at a station on the Trans-Siberian railway.