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Why does face recognition not work for pictures uploaded before face recognition was activated? 1 Recommended Answer 24 Replies 296 Upvotes
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First I want to say that the face recognition works properly for all pictures I uploaded after the activation of face recognition. But I want face recognition also to work for my older pictures.

This is what I did so far:
1. I waited for three weeks (maybe the algorithm needs some time)
2. I downloaded some example pictures and uploaded them again and then face recognition was able to find the faces. But I don't want to do this for around 7000 pictures.
3, I have the same issues in the browser and android

I hope you can help me

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I agree with Dominik. Test : I took pictures of... my old pictures formerly uploaded on the app. The day after, I was recognized in these "new pics" (I can see the frame of the Ipad so I'm sure it's the copies) but not in the actual ones. Conclusion : recognition seems to word only for pics uploaded after face recognition was activated. 
Moreover, if it were a question of time, face recognition in the "news pics" woud have taken more than one night, wouldn'it?
Sorry, my english is not perfect.
Last edited 7/31/18
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Same experience, it doesn't work on past pictures, recognition works only on new photos. This is really an odd feature, do I need a local application in order to recognize my pictures? Like Picasa ????
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Eventually mine worked, but only with pics uploaded after activating recognition.  Good luck
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Having the same issue. Anybody found any solution?
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