Regular followers of my blog know what a huge Apple fan I am. I switched over six years ago and have never looked back. I can’t recommend their products highly enough. iPhones, iPads, iPods, iMacs, iLife, iWork. If it starts with an i I probably have owned it and loved it.
As regular followers of my blog also know, I have been dabbling in photography of late. If you are a user of iPhoto, then you know that the incredibly talented people at Apple have designed a facial recognition software to help sort your photos. And so, just today I was using the software to find pictures of me (not because I’m so incredibly vain, but because I need to send a headshot to one of the writing festivals I will be doing next month).
For the most part, the software worked very well. I’d say it got 90% of the pictures correct.
But it’s the other 10% that iPhoto pegged as me that I was a little concerned about.
Take a look at the photos below and tell me if you think this software needs a little tweaking. I’ll start off with an actual photo of myself for comparison.
This is me.
Not me, and not even close, I don’t think (though, this was the least offensive “match”)
Apparently, I bear a striking resemblance to a wax Judi Dench
Also, a wax Orlando Bloom (honestly, even I have to say I look more like Judi than Orlando)
This one really stumped me. Maybe it’s the beard, but I don’t think I look so stony.
And finally, I know that there are those who say some people look like their dogs, but come on now, is this really a match?