New Photos App Detects 432 Different Objects and 7 Facial Expressions

By | July 14, 2016


The enhanced Photos app in iOS 10 and macOS Sierra offer plenty of features that makes it stand out from your regular Gallery app. This includes being able to recognise people’s faces, their expressions, creating ‘memories’ from events, and more.

Now, a Redditor has discovered some code in the macOS Sierra’s Photos app that provides more details about how the feature works and the objects it can search. As per Redditor vista980622, the Photos app will be able to recognise and differentiate between 7 total facial expressions: greedy, neutral, scream, smiling, surprise, and suspicious. The Photos app will first scan a user’s photo library and then create a “faceprint” for all the faces it finds.

Memories in the Photos app will be generated based on 33 different categories, with the default moment name being generated using the metadata of the photos and tags used.

Memories from areas of interest, Best of past memories, Memories that break out of routine, Celebration in history, Contextual memories, Crowd, Day in history, Holiday in history, Location of interest, Nearby, New contextual memories, New memories, Person’s Birthdays, Person’s memories, Recent events (calendar, crowd, holiday, people, person, social, trip, weekend), Region of interest, Social group memories, Sometime memories, Special memories, Favourited, Trips, Week in history, Weekend, Year summary, Last week, Last Weekend

Lastly, the new Photos app also allows searching for objects. This means that you can use the Photos app to quickly search through your photos library for all photos that contain an apartment, Apple, or more. In total, the Photos app supports a total of 432 such scenes and objects.

With the final release of iOS 10 and macOS Sierra more than a few months away, it is possible that Apple will make new additions or remove some items from the above list.

Have you installed iOS 10 on your iPhone or iPad yet? If yes, how impressed are you with the new Photos app?

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