I am using "Faces" in iPhoto 09 and when I am naming people in photos some people have multiple entries in the list.
The main problem seems to be with people linked to Facebook records. For example, if I was naming John Smith in a picture, the following options will appear:
- John Smith (no photo, no email address)
- John Smith (photo, no email address)
- John Smith (current FB profile pic, email address)
This is quite annoying because if the wrong one is picked, the person ends up being shown twice in my "Faces" view or being incorrectly tagged on FB if I upload pictures including that person.
Syncing photos to my iPhone also shows this problem because the same person is listed multiple times.
Is there a way to "merge" these records so that each person only appears once in the list?
The names do not appear multiple times in "Faces" view - they appear multiple times in the list of choices when naming people in pictures. In the example above, John Smith would only appear in "Faces" view once but when naming him in additional photos his name appears 3 times in the list
I do not have multiple entries in my address book for these people - some of them aren't even in my address book at all. One idea I had was to open the Faces.db file in SQLite and see if I could work out the database structure and fix them that way but I couldn't find the names of faces anywhere.
To link to Facebook successfully the "Face" in iPhoto must have the same email address at the corresponding "Friend" on Facebook. I have done that for faces I want to link to my Facebook friends.
The only solution may be to rebuild the faces database but that is a lot of work because I have about 7,000 photos.