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Shotwell Faces Tool: Weekly Report 01 & 02


Hello everybody!

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Since this is my first post that will be in Planet GNOME, I think I should introduce myself: My name is Valentín Barros and I study Computer Engineering in Santiago de Compostela. This is my second GSoC —again with Yorba— programing to add a new feature called Faces Tool to Shotwell.

Last year I made a more or less usable —but fully functional— tool that allows you to tag people faces in your photos, just the way you already can do in some social networks. But this tool leaks some functionality, and this GSoC I'll continue developing it, with the goal of having facial detection in Shotwell by the end of the summer, to make the task of categorizing your photos a little less time-consuming.

This first two weeks I've been installing and testing some things like the last versions of Vala, OpenCV, and reading some old bug reports, documentation, websites... to have all prepared to start real coding: The first thing I'm going to create will be a demo application written in Vala with GTK+ and OpenCV to proof that it will be feasible to have face detection in Shotwell.

If you want more details about this project you can take at look at it's own page on Yorba's Redmine, . I have my own copy of Shotwell's repository on GitHub to do my coding, .


Tags: [en], Planet GNOME, Google Summer of Code, Shotwell

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05/06/12 09:08

Will it be possible to upload those tags to say Facebook? This sounds great, but as long as it stays on my PC, it is of not much use.

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19/06/12 11:42

Hi sup!!

As you can read at project's page, the complete idea is to add this information to the services Shotwell can export to, so it would be integrated in some way with Facebook or Google+, for example.

But the thing is that face detection feature has precedence, and this may be a really big project for one GSoC —or even two—, so I can't promise that we will have some integration by the end of this summer —but the plans would be to have this functionality in the future.

By the way, sorry for the delay answering your comment.

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