Adding Names to Faces in Your Images

To begin using Faces in Aperture, you must first identify the people in your images by assigning names to their faces.

Figure. Viewer showing a name being assigned to a face in the image.
To assign names to faces in your images
  1. In the Browser, select an image with people in it.

  2. Click the Name button in the toolbar.

    Face labels appear below the faces of the people in the image in the Viewer.

  3. Click the face label below a person’s face and enter the person’s name in the text field.

    As you enter the person’s name, names that have already been assigned to faces, as well as names in your Address Book, are suggested in the face label.

    Note: If you want to limit the suggestions to faces you’ve already named in the project, select the “Limit suggestions to project” checkbox.

  4. When you are satisfied with the person’s name in the face label, press Return.

    The person’s name appears in the face label.

    Figure. Name entered in a face label below a face in the Viewer.
  5. Enter a name in the face label for each person in the image, then click Done.

Aperture presents the images in the library that are suggested matches for the people you just named. For more information about reviewing suggested images of a person, see Viewing Images in Faces View.

If there are faces in an image that Aperture doesn’t detect, you can still add face labels to the faces and assign them names.

To add missing faces
  1. If necessary, click the Name button in the toolbar.

  2. In the Name Faces HUD, click the Add Missing Face button.

    Figure. Controls in the Name Faces HUD.

    A positioning box appears with a face label below it.

  3. Drag the positioning box over the face you want to name, and resize the box so that it contains just the face.

  4. Enter a name in the face label and press Return.

  5. Repeat steps 2 through 4 until all faces lacking face labels in the image have been named.

To rename a person in an image
  1. Select an image containing the face of a person you want to rename.

  2. Click the Name button in the toolbar.

  3. Select the face label for the person whose name you want to change, and enter a new name in the text field.

To delete a face label
  1. Select an image containing a face label you want to remove.

  2. Click the Name button in the toolbar.

  3. Position the pointer over the person’s face, then click the Remove button at the top-left corner of the positioning box.

    Figure. Remove button for a positioning box and face label.

The positioning box and face label are removed.