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How does Ponga put names to faces?

Ponga collects the faces that a deep analysis of the images suggests are the same person. Our members put names to faces.

As soon as our examination of the images for faces is complete, you'll get a notification that your gallery is ready. At that point, Ponga has examined every picture you've uploaded, scanning for faces. For each one it finds, it looks across all of the rest of your images (including those already in your library) to find matches. We collect the matched faces, and select the clearest image as a "portrait."

The invitation will take you to the Gallery, where we'll walk you through each portrait image so you can put names to faces. You can use whatever names make sense to you. "Granny Smith" might be perfectly clear to everyone you're sharing pictures with. In families with given names frequently handed down across generations, Mary Smith might not be clear enough, so you can add as much detail as you like.

The name you add will appear with every incidence of a person's face across your collection. Make a change, and the change applies everywhere. If you find a mistake, it's easily corrected. You might, for example, associate the face with a different person, Mary's sister Sue, for example.

If you don't know one, or can't quite place it, that's fine you can skip them and come back later. For more, members and their guests can explore Best Practices for Adding Names.

Last updated:
September 4, 2022
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