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How do I tell Lightroom not to recognise faces in an image?


Apr 13, 2020
Lightroom Version
Operating System
  1. macOS 10.15 Catalina
I am trying to embrace Face Recognition and so far it is working ok for me.

I have a number of images of groups where I might only want to add the faces of two or three people, I know I can clink individually into the other 20 and click the cross to remove the face recognition suggestion, but is there a way to remove the others in one go.

In a similar vein, I made some collages that have many tens of faces and LR is trying to get me to identify them all. Is there a way to tell LR to ignore all the faces in the one image?

Thank you for your help.
Apr 3, 2012
Lightroom Experience
Lightroom Version
You can bulk delete all the unnamed faces on one or more photos using these steps:

1. Put all the photos with the unnamed faces to be deleted in the Quick Collection.

2. Select the Quick Collection.

3. Do View > People.

4. In the Unnamed People selection, click on the first face, then Edit > Select All.

5. Do Photo > People > Remove Face Region.

(The menus will tell you the keyboard shortcuts for these commands.) You don't have to use the Quick Collection -- you can restrict the photos used in steps 3 - 5 by selecting particular folders, collections, smart collections, or filters.