As it is so easy to take photographs on our mobile
phones these days, we soon build up massive albums of digital images
. As we have explored, these can be easily uploaded to your Google account and be manageable through Google’s Photos service. However, ending up with tons of pictures can lead to the problem in that you may not always be able to remember who is featured in them.
To get around this you can open the image in Photos, click on the ‘Tag people’ option at the top and then click on all of the faces shown in the image and assign a tag to each one. These tags will then be viewable every time you run your cursor over a face in the image. What’s more, Google Photos is smart enough to recognise faces across images and will handily tag the same person in multiple images for you.
Once you have tagged people in your pictures, you can then go about sharing the image with the people in question to keep an online scrapbook for all of your merry adventures. In the following tutorial we will guide you through the process of tagging the people in your pictures.
Give someone a tag
1: Open a picture
Go to Google Photos, either through the black Google bar at the top or the sidebar in Google+, and all of your uploaded images and albums will be displayed. Select the picture that you want to tag.
2: Click ‘Tag people’
When the image is open, click on the ‘Tag people’ option at the top of the image and you will then be invited to click on the face of someone in the picture. Do so.
3: Enter names
After clicking on a face, you will be then be asked to type in the name of that person. Do so, and then press Enter to assign the tag and complete the process, or else press Escape to cancel.
4: Easy recognition
Once you have tagged everyone, click on Done. Now, whenever you hover your cursor over a person, their identity will be revealed. You can click on the Share icon to pass the images on.