When you upload and sync photos to the cloud, Lightroom detects, recognizes, and groups photos of the same person. You can access these photos in the People View and easily browse the photos of a particular person.
In My Photos panel at the upper-left side of the screen, select People to view the People View.
In this view, you can access People clusters where each cluster contains photos of a particular person. The total number of photos for each person is listed below the cover photo of the cluster.
When I access the People View, why does Lightroom display 'No People Found Yet'?
Initial indexing of your photos may take some time. The ‘No People Found Yet’ message is displayed when Lightroom is still analyzing all your photos to find people or when there aren't any people in your photos. This analysis takes place on Adobe’s servers and does not require you to have the Lightroom app open and running on your computer. You can close Lightroom and continue to use your computer without impacting the time to complete the analysis.
You can use the following options to sort People clusters in the People View:
- Count (Number of photos in a cluster)
- First Name and Last Name (Alphabetical order of people)
To sort People clusters, follow these steps:
Click the three dots icon in the upper-right corner of the screen. In the drop-down list, under Sort By, select one of the following options:
- First Name: Sorts named clusters in alphabetical order of first name.
- Last Name: Sorts named clusters in alphabetical order of last name.
- Count: Sorts clusters in order of the highest number of photos to the least number of photos in a cluster.
You can rename a People cluster in one of the following ways:
- In the People View, Control-click (Mac) or right-click (Win) a People cluster and select Rename Person. You can edit the person's name and then press Enter or click outside the name field to set the name.
- Click a People cluster in the People View. Within the open cluster, you can do one of the following:
- Directly edit the name at the top of the cluster. Once you've edited the name, press Enter or click outside the name field.
- Click the three dots icon in the upper-right corner of the screen and select Rename Person. You can then edit the name at the top of the cluster. Press Enter or click outside the name field to set the name.
In the People View, do one of the following:
- Select the clusters that you want to merge (Command-click in Mac/Shift-click in Win) and click Merge in the top panel of the screen.
- Rename a cluster to the desired person's name and click Merge in the dialog box that appears.
- Drag a cluster onto another cluster. In the Are these the same person? dialog box that appears, select Merge.
Lightroom can detect when two clusters might actually be the same person. In this case, when you view one of the clusters, you’ll see a banner at the top which suggests merging the two clusters. Click Yes, Merge to merge the clusters or No to not merge the clusters. If you click No, Lightroom will not suggest merging those two specific clusters again. If you want to simply dismiss the suggestion banner without doing anything, click the X icon in the upper-right corner of the banner.
Alternatively, you can do one of the following:
- Control-click (in Mac)/right-click (in Win) a photo in an open cluster and select Remove Photo from Person.
- Control-click (in Mac)/right-click (in Win) a photo in an open cluster and select Move To. You can then select a person's name to move the photo from the open cluster to another cluster.
Disable People view
Introduced in the February 2019 release of Lightroom CC desktop (version 2.2) and Lightroom for mobile (version 4.2)
Lightroom desktop and Lightroom for mobile (iOS and Android) analyze photos in the cloud to detect people to form clusters in People view. If you do not want Lightroom to analyze photos, you can disable People View where all existing face model data is deleted from Lightroom servers. Lightroom then no longer analyzes new photos and does not automatically group them into clusters. If you have any existing clusters in People View, they remain the same and are not deleted.
To know more about this preferences setting, see General preferences.