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I am looking for digital cameras that are able to recognize faces(automatically or by user input) and save those as tags in XMP using either Microsoft Photo 1.2 Schema or Metadata Working Group - Region Schema or both.

Are there cameras out there that support those XMP tags?

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possibly related -… – MikeW Feb 28 '13 at 4:31
There is a lot of software that can generate the boxes. Maybe you would be better of adding the boxes in when you process the images from the camera? – Phil Feb 28 '13 at 17:07
Maybe you could write a translator application to get the info in the format you need? Cameras with Face-Recognition store the info somewhere but probably not in XMP at this time. – Itai Mar 5 '13 at 3:26

Nikon RAW holds the face detection data but does not do any actual recognition since it's too computationally expensive to do in camera.

Windows Live Photo Gallery will do the face recognition and will output to XMP according to

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My Canon S110 can recognize faces and identify them! There's a menu in the camera for saving up to 10 faces.

As far as I know, they are put as tags in Lightroom when I import the photos in my computer.

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"As far as I know..." Can you look? – MikeW Apr 4 '13 at 19:39
Well it is presently at Canon Repair Center but as soon as I get it back I'm gonna look into it. – OTaillon Apr 17 '13 at 14:23

Advancements in the photographic field is drastic but such an idea has not struck yet :) but there is definitely an alternative to recognize faces and add tags to the pictures.

Picasa photo editor has this function.

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Does that save them in Picasa or into the image metadata ? – MikeW Mar 5 '13 at 3:40
@MikeW: AFAIK, Picasa (used to) store everything in the images themselves as one of its selling points is not using a library system: everything is solidly mapped to a folder structure. – Ryccardo Mar 18 '13 at 20:41

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