Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Faces in the Crowd


I was startled yesterday to find that PICASA, the program I use to manage my pictures, had decided on its own initiative to go through all my pictures and single out the faces. I don't normally take a lot of pictures of people -- except maybe at a mystery convention, so I was surprised to see that PICASA had managed to find well over a thousand. They included all sorts of faces  from all sorts of photos -- a romance novel cover, African fabric with a picture of Obama on it, a votive candle, a tile in my kitchen, a photograph on the wall of a restaurant in Indianapolis, two photographs that were in the background of a larger shot, and of course any number of real people.

So I felt compelled to do something with all these faces. And here they are.


There are several mystery authors represented including a good looking guy who's a NYT Bestseller, a southern-fried lawyer, a NY substance abuse counselor, and a perky little Canadian.

Friends and family are there, a couple of women who were in a quilting class I once taught, and more than one face I have no idea about.

More mystery authors, more family, a book cover face, a mystery man or two, and one dog. Recognize anyone?

I can't wait to see what PICASA does next. I wish it would go organize my pantry.




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12 comments:

Martin H. said...

Vicki

Oddly clever and, in a way, quite fun.

For a moment there, it looked as though the world and his wife had decided to 'follow' your blog!

Pat in east TN said...

That was fun, especially when I made the pictures bigger and looked closely at all the faces. I did recognize some, especially one lady in the last set.

Vicki Lane said...

There's a great picture in there of a little boy sticking his tongue out. I'm pretty sure I didn't take it -- unless he was in the background of one of my shots -- and I have no idea who he is.

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Kaye Barley said...

Now this is just too fun!

tipper said...

If you get it to clean out your pantry-please let me know so I can join too : )

Miss_Yves said...

Funny ...or frightful ?
Maybe Picasia is another Hal 9000, the computer of "a space Odyssey."..

Vicki Lane said...

Oh dear, Miss Yves! What a thought! Still . . . if it would tackle that pantry, I could put up with a lot.

Star said...

I noticed once that Picasa could do that, but I've never tried it. Does it also pick up your pictures and post them on the web for all to see?
Blessings, Star

Vicki Lane said...

Star -- I don't think it has as I haven't labeled any of the faces. But most of these have been on my blog at one time or another so they're already on the web.

Vicki Lane said...

Star -- I don't think it has as I haven't labeled any of the faces. But most of these have been on my blog at one time or another so they're already on the web.

willow said...

How fun is this?! Is that Fabio I see?

Vicki Lane said...

Fabio the fabulous it is!