Is there anyway to disable faces? – iphoto 09

Is there anyway to disable faces? The poster RobertMan has the solution.”Yes, there (sort of) is.

  • 300px-IPhoto_Icon.pngStop iPhoto application.
  • as root: cd into your Pictures/iPhoto Library
  • then remove both face.db and face_blob.db
  • then make both of these links to /dev/null
  • when finished, it should look like this:
  • lrwxr-xr-x 1 root robertm 9 Apr 25 01:59 face.db -> /dev/null
  • lrwxr-xr-x 1 root robertm 9 Apr 25 02:00 face_blob.db -> /dev/null
  • This effectively stops faces from keeping any databases.
  • (Warning: it still “tries” to run just after an import of a fresh set of photos,
  • just stop/restart iPhoto after an import to get your precious CPU back).
  • The good thing is: No more database of people and where/when you last saw them
  • on your HD.
  • Restart iPhoto. (no more faces, no more CPU / Drive consumption either).”
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