On Wed, Oct 6, 2021 at 7:41 PM Achim Gratz Stromeko@nexgo.de wrote:
Since one of the latest updates for digikam (I think starting with version 7), digikam asks to download a face recognition engine on each startup with no option to skip the question that I can find. I find it very disconcerting that a packaged application would even ask for such a download (that engine doesn't seem to be packaged), but at least there should be an option for getting rid of it after seeing it one time.
I see the same thing. OOC, I let it download the stuff. I was surprised to see it uses the YOLO CNN. I have been using that for detecting people and vehicles in 10s of millions of images where these things must, for privacy reasons, be blurred. digikam is using an older version. But for this purpose I suspect it is adequate. I wonder if it can use the NVIDIA GPU if present. I see that digikam is accessing my GPU (nvidia-smi). I wonder what all it does with it.
I agree that it could possibly ask once. But one should be ably to suppress the question if desired.