Feature request Person Filter

Asked by Michael Roberts on 2015-05-06

Love the app, but it would be great if there were an option to filter out images with people.

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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) said : #1

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Peter Levi (peterlevi) said : #2

I understand this is desirable, but it is a very hard problem to solve decently. It may come in at later time if a community builds up around VRTY.ORG and we have some good moderation procedures there.
And for now you can modify your image sources so none of them includes pictures with people in them.

gregoryshock (anotherone028) said : #3

How do you modify your image sources so that none of them includes people? Just as an example, the tag nature for Wallhaven.cc will bring down models because they have "nature" listed in the tags. Even "Women Outdoors" seems to get pulled down.

Peter Levi (peterlevi) said : #4

Then "nature" is not a good tag for your use-case. Try "landscape" instead, and uncheck the "People" option in Wallhaven: http://alpha.wallhaven.cc/search?q=landscape&categories=100&purity=100&sorting=relevance&order=desc
You can find pretty safe galleries in Flickr too.

No software "understands" what's in an image. Such things are result of human moderation and are never 100% perfect, if this is critical for you, use only offline sources.

gregoryshock (anotherone028) said : #5

Peter, Thank you for your answer. I know that software filtering isn't perfect. Deleting a pic here and there is no big deal. But Nature does seem to lean heavily on the people side. What I think we need is something that blocks pictures based on a word search. Example: "Don't download tags that says people, girls, women, men" It is understandable that anything got the tag "nature" and it didn't have the other tags listed yet, would get downloaded. But as a member of that community I can go in and help the tag process so that it doesn't happen again.

* I will try "landscape" uncheck "People" and list the most important first to last and see what happens.

gregoryshock (anotherone028) said : #6

There doesn't seem to be a way of editing my comments here.

I wanted to add just one more thing to clarify what I wrote.

I think Variety should have a tag filter (blacklist) built into it. I think a command should be added that allows the user to specify what tags we want it to block. It wouldn't be a perfect solution, but I think it would do a good enough job for most people. Because I think most people would want to block images the contain tags like "Women" "Men" "Kids" "People" "Bikini" "lingerie" "models" etc. From what I've seen on most wallpaper sites, those tags are labelled correctly. Maybe something would get through, but I think in the event of that would be rare enough to keep most users happy. When it does happen the user can just delete it. Because you already have a built in ban list.

It's an Awesome program.

I hope my suggestion is helpful to the development of Variety.

Peter Levi (peterlevi) said : #7

OK, this is possible, I will create a bugreport for it.

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