What’s Coming Up Next? – Tom Bluewater Introducing Look4Faces 2 for macOS

Mac application Look4Faces 2

TOKYO (MacHouse) – If I run out of development ideas, what I usually do is to…, you know!? I often look for old applications that I can upgrade, which is the case for a new release that I submitted to Mac App Store several minutes ago. This new software submission is called Look4Faces 2

Look4Faces 2 is a desktop application that lets you scan a video clip and find frames containing one or more human faces. The second version of the Looks4Faces series lets you use not just a local video file but also a video clip hosted at a remote server.

Mac application Look4Faces 2

Tom Bluewater
  Mac application Look4Faces 2

Tom Bluewater

What’s new?

  1. The user can use a video file located on a remote server.
  2. MPEG and other movie formats are supported.
  3. The user can see rectangular facial regions.
  4. It’s been developed from a scratch in Swift.


  1. Open and load a local video clip by dragging and dropping one directly onto the video player.
  2. Select an interval between which to scan frames containing human faces.
  3. Scan a video file located at a remote server to detect one or more facial objects.
  4. Save a video file located at a remote server to your disk.
  5. Find rectangular, facial regions in color.
  6. Save the selected screenshot to the shared folder.
  7. Save all screenshots with one or more facial objects to the shared folder. (Press Command + A and click on the multiple snapshot button at the bottom.)
  8. See how many facial objects the selected screenshot contains.
  9. Take a quick movie screenshot before scanning a video clip for facial objects.
  10. The fullScreen mode is supported.
  11. The application supports the retina screen. (tested with 2014 2.6 GHz 13″ MacBook Pro)
  12. Languages: English only.
  13. Application file size: 22.7 MB.
  14. The application comes with User’s Guide. Click on the ‘How to Use Look4Faces 2’ button over the home screen.

System requirements

  1. 10.11 (tested with 10.11.6), 10.12 (tested with 10.12.6), 10.13 (tested with 10.13.1)
  2. 64-bit system
  3. Internet connection in case of accessing a video file located at a remote server


  1. The RTSP protocol is not supported for a video file located at a remote server. The address to a video file on a remote server must be accessed with the HTTP or the HTTPS protocol.
  2. HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) is not supported.
  3. A local video clip must have one of the following movie formats: 3G2, 3GP, DV, M4V, MOV, MPEG, MP4, MPG.
  4. The facial recognition API is not perfect. If a video frame has a round object with a couple of dots or more inside, it can be falsely identified as a face.

Version history

Version 2.0.5 (Released on March 7th, 2018)

  1. Fixed is an issue where the picture could appear duplicated or disappear in User’s Guide screen after the user resized the window.
  2. Some code changes are made in compliance with Swift 4.

Version 2.0.4 (Released on November 27th, 2017)

  1. Fixed is an issue where the application saved wrong values in its database file when the user opened Preferences and saved changes.

Version 2.0.3 (Released on November 22nd, 2017)

  1. Fix: When the user dragged and dropped a video clip onto the application window and then subsequently resized the window, a series of thin lines appeared.

Version 2.0.2 (Released on November 7th, 2017)

  1. Fix: The application could show a wrong video size.
  2. Fixed is an issue where the upper side of the collection view box containing face images can slide vertically when the user resizes the window.

Trial/Demo version

Click here to download a trial version. This trial version will remain fully functional for 7 days, starting from the very moment you first launch it. If you are running this trial version under macOS 10.12 Sierra, you need to quit the application right after the first launch to evade a Sierra bug.

Video tutorial

There is no video tutorial at this time.

Look4Faces 2 is a product of Tom Bluewater.
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