#132: Photoanalysisd consuming 100% CPU

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What is photoanalysisd and what is it doing

Photoanalysisd is a...photo analysis daemon.

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It's running some kind of facial + image recognition against the Photos library. Open Photos.app, select People on the left sidebar, and see how far it's gotten. It should say N photos scanned, M photos left to scan.

This seems to be the process that allows you to type in, say, "candles" and get all your photos with candles in it. Or so it would seem.

While Photos.app is open, photoanalysisd is suspended. While on battery power for a laptop, photoanalysisd is suspended.

Attachment doesn't show up very well below (white screenshot on white background) : but it's what should appear.

Comments

  1. Thanks. I was thinking that a made a big mistake installing Sierra.

    Surfdawaves on September 21, 2016, 05:27 AM UTC
  2. try NVRAM reset!!! this worked for me

    brant on May 12, 2017, 10:16 PM UTC

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