After my previous post on having Synology DSM installed as a VM on VMWare Exsi, I wanted to test Synology Photos. I therefore imported around 6000 pictures to see how it worked.
After the upload my People section in the Albums area didn’t work and never found any faces. This was because I installed my DSM as a DS920+ which uses GPU for Face Recognition, and I don’t have a GPU on the VMWare for that.
I found a guide online for changing this from the GPU to the CPU instead. Of course this will give a difference in performance, but it’s what I can do in my setup.
You can find the guide here: Let Synology Photos Face Recognition Works Without GPU Support, Forces With CPU in DS918+
It’s a quite simple step by step guide, and it works perfectly.