With Uploadcare Image Transformations, you can detect faces in your images for
automatic cropping or blurring those out. Face Detection is implemented
in line with our general Image Transformations
workflow, as the
detect_faces URL directive.
detect_faces is not divided from a file UUID by the
Hence, it can not be piped other operations.
detect_faces returns coordinates of faces found in an input image. The output
is similar to the
json operation. The output is a
JSON with the additional list
faces that holds coordinates of faces that were
detected. Data for each of the found faces are put into separate lists that look
[x, y, x_size, y_size]
Further, lists within
y— coordinates of the upper-left corner of an area where a face was found.
y_size— dimensions of that area.
For example, let’s run a face-check for the following image on our CDN,
To do so, we put
detect_faces into the image URL separating it with
the forward slash
/ from the UUID:
You will get the following
faces list in the response JSON:
"faces": [ [45, 142, 207, 207], [460, 113, 238, 238], [892, 43, 265, 265] ]
Technically, the operation detects faces using Haar Cascades. That approach deals with machine learning processes which rely on classifiers holding cascades of features specific to faces, eyes, etc.
detect_faces uses an algorithm that tends to better detect fronts of faces,
rather than facial profiles. Also, covering important face features with
different objects leads to a decline in detection accuracy.
detect_faces operation is still subject to testing and recalibrating the
backend when needed. So, if you ran into any issue with the operation or simply
got questions, make a post in our community area.