Recognize faces from Python or from the command line with the world’s simplest face recognition library. In this post we’ll be recognizing the face and label it in a box on a live video.
Built using dlib‘s state-of-the-art face recognition built with deep learning. The model has an accuracy of 99.38% on the Labeled Faces in the Wild benchmark.
import face_recognition import cv2 import numpy as np # This is a demo of running face recognition on live video from your webcam. It's a little more complicated than the # other example, but it includes some basic performance tweaks to make things run a lot faster: # 1. Process each video frame at 1/4 resolution (though still display it at full resolution) # 2. Only detect faces in every other frame of video. # PLEASE NOTE: This example requires OpenCV (the `cv2` library) to be installed only to read from # your webcam. # OpenCV is *not* required to use the face_recognition library. It's only required if you want to run this # specific demo. If you have trouble installing it, try any of the other demos that don't require # it instead. # Get a reference to webcam #0 (the default one) video_capture = cv2.VideoCapture(0) # Load a sample picture and learn how to recognize it. obama_image = face_recognition.load_image_file("C:\\Users\\b.joseph.richard\\Desktop\\Other\\Other\\New folder\\other\\Ben\\President_Barack_Obama.jpg") obama_face_encoding = face_recognition.face_encodings(obama_image) # Load a second sample picture and learn how to recognize it. biden_image = face_recognition.load_image_file("C:\\Users\\b.joseph.richard\\Desktop\\Other\\Other\\New folder\\other\\Ben\\bennie.jpg") biden_face_encoding = face_recognition.face_encodings(biden_image) # Create arrays of known face encodings and their names known_face_encodings = [ obama_face_encoding, biden_face_encoding ] known_face_names = [ "Barack Obama", "Bennie" ] # Initialize some variables face_locations =  face_encodings =  face_names =  process_this_frame = True while True: # Grab a single frame of video ret, frame = video_capture.read() # Resize frame of video to 1/4 size for faster face recognition processing small_frame = cv2.resize(frame, (0, 0), fx=0.25, fy=0.25) # Convert the image from BGR color (which OpenCV uses) to RGB color (which face_recognition uses) rgb_small_frame = small_frame[:, :, ::-1] # Only process every other frame of video to save time if process_this_frame: # Find all the faces and face encodings in the current frame of video face_locations = face_recognition.face_locations(rgb_small_frame) face_encodings = face_recognition.face_encodings(rgb_small_frame, face_locations) face_names =  for face_encoding in face_encodings: # See if the face is a match for the known face(s) matches = face_recognition.compare_faces(known_face_encodings, face_encoding) name = "Unknown" # # If a match was found in known_face_encodings, just use the first one. # if True in matches: # first_match_index = matches.index(True) # name = known_face_names[first_match_index] # Or instead, use the known face with the smallest distance to the new face face_distances = face_recognition.face_distance(known_face_encodings, face_encoding) best_match_index = np.argmin(face_distances) if matches[best_match_index]: name = known_face_names[best_match_index] face_names.append(name) process_this_frame = not process_this_frame # Display the results for (top, right, bottom, left), name in zip(face_locations, face_names): # Scale back up face locations since the frame we detected in was scaled to 1/4 size top *= 4 right *= 4 bottom *= 4 left *= 4 # Draw a box around the face cv2.rectangle(frame, (left, top), (right, bottom), (0, 0, 255), 2) # Draw a label with a name below the face cv2.rectangle(frame, (left, bottom - 35), (right, bottom), (0, 0, 255), cv2.FILLED) font = cv2.FONT_HERSHEY_DUPLEX cv2.putText(frame, name, (left + 6, bottom - 6), font, 1.0, (255, 255, 255), 1) # Display the resulting image cv2.imshow('Video', frame) # Hit 'q' on the keyboard to quit! if cv2.waitKey(1) & 0xFF == ord('q'): break # Release handle to the webcam video_capture.release() cv2.destroyAllWindows()
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