faced

light-weight library for face recognition including features such as eyes, nose and mouth.

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faced

faced is a light-weight library for face recognition including features such as eyes, nose and mouth. It requires opencv.

Face is outlined in black, the eyes are red & green for left and right respectively, the nose is outlined in white and the mouth in blue.

Dependencies

OpenCV

Make sure you have OpenCV installed on your machine.

For MacOS X you can use Homebrew

$ brew tap homebrew/science
$ brew install opencv

Installation

As a dependency to your project

Just add "faced": "1.x", to your dependencies list in package.json.

Globally

npm install -g faced

Identify your first face

var faced = new Faced();
faced.detect('image.jpg', function (faces, image, file) {
  if (!faces) {
    return console.log("No faces found!");
  }

  var face = sface[0];

  console.log(
    "Found a face at %d,%d with dimensions %dx%d",
    face.getX(),
    face.getY(),
    face.getWidth(),
    face.getHeight()
  );

  console.log(
    "What a pretty face, it %s a mouth, it %s a nose, it % a left eye and it %s a right eye!",
    face.getMouth() ? "has" : "does not have",
    face.getNose() ? "has" : "does not have",
    face.getEyeLeft() ? "has" : "does not have",
    face.getEyeRight() ? "has" : "does not have",
  );
});

Its that simple! See the program used to generate the above image

API

Faced.detect(source, function, context)

Loads an image from source which can be a file path or a buffer and executes function upon completion.

The callback function expects a prototype like function (faces, image, file) { }, where the first is an array of Face, the second is a Matrix object from opencv and the third is the path of the image.

In case of error the arguments faces and image will be undefined.

Class Feature

  • Feature.getX() Returns the upper left corner X position of the face
  • Feature.getY() Returns the upper left corner Y position of the face
  • Feature.getX2() Returns the lower right corner X position of the face
  • Feature.getY2() Returns the lower right conrner Y position of the face
  • Feature.getWidth() Returns the width
  • Feature.getHeight() Returns the height
  • Feature.intersect(Feature) Returns the percentage of shared spaced that the current feature has with the given argument Feature. Although this is used internally it might be useful for client usage.

Class Face (extends Feature)

All of the following method1s return an instance of Feture or undefined if it could not detect.

  • Face.getMouth()
  • Face.getNose()
  • Face.getEyeLeft()
  • Face.getEyeRight()

Other significant methods

  • Face.getFeature(name) Returns a feature by name. Possible names are: mouth, nose, eyeLeft and eyeRight.
  • Face.getFeatures() Returns an array of Feature that the instance has detected.
  • Face.getFeatureCount() Returns the number of detected features.

Examples

$ node examples/identify.js images/lenna.png

Then open images/lenna.features.png on your favourite image viewer.

Information

License

faced is licensed under the MIT license

Copyright (c) 2013, Samuel Gordalina samuel.gordalina@gmail.com

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