Face Ditector Jquery Plugin

Face detection is a common feature in most digital cameras today; the white or red square that pops around someones face when we are focusing the camera on that person. Face detection algorithms enables the software to pinpoint the locations and sizes of human faces in digital images, whatever the surrounding objects may be.

Face-Detection is a jQuery plugin that enables you to detect human faces in images. Besides the crucial algorithm that does the main work it uses HTML5 Canvas element to grab the image data. This means that the plugin only works on browsers that support the HTML5 Canvas element. A immediate application I thought of was to use it to automatically crop faces from pictures to be used as profile photos.

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I tried it on various types of images – groups of people, individuals, portraits – and it got a detection success of around 85%. As you can see from the demo given, it fails to detect the face on the extreme right. Still, quite nice for such a small piece of Javascript; with some more tweaks to the detection code by the author, the accuracy will get better over time and we can think of more browser applications of these concepts.



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