The Easiest Facial Recoginition API You Can Use

Manpreet Singh
3 min readMar 15, 2022

Welcome back! Python is one of my favorite programming languages to use, if you’re new to Python, check out the link below to learn more about it:

So, let’s take a look at one of the simplest facial recognition API’s for Python, this specific project is face_recognition! Luckily for us, this project is hosted on GitHub, check out the link below to jump straight to their repository:

This project looks super promising, here is an example of the capability behind this project:

You can also try out this project online via deepnote:

If you want to install this package, you can do so with the following pip command:

pip3 install face_recognition

At this point, you can utilize the CLI with the following 2 commands:

From their GitHub page, you can see some examples of this project:

At this point, you can follow along their GitHub page to start building out your first project! Do you plan on using this package? I would love to hear your thoughts about this!

Thanks So Much!

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Thanks so much for reading!

Manpreet Singh

Data Scientist / Engineer!