Announcing the PyImageSearch Web API

Today I am super excited to officially announce the PyImageSearch web API. I’ve been planning on building this API for awhile now, and finally last weeks blog post on building a face detection Web API was just the kick in the ass I needed to finish up the project and push it online. The PyImageSearch Web […]

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Creating a face detection API with Python and OpenCV (in just 5 minutes)

So you’ve just built your first awesome computer vision app. Maybe it can detect faces in images. Or maybe your app can recognize prescription pills in photos. Or maybe your computer vision app can identify the covers of top selling books, all while displaying the latest reader reviews and the cheapest websites online to purchase them. So the big […]

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Implementing RootSIFT in Python and OpenCV

Still using the original, plain ole’ implementation of SIFT by David Lowe? Well, according to Arandjelovic and Zisserman in their 2012 paper, Three things everyone should know to improve object retrieval, you’re selling yourself (and your accuracy) short by using the original implementation. Instead, you should be utilizing a simple extension to SIFT, called RootSIFT, that can […]

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