Extract Face Landmarks

A function extract facial landmarks.

from mlxtend.image import extract_face_landmarks


The extract_face_landmarks function detects the faces in a given image, and then it will return the face landmark points (also known as face shape) for the first found face in the image based on dlib's face landmark detection code (http://dlib.net/face_landmark_detection_ex.cpp.html):

The face detector we use is made using the classic Histogram of Oriented Gradients (HOG) feature combined with a linear classifier, an image pyramid, and sliding window detection scheme. The pose estimator was created by using dlib's implementation of the paper: One Millisecond Face Alignment with an Ensemble of Regression Trees by Vahid Kazemi and Josephine Sullivan, CVPR 2014 and was trained on the iBUG 300-W face landmark dataset (see https://ibug.doc.ic.ac.uk/resources/facial-point-annotations/):
C. Sagonas, E. Antonakos, G, Tzimiropoulos, S. Zafeiriou, M. Pantic. 300 faces In-the-wild challenge: Database and results. Image and Vision Computing (IMAVIS), Special Issue on Facial Landmark Localisation "In-The-Wild". 2016. You can get the trained model file from: http://dlib.net/files/shape_predictor_68_face_landmarks.dat.bz2. Note that the license for the iBUG 300-W dataset excludes commercial use. So you should contact Imperial College London to find out if it's OK for you to use this model file in a commercial product.


Example 1

import imageio
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt

from mlxtend.image import extract_face_landmarks

img = imageio.imread('test-face.png')
landmarks = extract_face_landmarks(img)
print('\n\nFirst 10 landmarks:\n', landmarks[:10])
(68, 2)

First 10 landmarks:
 [[132 159]
 [134 173]
 [137 187]
 [142 200]
 [150 212]
 [159 222]
 [170 231]
 [184 235]
 [198 236]
 [211 231]]

Visualization of the landmarks:

fig = plt.figure(figsize=(15, 5))
ax = fig.add_subplot(1, 3, 1)
ax = fig.add_subplot(1, 3, 2)
ax.scatter(landmarks[:, 0], -landmarks[:, 1], alpha=0.8)
ax = fig.add_subplot(1, 3, 3)
img2 = img.copy()
for p in landmarks:
    img2[p[1]-3:p[1]+3,p[0]-3:p[0]+3,:] = (255, 255, 255)


Display the index of landmark popints

# left and right eyes indexes
import numpy as np

left = np.array([36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41])
right = np.array([42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47])
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
%matplotlib inline

fig = plt.figure(figsize=(10,10))
plt.plot(landmarks[:,0], -landmarks[:,1], 'ro', markersize=8, alpha = 0.5)
for i in range(landmarks.shape[0]):
    plt.text(landmarks[i,0]+1, -landmarks[i,1], str(i), size=14)

left_eye = np.mean(landmarks[left], axis=0)
right_eye = np.mean(landmarks[right], axis=0)
print('Coordinates of the Left Eye: ', left_eye)
print('Coordinates of the Right Eye: ', right_eye)
plt.plot([left_eye[0]], [-left_eye[1]], 
            marker='+', color='blue', markersize=10, mew=4)

plt.plot([right_eye[0]], [-right_eye[1]], 
            marker='+', color='blue', markersize=10, mew=4)


Coordinates of the Left Eye:  [169.33333333 156.        ]
Coordinates of the Right Eye:  [210.83333333 152.16666667]



extract_face_landmarks(img, return_dtype=)

Function to extract face landmarks.

Note that this function requires an installation of the Python version of the library "dlib": http://dlib.net




For usage examples, please see http://rasbt.github.io/mlxtend/user_guide/sources/image/extract_face_landmarks.ipynb