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import face_recognition
# Often instead of just checking if two faces match or not (True or False), it's helpful to see how similar they are.
# You can do that by using the face_distance function.
# The model was trained in a way that faces with a distance of 0.6 or less should be a match. But if you want to
# be more strict, you can look for a smaller face distance. For example, using a 0.55 cutoff would reduce false
# positive matches at the risk of more false negatives.
# Note: This isn't exactly the same as a "percent match". The scale isn't linear. But you can assume that images with a
# smaller distance are more similar to each other than ones with a larger distance.
# Load some images to compare against
known_obama_image = face_recognition.load_image_file("obama.jpg")
known_biden_image = face_recognition.load_image_file("biden.jpg")
# Get the face encodings for the known images
obama_face_encoding = face_recognition.face_encodings(known_obama_image)[0]
biden_face_encoding = face_recognition.face_encodings(known_biden_image)[0]
known_encodings = [
# Load a test image and get encondings for it
image_to_test = face_recognition.load_image_file("obama2.jpg")
image_to_test_encoding = face_recognition.face_encodings(image_to_test)[0]
# See how far apart the test image is from the known faces
face_distances = face_recognition.face_distance(known_encodings, image_to_test_encoding)
for i, face_distance in enumerate(face_distances):
print("The test image has a distance of {:.2} from known image #{}".format(face_distance, i))
print("- With a normal cutoff of 0.6, would the test image match the known image? {}".format(face_distance < 0.6))
print("- With a very strict cutoff of 0.5, would the test image match the known image? {}".format(face_distance < 0.5))