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Should capture in rgb (not bgr) format.
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# This is a demo of running face recognition on a Raspberry Pi.
# This program will print out the names of anyone it recognizes to the console.
# To run this, you need a Raspberry Pi 2 (or greater) with face_recognition and
# the picamera[array] module installed.
# You can follow this installation instructions to get your RPi set up:
import face_recognition
import picamera
import numpy as np
# Get a reference to the Raspberry Pi camera.
# If this fails, make sure you have a camera connected to the RPi and that you
# enabled your camera in raspi-config and rebooted first.
camera = picamera.PiCamera()
camera.resolution = (320, 240)
output = np.empty((240, 320, 3), dtype=np.uint8)
# Load a sample picture and learn how to recognize it.
print("Loading known face image(s)")
obama_image = face_recognition.load_image_file("obama_small.jpg")
obama_face_encoding = face_recognition.face_encodings(obama_image)[0]
# Initialize some variables
face_locations = []
face_encodings = []
while True:
print("Capturing image.")
# Grab a single frame of video from the RPi camera as a numpy array
camera.capture(output, format="rgb")
# Find all the faces and face encodings in the current frame of video
face_locations = face_recognition.face_locations(output)
print("Found {} faces in image.".format(len(face_locations)))
face_encodings = face_recognition.face_encodings(output, face_locations)
# Loop over each face found in the frame to see if it's someone we know.
for face_encoding in face_encodings:
# See if the face is a match for the known face(s)
match = face_recognition.compare_faces([obama_face_encoding], face_encoding)
name = "<Unknown Person>"
if match[0]:
name = "Barack Obama"
print("I see someone named {}!".format(name))