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Skylab Research

Flickr-Faces-HQ-Retouching (FFHQR) Dataset

License CC Format PNG Resolution 1024×1024 Images 70000 Teaser image

Flickr-Faces-HQ-Retouching (FFHQR) is a high-quality image dataset of retouched human faces. The dataset is released as part of the following paper:

AutoRetouch: Automatic Professional Face Retouching
Alireza Shafaei (skylabtech), James J. Little (UBC), Mark Schmidt (UBC)
Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision (WACV), 2021
WACV 21 PagePDFSuppVideo

The original FFHQ dataset consists of 70,000 1 MP face-aligned images that are collected from Flickr. We professionally retouched FFHQ to create FFHQR. FFHQR is the first large-scale publicly available retouching dataset. We chose FFHQ as the basis of our new dataset because of the variety of ages, ethnicity, lighting conditions, and the large number of images that could benefit from face retouching.

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The retouching dataset is made available under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license by Skylab Technologies Incorporated. You can use, redistribute, and adapt it for non-commercial purposes, as long as you (a) give appropriate credit by citing our paper, (b) indicate any changes that you've made, and (c) distribute any derivative works under the same license.

    author    = {Shafaei, Alireza and Little, James J. and Schmidt, Mark},
    title     = {AutoRetouch: Automatic Professional Face Retouching},
    booktitle = {Proceedings of the IEEE/CVF Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision (WACV)},
    month     = {January},
    year      = {2021},
    pages     = {990-998}


To use FFHQR, you first need to download the original 1024x1024 FFHQ images.

The retouched images (FFHQR) can be downloaded below.

Path Size Files Format Description
├  images1024x1024 - part 1 13 GB 10,000 PNG (tar package) 00000-09000
├  images1024x1024 - part 2 13 GB 10,000 PNG (tar package) 10000-19000
├  images1024x1024 - part 3 13 GB 10,000 PNG (tar package) 20000-29000
├  images1024x1024 - part 4 13 GB 10,000 PNG (tar package) 30000-39000
├  images1024x1024 - part 5 13 GB 10,000 PNG (tar package) 40000-49000
├  images1024x1024 - part 6 13 GB 10,000 PNG (tar package) 50000-59000
├  images1024x1024 - part 7 13 GB 10,000 PNG (tar package) 60000-69000
└  thumbnails128x128 2.3 GB 70,000 PNG (tar package) Thumbnails at 128×128
  • Data Split (by folders):
    • Train: 00000 to 55000
    • Validation: 56000 to 62000
    • Test: 63000 to 69000


We would like to thank the team and the Artona Group Inc. staff for their valuable feedback and support. We thank Tero Karras (NVIDIA), Samuli Laine (NVIDIA), Timo Aila (NVIDIA) for the original FFHQ dataset.


If you wish to remove a photo that you own from FFHQ and FFHQR, please follow the FFHQ instructions. After your image is successfully deleted from FFHQ, please contact to remove the corresponding image from FFHQR.


FFHQR -- the first large-scale retouching dataset for computer vision research.