Libor Spacek's Facial Images Databases
Conditions of use (please read this first):
You may freely download this data for your own research purposes.
You should publish any computer recognition
results achieved on this data with due acknowledgement (my name and URL to this page).
There is also a related publication (with my PhD student D.Hond):
D. Hond, L. Spacek `Distinctive Descriptions for Face Processing', Proceedings of the 8th British Machine Vision Conference BMVC97,
Colchester, England, pp. 320-329, September 1997.
You may not publish/print/sell/distribute the images themselves.
I provide my database here in order to encourage comparative research, thus the intended uses are
biometric processing and comparisons of recognition results.
I am not trying to be difficult by placing conditions on other uses.
However, I do not hold signed release forms from all the individuals
in this database. Therefore you should be aware that, strictly speaking, the rights to display/publish
the images themselves remain with the individuals depicted in them.
The data are held here in four zipped archives: ( faces94
, faces95 , faces96
, grimace ), in order of increasing
difficulty. Faces96 and grimace are the most difficult, though for
two different reasons: variation of background and scale in faces96, and extreme
variation of expressions in grimace). All the images are stored in 24 bit RGB, JPEG format.
- Total number of individuals: 395
- Number of images per individual: 20
- Total number of images: 7900
- Gender: contains images of male and female subjects
- Race: contains images of people of various racial origins
- Age Range: the images are mainly of first year undergraduate
students, so the majority of indivuals are between 18-20 years old but
some older individuals are also present.
- Glasses: Yes
- Beards: Yes
- Image format: 24bit colour JPEG
- Camera used: S-VHS camcorder
- Lighting: artificial, mixture of tungsten and fluorescent overhead