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How to Install Face Recognition in Python on MacOS?

  • Last Updated : 22 Sep, 2021

In this article, we will learn how to install Face Recognition in Python on macOS. Recognize and manipulate faces from Python or from the command line with the world’s simplest face recognition library. Built using dlib’s state-of-the-art face recognition built with deep learning. 

Installation:

Method 1: Using pip to install Face Recognition Package

Follow the below steps to install the Face Recognition package on macOS using pip:

Step 1: Install the latest Python3 in MacOS

Step 2: Check if pip3 and python3 are correctly installed.

python3 --version
pip3 --version

Step 3: Upgrade your pip to avoid errors during installation.

pip3 install --upgrade pip

Step 4: Enter the following command to install Face Recognition using pip3.

pip3 install face-recognition

installing Face Recognition package on macOS using pip

Method 2: Using setup.py to install Face Recognition

Follow the below steps to install the Face Recognition package on macOS using the setup.py file:

Step 1: Download the latest source package of Face Recognition for python3 from here.

curl https://files.pythonhosted.org/packages/6c/49/75dda409b94841f01cbbc34114c9b67ec618265084e4d12d37ab838f4fd3/face_recognition-1.3.0.tar.gz > face-re.tar.gz

downloading the source package for face_recognition in macos

Step 2: Extract the downloaded package using the following command.

tar -xzvf face-re.tar.gz

extracting the face-re.tar.gz file in macos

Step 3: Go inside the folder and Enter the following command to install the package.

Note: You must have developer tools for XCode MacOS installed in your system

cd face_recognition-1.3.0
python3 setup.py install

installing Face Recognition on macOS using the setup.py file

Verifying Face Recognition installation on macOS:

Make the following import in your python terminal to verify if the installation has been done properly:

import face_recognition

Verifying Face Recognition installation on macOS

If there is any error while importing the module then is not installed properly.

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