How to Install Face Recognition in Python on Windows?
In this article, we will learn how to install Face Recognition in Python on Windows. 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.
Installing Face Recognition on Windows :
Face Recognition module can only be installed for Python version 3.7 and 3.8.
Step 1: Install git for Windows
Step 2: Clone this repository and go inside the folder using the following commands
git clone https://github.com/RvTechiNNovate/face_recog_dlib_file.git cd face_recog_dlib_file
Step 3: Enter the following command to install dlib and cmake using pip
Python 3.7: pip install dlib-19.19.0-cp37-cp37m-win_amd64.whl Python 3.8: pip install dlib-19.19.0-cp38-cp38-win_amd64.whl
pip install cmake
Method 1: Using pip to install Face Recognition Package
Follow the below steps to install the Face Recognition package on Windows using pip:
Step 2: Check if pip and python are correctly installed.
python --version pip --version
Step 3: Upgrade your pip to avoid errors during installation.
pip install --upgrade pip
Step 4: Enter the following command to install Face Recognition using pip3.
pip install face-recognition
Method 2: Using setup.py to install Face Recognition
Follow the below steps to install the Face Recognition on Windows 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_recognition-1.3.0.tar.gz
Step 2: Extract the downloaded package using the following command.
tar -xzvf face_recognition-1.3.0.tar.gz
Step 3: Go inside the folder and Enter the following command to install the package.
cd face_recognition-1.3.0 python setup.py install
Verifying Face Recognition installation on Windows :
Make the following import in your python terminal to verify if the installation has been done properly:
If there is any error while importing the module then is not installed properly.