Azure Face API

The Azure Face service provides AI algorithms that detect, recognize, and analyze human faces in images.

Install the library

Install with Visual Studio

Using Visual Studio, create a new .NET Core application.

Once you've created a new project, install the client library by right-clicking on the project solution in the Solution Explorer and selecting Manage NuGet Packages. In the package manager that opens select Browse, check Include prerelease, and search for Microsoft.Azure.CognitiveServices.Vision.Face. Select version 2.7.0-preview.1, and then Install.

Install with the command-line interface

In a console window (such as cmd, PowerShell, or Bash), use the dotnet new command to create a new console app with the name face-quickstart. This command creates a simple "Hello World" C# project with a single source file: program.cs.

dotnet new console -n face-quickstart

Change your directory to the newly created app folder. You can build the application with:

dotnet build

The build output should contain no warnings or errors.

...
Build succeeded.
 0 Warning(s)
 0 Error(s)
...

Within the application directory, install the Face client library for .NET with the following command:

dotnet add package Microsoft.Azure.CognitiveServices.Vision.Face --version 2.7.0-preview.1

Next Steps

Go to the Face service Overview or follow a quickstart to get started.