Face Detection and Recognition Using OpenCV


  • Ramadan TH. Hasan IT Department, Technical College of Informatics Akre, Duhok Polytechnic University, Duhok, Kurdistan Region, IRAQ
  • Amira Bibo Sallow College of Engineering, Nawroz University, Duhok, Kurdistan Region, IRAQ


OpenCV, Face Detection, Object Detection, Eigenfaces, Faster R-CNN, Fisherfaces


Intel's OpenCV is a free and open-access image and video processing library. It is linked to computer vision, like feature and object recognition and machine learning. This paper presents the main OpenCV modules, features, and OpenCV based on Python. The paper also presents common OpenCV applications and classifiers used in these applications like image processing, face detection, face recognition, and object detection. Finally, we discuss some literary reviews of OpenCV applications in the fields of computer vision such as face detection and recognition, or recognition of facial expressions such as sadness, anger, happiness, or recognition of the gender and age of a person.




How to Cite

TH. Hasan, R., & Bibo Sallow, A. . (2021). Face Detection and Recognition Using OpenCV. Journal of Soft Computing and Data Mining, 2(2), 86–97. Retrieved from https://publisher.uthm.edu.my/ojs/index.php/jscdm/article/view/8791