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I have like a trillion of images in my disk and want to classify them basically in 2 groups:

Those images which includes people (body shapes)
Those images which does not include people

Any desktop software - preferably Open Source - to help me on this?

  • Do you need a ready-to-use application, or a library to develop with? Does it need to work offline? Are cloud-based solutions OK? – Nicolas Raoul Mar 22 '17 at 8:07
  • Any type of software is fine, library or end-user, on-line or off-line, cloud or desktop. – Veronica Oct 14 '17 at 17:15
  • Recognizing skin color would be a way to find out, but do you also want to recognize human shapes where no skin is visible? For instance a picture of a glove that presumably contains a hand, or a person in niqab. – Nicolas Raoul Oct 16 '17 at 3:08
  • @NicolasRaoul Yes, think about those TV sports which does recognize players in the field. – Veronica Oct 25 '17 at 13:10
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OpenCV can detect faces and/or upright people and has examples of doing both. It can be used from C/C++/python and is open source & cross platform.

While it is not a ready made solution it can be used to construct such solutions as can be seen with the examples of pedestrian detection & face detection presumably you would need to do both to build a "people" detector.

OpenCV + Python & Keras can also be used to produce a "deep learning" classifier using TensorFlow or Theano where the computer teaches itself how to categorise images and there are some pre-trained models available which may be able to classify your images for you, see here.

The above resources should enable you to create a script that will do what you need.

Disclamer: While most of the links above point to a single online resource that has a commercial element, training, that is that I am a fan because I find it a great resource not because I have any financial interest in the site or any of the services offered.

  • The asker wants "Any desktop software". Does OpenCV fit this requirement? If yes please tell us the name of the executable and how to make it detect human bodies, thanks! – Nicolas Raoul Mar 22 '17 at 7:39
  • @NicolasRaoul the above is certainly software that runs on the desktop and is open source additional information added to allow the OP to perform the task as requested. – Steve Barnes Mar 22 '17 at 8:01

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