Project Description

FaceLight is a simple facial recognition method that can be used with Silverlight 's webcam. It searches for a certain sized skin color region in a webcam snapshot. This technique is not as perfect as a professional computer vision library like OpenCV and the Haar-like features they are using, but it runs in real time and works for most cases.

This project has its root in a Coding4Fun article that explains the method in detail. It's also available in Russian.


Live sample

A webcam and at least the Silverlight 4 runtime must be installed to run the samples. It's available for Windows and Mac.

Open the sample
Read this Coding4Fun article for details. It's also available in Russian.


René Schule coder and coordinator of this project.

Last edited Feb 1, 2011 at 8:19 AM by teichgraf, version 14