10k US Adult Faces Database

Sample image of faces from the 10k face photograph database
Main Citation: Bainbridge, W.A., Isola, P., & Oliva, A. (2013). The intrinsic memorability of face images. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 142(4), 1323-1334. .

(Related citation: Khosla, A., Bainbridge, W.A., Torralba, A., & Oliva, A. (2013). Modifying the memorability of face photographs. Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), Sydney, Australia. . Please cite in addition if you use the annotations.)

This database contains 10,168 natural face photographs and several measures for 2,222 of the faces, including memorability scores, computer vision and psychology attributes, and landmark point annotations. The face photographs are JPEGs with 72 pixels/in resolution and 256-pixel height. The attribute data are stored in either MATLAB or Excel files. Landmark annotations are stored in TXT files. Any parts of the database may be used upon citation of the article and acceptance of the license agreement. To obtain the database, fill out the following form to get access information.

*New*: (7/15/15) The database now has manual ground-truth annotations of 77 different landmark points on each of the 2,222 target faces. This is particularly useful for face recognition, manipulation, and active appearance modeling.

*New*: (7/15/15) The psychology attributes now include participant information, so you can now easily study subject-centric (versus item-centric) face and memory effects.

*New*: (4/18/14) The database now additionally includes a software tool that allows you to export custom image sets from the database for your own research, based on our collected attributes and memorability information. (Ex: You can now easily create a stimulus set of faces based on memorability, gender, race, emotion, attractiveness, etc).

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This work was funded by National Science Foundation Grant 1016862 and by Google and Xerox Research Awards to Aude Oliva.