Cloud Vision API

Powerful Image Analysis

Google Cloud Vision API enables developers to understand the content of an image by encapsulating powerful machine learning models in an easy to use REST API. It quickly classifies images into thousands of categories (e.g., "sailboat", "lion", "Eiffel Tower"), detects individual objects and faces within images, and finds and reads printed words contained within images. You can build metadata on your image catalog, moderate offensive content, or enable new marketing scenarios through image sentiment analysis. Analyze images uploaded in the request or integrate with your image storage on Google Cloud Storage.

Insight From Your Images

Easily detect broad sets of objects in your images, from flowers, animals, or transportation to thousands of other object categories commonly found within images. Vision API improves over time as new concepts are introduced and accuracy is improved.

Detect Inappropriate Content

Powered by Google SafeSearch, easily moderate content from your crowd sourced images. Vision API enables you to detect different types of inappropriate content from adult to violent content.

Power of the Web

Vision API uses the power of Google Image Search to find topical entities like historical photos or news events. Combine this with Visually Similar Search to find similar images on the web.

Extract Text

Optical Character Recognition (OCR) enables you to detect text within your images, along with automatic language identification. Vision API supports a broad set of languages.


Derive insight from images with our powerful Cloud Vision API

Label Detection

Detect broad sets of categories within an image, ranging from modes of transportation to animals.

Explicit Content Detection

Detect explicit content like adult content or violent content within an image.

Logo Detection

Detect popular product logos within an image.

Landmark Detection

Detect popular natural and man-made structures within an image.

Optical Character Recognition

Detect and extract text within an image, with support for a broad range of languages, along with support for automatic language identification.

Face Detection

Detect multiple faces within an image, along with the associated key facial attributes like emotional state or wearing headwear. Facial Recognition is not supported.

Image Attributes

Detect general attributes of the image, such as dominant colors and appropriate crop hints.

Web Detection

Search the Internet for similar images.

Integrated REST API

Access via REST API to request one or more annotation types per image. Images can be uploaded in the request or integrated with Google Cloud Storage.