Document history for Amazon Rekognition - Amazon Rekognition

Document history for Amazon Rekognition

The following table describes important changes in each release of the Amazon Rekognition Developer Guide. For notification about updates to this documentation, you can subscribe to an RSS feed.

  • Latest documentation update: May 21st, 2021

Change Description Date

Amazon Rekognition DetectText can detect up to 100 words in an image

You can use the Amazon Rekognition DetectText operation to detect up to 100 words in an image.

May 21, 2021

Amazon Rekognition now supports tagging

You can now use tags to identify, organize, search for, and filter Amazon Rekognition collections, stream processors, and Custom Labels models.

March 25, 2021

Amazon Rekognition can now detect personal protect equipment

Amazon Rekognition can now detect hand covers, face covers, and head covers on persons in an image.

October 15, 2020

Amazon Rekognition has new content moderation categories

Amazon Rekognition content moderation categories now include 6 new categories: Drugs, Tobacco, Alcohol, Gambling, Rude Gestures, and Hate Symbols.

October 12, 2020

New tutorial for displaying Amazon Rekognition Video results from Kinesis Video Streams locally

You can display the output of Amazon Rekognition Video from a streaming video in Kinesis Video Streams in a local video feed.

July 20, 2020

New Amazon Rekognition tutorial for using Gstreamer

Using Gstreamer, you can ingest a livestream video from a device camera source to Amazon Rekognition Video through Kinesis Video Streams.

July 17, 2020

Amazon Rekognition now supports segmentation of stored videos

With the asynchronous Amazon Rekognition Video segmentation API you can detect black frames, color bars, end credits, and shots in stored videos.

June 22, 2020

Amazon Rekognition now supports Amazon VPC endpoint policies

By specifying a policy you can restrict access to an Amazon Rekognition Amazon VPC endpoint.

March 3, 2020

Amazon Rekognition now supports the detection of text in stored videos

You can use the Amazon Rekognition Video API to asynchronously detect text in a stored video.

February 17, 2020

Amazon Rekognition now supports Augmented AI (Preview) and Amazon Rekognition Custom Labels

With Amazon Rekognition Custom Labels you can detect specialized objects, scenes, and concepts in images by creating your own machine learning model. DetectModerationLabels now supports Amazon Augmented AI (Preview).

December 3, 2019

Amazon Rekognition now supports AWS PrivateLink

With AWS PrivateLink you can establish a private connection between your VPC and Amazon Rekognition.

September 12, 2019

Amazon Rekognition face filtering

Amazon Rekognition adds enhanced face filtering support to the IndexFaces API operation, and introduces face filtering for the CompareFaces and SearchFacesByImage API operations.

September 12, 2019

Amazon Rekognition Video examples updated

Amazon Rekognition Video example code updated to create and configure the Amazon SNS topic and Amazon SQS queue.

September 5, 2019

Ruby and Node.js examples added

Amazon Rekognition Image Ruby and Node.js examples added for synchronous label and face detection.

August 19, 2019

Unsafe content detection updated

Amazon Rekognition unsafe content detection can now detect violent content.

August 9, 2019

GetContentModeration operation updated

GetContentModeration now returns the version of the moderation detection model used to detect unsafe content.

February 13, 2019

GetLabelDetection and DetectModerationLabels operations updated

GetLabelDetection now returns bounding box information for common objects and a hierarchical taxonomy of detected labels. The version of the model used for label detection is now returned. DetectModerationLabels now returns the version of the model used for detecting unsafe content.

January 17, 2019

DetectFaces and IndexFaces operation updated

This release updates the DetectFaces and IndexFaces operation. When the Attributes input parameter is set to ALL, the face location landmarks includes 5 new landmarks: upperJawlineLeft, midJawlineLeft, chinBottom, midJawlineRight, upperJawlineRight.

November 19, 2018

DetectLabels operation updated

Bounding boxes are now returned for certain objects. A hierarchical taxonomy is now available for labels. You can now get the version of the detection model used for detection.

November 1, 2018

IndexFaces operation updated

With IndexFaces you can now use the QualityFilter input parameter to filter out faces detected with low quality. You can also use the MaxFaces input parameter to reduce the number of faces returned based on the quality of the face detection, and the size of the detected face.

September 18, 2018

DescribeCollection operation added

You can now get information about an existing collection by calling the DescribeCollection operation.

August 22, 2018

New Python examples

Python examples have been added to the Amazon Rekognition Video content along with some content reorganization.

June 26, 2018

Updated content layout

The Amazon Rekognition Image content has been reorganized along with new Python and C# examples.

May 29, 2018

Amazon Rekognition supports AWS CloudTrail

Amazon Rekognition is integrated with AWS CloudTrail, a service that provides a record of actions taken by a user, role, or an AWS service in Amazon Rekognition. For more information, see Logging Amazon Rekognition API Calls with AWS CloudTrail.

April 6, 2018

Analyze stored and streaming videos. New table of contents

For information about analyzing stored videos, see Working with Stored Videos. For information about analyzing streaming videos, see Working with Streaming Videos. The table of contents for the Amazon Rekognition documentation has been rearranged to accomodate image and video operations.

November 29, 2017

Text in image and face detection models

Amazon Rekognition can now detect text in images. For more information, see Detecting Text. Amazon Rekognition introduces versioning for the face detection deep learning model. For more information, see Model Versioning.

November 21, 2017

Celebrity recognition

Amazon Rekognition can now analyze images for celebrities. For more information, see Recognizing Celebrities.

June 8, 2017

Image moderation

Amazon Rekognition can now determine if an image contains explicit or suggestive adult content. For more information, see Detecting Unsafe Content.

April 19, 2017

Age range for detected faces. Aggregated Rekognition metrics pane

Amazon Rekognition now returns the estimated age range, in years, for faces detected by the Rekognition API. For more information, see AgeRange. The Rekognition console now has a metrics pane showing activity graphs for an aggregate of Amazon CloudWatch metrics for Rekognition over a specified period of time. For more information, see Exercise 4: See Aggregated Metrics (Console).

February 9, 2017

New service and guide

This is the initial release of the image analysis service, Amazon Rekognition, and the Amazon Rekognition Developer Guide.

November 30, 2016