Amazon Rekognition
Developer Guide

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: November 19th, 2018

Change Description Date

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