Amazon Rekognition
Developer Guide

Document History for Amazon Rekognition

The following table describes the documentation for this release of Amazon Rekognition.

  • API version: 2017-11-29

  • Latest documentation update: November 29th, 2017

Change Description Date

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.

In this release

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 21st, 2017

Celebrity Recognition

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

June 8th, 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 19th, 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 9th, 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