Amazon Rekognition
Developer Guide

Step 3: Getting Started Using the AWS CLI and AWS SDK API

After you've set up the AWS CLI and AWS SDKs that you want to use, you can build applications that use Amazon Rekognition. The following topics show you how to get started with Amazon Rekognition Image and Amazon Rekognition Video.

Formatting the AWS CLI Examples

The AWS CLI examples in this guide are formatted for the Linux operating system. To use the samples with Microsoft Windows, you need to change the JSON formatting of the --image parameter, and change the line breaks from backslashes (\) to carets (^). For more information about JSON formatting, see Specifying Parameter Values for the AWS Command Line Interface. The following is an example AWS CLI command that's formatted for Microsoft Windows.

aws rekognition detect-labels ^ --image "{\"S3Object\":{\"Bucket\":\"photo-collection\",\"Name\":\"photo.jpg\"}}" ^ --region us-west-2

You can also provide a shorthand version of the JSON that works on both Microsoft Windows and Linux.

aws rekognition detect-labels --image "S3Object={Bucket=photo-collection,Name=photo.jpg}" --region us-west-2

For more information, see Using Shorthand Syntax with the AWS Command Line Interface.

Next Step

Step 4: Getting Started Using the Amazon Rekognition Console