AWS SDK Version 3 for .NET
API Reference

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Returns an array of celebrities recognized in the input image. For more information, see Recognizing Celebrities in the Amazon Rekognition Developer Guide.

RecognizeCelebrities returns the 100 largest faces in the image. It lists recognized celebrities in the CelebrityFaces array and unrecognized faces in the UnrecognizedFaces array. RecognizeCelebrities doesn't return celebrities whose faces are not amongst the largest 100 faces in the image.

For each celebrity recognized, the RecognizeCelebrities returns a Celebrity object. The Celebrity object contains the celebrity name, ID, URL links to additional information, match confidence, and a ComparedFace object that you can use to locate the celebrity's face on the image.

Rekognition does not retain information about which images a celebrity has been recognized in. Your application must store this information and use the Celebrity ID property as a unique identifier for the celebrity. If you don't store the celebrity name or additional information URLs returned by RecognizeCelebrities, you will need the ID to identify the celebrity in a call to the operation.

You pass the imput image either as base64-encoded image bytes or as a reference to an image in an Amazon S3 bucket. If you use the Amazon CLI to call Amazon Rekognition operations, passing image bytes is not supported. The image must be either a PNG or JPEG formatted file.

For an example, see Recognizing Celebrities in an Image in the Amazon Rekognition Developer Guide.

This operation requires permissions to perform the rekognition:RecognizeCelebrities operation.


For .NET Core and PCL this operation is only available in asynchronous form. Please refer to RecognizeCelebritiesAsync.

Namespace: Amazon.Rekognition
Assembly: AWSSDK.Rekognition.dll
Version: 3.x.y.z


public virtual RecognizeCelebritiesResponse RecognizeCelebrities(
         RecognizeCelebritiesRequest request
Type: Amazon.Rekognition.Model.RecognizeCelebritiesRequest

Container for the necessary parameters to execute the RecognizeCelebrities service method.

Return Value
The response from the RecognizeCelebrities service method, as returned by Rekognition.


AccessDeniedException You are not authorized to perform the action.
ImageTooLargeException The input image size exceeds the allowed limit. For more information, see Limits in Amazon Rekognition in the Amazon Rekognition Developer Guide.
InternalServerErrorException Amazon Rekognition experienced a service issue. Try your call again.
InvalidImageFormatException The provided image format is not supported.
InvalidImageFormatException The provided image format is not supported.
InvalidParameterException Input parameter violated a constraint. Validate your parameter before calling the API operation again.
InvalidS3ObjectException Amazon Rekognition is unable to access the S3 object specified in the request.
ProvisionedThroughputExceededException The number of requests exceeded your throughput limit. If you want to increase this limit, contact Amazon Rekognition.
ThrottlingException Amazon Rekognition is temporarily unable to process the request. Try your call again.

Version Information

.NET Framework:
Supported in: 4.5, 4.0, 3.5

Portable Class Library:
Supported in: Windows Store Apps
Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1
Supported in: Xamarin Android
Supported in: Xamarin iOS (Unified)
Supported in: Xamarin.Forms

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