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Please note that only the landmarks are distributed. In order to obtain the images, please refer to


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    Subject: [DATABASE download: SCfaceDB Landmarks]

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The database is comprised of 21 facial landmarks (from 4,160 face images) from 130 users annotated manually by a human operator, as described in [FSI2013].


The 21 facial landmarks are stored in .pos file. After loading each file, a matrix of dimensions 21 by 2 has the (x, y) coordinates of each facial landmark. See the figure on the right to check the given facial landmarks.


The nomenclature followed to identify the 21 facial landmarks is as follows:

  • ROW 1 = Top of the head

  • ROW 2 = Right eyebrow right corner

  • ROW 3 = Right eyebrow left corner

  • ROW 4 = Left eyebrow right corner

  • ROW 5 = Left eyebrow left corner

  • ROW 6 = Right eye right corner

  • ROW 7 = Right eye center of pupil

  • ROW 8 = Right eye left corner

  • ROW 9 = Left eye right corner

  • ROW 10 = Left eye center of pupil

  • ROW 11 = Left eye left corner

  • ROW 12 = Nose right corner

  • ROW 13 = Nose center bottom

  • ROW 14 = Nose left corner

  • ROW 15 = Mouth right corner

  • ROW 16 = Mouth left corner

  • ROW 17 = Chin corner

  • ROW 18 = Right ear top corner

  • ROW 19 = Right ear bottom corner

  • ROW 20 = Left ear top corner

  • ROW 21 = Left ear bottom corner


For further information regarding the database, the different features approaches extracted from the data and the experimental work we refer the reader to:

Please remember to reference article [FSI2013] on any work made public, whatever the form, based directly or indirectly on any part of the SCfaceDB Landmarks.

Face image examples from SCfaceDB

Facial landmarks feedback