Shape Detection API

Photos and images constitute the largest chunk of the Web, and many include recognisable features, such as human faces or QR codes. Detecting these features is computationally expensive, but, particularly on mobile devices, hardware manufacturers have long been supporting these features. This API allows accessing hardware-accelerated detectors where available. This is expected to be in origin trials in Chrome 58.

Documentation

Specification

Editor's draft

Status in Chromium

Blink>Image


Behind a flag (tracking bug) in:

  • Chrome for desktop release 57
  • Chrome for Android release 57
  • Chrome for iOS release 57
  • Android WebView release 57
  • Opera release 44
  • Opera for Android release 44

Consensus & Standardization

  • Public support
  • No public signals
  • No public signals
  • Positive

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Last updated on 2017-06-14