How to crop an image to the face in PHP

Here is a quick demonstration of how to use one of our APIs to locate a face in a photo and then crop the image accordingly. Let’s start with a reference to our API in the library:

"require": {
"cloudmersive/cloudmersive_imagerecognition_api_client": "^1.4",

Then we simply call one of two methods: faceCropFirst (square crop) or faceCropFirstRound (round crop). Here is the code for a round crop:

require_once(__DIR__ . '/vendor/autoload.php');
// Configure API key authorization: Apikey
$config = Swagger\Client\Configuration::getDefaultConfiguration()->setApiKey('Apikey', 'YOUR_API_KEY');
$apiInstance = new Swagger\Client\Api\FaceApi(

new GuzzleHttp\Client(),
$image_file = "/path/to/file"; // \SplFileObject | Image file to perform the operation on. Common file formats such as PNG, JPEG are supported.
try {
$result = $apiInstance->faceCropFirstRound($image_file);
} catch (Exception $e) {
echo 'Exception when calling FaceApi->faceCropFirstRound: ', $e->getMessage(), PHP_EOL;

Here is an example full image:

And our round cropped output:

That’s it, all done.

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