International Journal of Computer Applications
Automatic face detection has been intensively studied for human-related recognition systems. To build fully automated systems that analyze the information contained in face images, robust and efficient face detection algorithms are required. In this paper, a new face detection algorithm is proposed. This speedy and robust solution developed, on the one hand is based on the segmentation of the color image to skin regions using a new approach to detect the pixels of the skin and the water shed segmentation method. On the other hand, using Gabor filters, combined with a proposed model of face, skin regions are classified into two classes: face and non-face.