While this library is still supported, we suggest trying the newer Cloud Client Library for Google Cloud Vision, especially for new projects. See Google Cloud Vision Libraries for installation and usage details.
Google Cloud Vision API: Integrates Google Vision features, including image labeling, face, logo, and landmark detection, optical character recognition (OCR), and detection of explicit content, into applications.
This page contains information about getting started with the Google Cloud Vision API using the Google API Client Library for Python. In addition, you may be interested in the following documentation:
- Browse the PyDoc reference for the Google Cloud Vision API.
- Read the Developer's guide for the Google API Client Library for Python.
- Interact with this API in your browser using the APIs Explorer for the Google Cloud Vision API.
- Mac OS X
- Python 2.6, 2.7, 3.3, or 3.4
Installing the client library
You can either use a package manager or download and install the Python client library manually:
Use pip or setuptools to manage your installation (you might
need to run
- pip (preferred):
$ pip install --upgrade google-api-python-client
easy_installtool included in the setuptools package:
$ easy_install --upgrade google-api-python-client
Download the latest client
library for Python, unpack the code, and run
python setup.py install