Collect 1000 images of various Ethnic Groups

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Fixed Price

Delivery by April 30, 2014




We are looking for a freelancer to collect 1000 images of various Ethnic Groups and Genders to be used by our facial analysis application.

The freelancer must use available professional test sets used by other researchers (freely available online), along with a set of images built by themselves through various means (e.g. Google Advanced Image Search - which allows you to filter image quality / size etc).


*** IMPORTANT: Ethical / Legal Disclaimer: ***
All images accessed or collected must adhere to UK law – i.e. from ONLY LEGAL sources, NOT copyrighted, and NO signs of nudity, ALL people depicted must be fully dressed, NO violence etc. We are only interested in the shoulders upwards / face segment of images, so please crop images if necessary to help.

The face data set developed must:
- Contain at least 1,000 good/high quality images (see tech specs)
o 250 for each Race (White, Black, Asian and Mixed Race)
o 125 for each Gender inside of each race (Male / Female)
- Images must be sorted into the directory folder structure attached
- Each image must contain only 1 face
- Where possible professionally produced and freely available test sets should be used / included
- Any copyright or professional material used, must be noted in a separate text file showing their source, along with any licensing documents to show they can be used
- All images collected must be free for commercial use

When collecting images, the following the freelancer must ensure all images match all of the following requirements and specifications:
- Must be high quality (not necessarily HD)
- No parts of the faces are to be blocked (by clothing, hands, masks, paint) or partially viewable
- No CGI faces (all must be real, no dolls, no paintings etc)
- No watermarks on the image or affecting the face
- Sorted into the correct category
- No duplicates
- All images comply with the UK law

Technical Specifications:
-      Images must be saved in common file formats (pgm, jpg, bmp, tiff etc, if unsure please ask)
-      Images must 800x800 or greater
-      Faces must not be covered, masked, or distorted
-      All parts of this project must comply with applicable UK law (i.e. all material must adhere to UK law, be free from copyright, and able to be used commercially)
-      The folder structure we provide must be setup as sync'd or collaborative folders using Dropbox and updated in real time while you are working so we can check the work and offer feedback etc
-      The freelancer must also be available on Skype whilst working on the project

Other Information:
- This is a fixed price project, within the budget specified
- Only bids which follow these guidelines will be considered
- A freelancer is needed for this project ASAP
- The contents and property of this project are owned by our client, this project and shortlisted freelancers are subject to a ‘NON-DISCLOSURE AGREEMENT’

*** Further work will be guaranteed upon successful completion of this project (we are also looking to establish long term working relationships with developers if interested) ***

*** PLEAE NOTE: TIME WASTERS WILL BE REPORTED TO ODESK - To help make oDesk a safer and better place for both employers and other freelancers - so please only bid if you are serious and can achieve the requested work ***

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