Cloud Vision Client for PHP

v0.24.0 2019-09-16 21:17 UTC


Idiomatic PHP client for Cloud Vision.

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NOTE: This repository is part of Google Cloud PHP. Any support requests, bug reports, or development contributions should be directed to that project.

Allows developers to easily integrate vision detection features within applications, including image labeling, face and landmark detection, optical character recognition (OCR), and tagging of explicit content.


To begin, install the preferred dependency manager for PHP, Composer.

Now to install just this component:

$ composer require google/cloud-vision

Or to install the entire suite of components at once:

$ composer require google/cloud


Please see our Authentication guide for more information on authenticating your client. Once authenticated, you'll be ready to start making requests.


require 'vendor/autoload.php';

use Google\Cloud\Vision\VisionClient;

$vision = new VisionClient();

// Annotate an image, detecting faces.
$image = $vision->image(
    fopen('/data/family_photo.jpg', 'r'),

$annotation = $vision->annotate($image);

// Determine if the detected faces have headwear.
foreach ($annotation->faces() as $key => $face) {
    if ($face->hasHeadwear()) {
        echo "Face $key has headwear.\n";


This component is considered beta. As such, it should be expected to be mostly stable and we're working towards a release candidate. We will address issues and requests with a higher priority.

Next Steps

  1. Understand the official documentation.
  2. Take a look at in-depth usage samples.