Cognitive Services Pricing – Face API

Use intelligence APIs to enable vision, speech, language and knowledge capabilities

The Microsoft Face APIPreview uses state-of-the-art cloud-based face algorithms to detect and recognise human faces in images. Capabilities include features such as face detection, face verification and face grouping to organise many faces into face groups based on their visual similarities.

Pricing details

The following pricing reflects a preview discount.

Tier Features Price
Face API – Free Up to 20 transactions per minute 30,000 free transactions per month
Face API – Standard Up to 10 transactions per second  
0-1,000,000 transactions $1.5 per 1,000 transactions
1,000,001-5,000,000 transactions $1.1 per 1,000 transactions
5,000,001-20,000,000 transactions $0.65 per 1,000 transactions
Face storage Face storage – images size up to 4 MB each $0.5 per 1,000 images per month

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