Extract rich information from images
Innovation within reach
Transform your app with computer vision—all through an API call.
Powerful content extraction
Pull from a deep index of more than 10,000 objects and 25 languages that collects insights at scale.
Vision for all users
Extend capabilities to more users, with the image description feature.
Run Computer Vision in the cloud or on the edge, in containers.
Easily apply breakthrough computer vision
Add leading-edge computer vision technology to your own apps with a simple API call.
See it in action
Transform your processes
Automatically identify more than 10,000 objects and 25 languages. Streamline processes across multiple scenarios, such as robotic process automation and digital asset management, with rich data extraction from images.
Extend your apps to more users
Empower users with low vision by providing descriptions of images. Learn how Microsoft applies Computer Vision to PowerPoint, Word, Outlook, and Excel for auto-captioning of images for low-vision users. And help users navigate the world around them by pairing Computer Vision with Immersive Reader to turn pictures of text into words read aloud.Turn your camera into an inclusivity tool
Deploy anywhere, from the cloud to the edge
Run Computer Vision in the cloud or on-premises with containers. Apply it to diverse scenarios, like healthcare record image analysis, where data security and low latency are paramount.Learn about Computer Vision in containers
Build on industry-leading Azure security
Microsoft invests more than USD 1 billion annually on cybersecurity research and development.
We employ more than 3,500 security experts completely dedicated to your data security and privacy.
Azure has more certifications than any other cloud provider. View the comprehensive list.
World-class computer vision at competitive prices
Pay only for what you use with no upfront costs. With Computer Vision, you pay as you go based on number of transactions.
Get started with Computer Vision in 3 steps
Documentation and quickstarts
Get up and running with Computer Vision.Start coding
Visual Studio for Computer Vision
Learn how to use the Visual Studio Connected Services feature to embed Computer Vision.Read the article
Walk through how to apply Computer Vision to a range of scenarios.Take the PluralSight course
"We found Cognitive Services to be the missing piece in the equation, the one that we needed to bring this solution to market and really revolutionize the way people look at video."Katie McCann, Vice President of Product and Engineering, Prism Skylabs
"It didn't take us long to realize Azure Cognitive Services had handed us a powerful set of computer-vision and artificial intelligence tools that we could use to create great apps and new features for our customers in just a few hours."John Fan, Co-founder and CEO, Cardinal Blue Software
Frequently asked questions about Computer Vision
Computer Vision and other Cognitive Services offerings guarantee 99.9-percent availability. No SLA is provided for the Free pricing tier. See SLA details.
Your images are automatically deleted after processing. Microsoft does not train on your data to enhance the underlying models. Learn more about privacy and terms of usage.
Yes, you can extract one-off images from video content.