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Code for extracting inception bottleneck feature
import os
import tensorflow as tf
import tensorflow.python.platform
from tensorflow.python.platform import gfile
import numpy as np
def create_graph(model_path):
create_graph loads the inception model to memory, should be called before
calling extract_features.
model_path: path to inception model in protobuf form.
with gfile.FastGFile(model_path, 'rb') as f:
graph_def = tf.GraphDef()
_ = tf.import_graph_def(graph_def, name='')
def extract_features(image_paotths, verbose=False):
extract_features computed the inception bottleneck feature for a list of images
image_paths: array of image path
return: 2-d array in the shape of (len(image_paths), 2048)
feature_dimension = 2048
features = np.empty((len(image_paths), feature_dimension))
with tf.Session() as sess:
flattened_tensor = sess.graph.get_tensor_by_name('pool_3:0')
for i, image_path in enumerate(image_paths):
if verbose:
print('Processing %s...' % (image_path))
if not gfile.Exists(image_path):
tf.logging.fatal('File does not exist %s', image)
image_data = gfile.FastGFile(image_path, 'rb').read()
feature =, {
'DecodeJpeg/contents:0': image_data
features[i, :] = np.squeeze(feature)
return features
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