The IIIT-CFW dataset


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The IIIT-CFW is database for the cartoon faces in the wild. It is harvested from Google image search. Query words such as Obama + cartoon, Modi + cartoon, and so on were used to collect cartoon images of 100 public figures. The dataset contains 8928 annotated cartoon faces of famous personalities of the world with varying profession. Additionally, we also provide 1000 real faces of the public figure to study cross modal retrieval tasks, such as, Photo2Cartoon retrieval. The IIIT-CFW can be used for the study spectrum of problems as discussed in our paper.

Keywords: Cartoon faces, face synthesis, sketches, heterogeneous face recognition, cross modal retrieval, caricature.


IIIT-CFW (133.5 MB)
Task 1 -- cartoon face classification
Task 2 -- Photo2Cartoon


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Related Publications


  • Ashutosh Mishra, Shyam Nandan Rai, Anand Mishra and C. V. Jawahar, IIIT-CFW: A Benchmark Database of Cartoon Faces in the Wild, 1st workshop on visual analysis and sketch (ECCVW) 2016. [PDF]


If you use this dataset, please cite:

  author    = "Mishra, A., Nandan Rai, S., Mishra, A. and Jawahar, C.~V.",
  title     = "IIIT-CFW: A Benchmark Database of Cartoon Faces in the Wild",
  booktitle = "VASE ECCVW",
  year      = "2016",


For any queries about the dataset feel free to contact Anand Mishra. Email:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.