The FERET Database

Page last updated: June 16, 2004




The grayscale FERET Database CD-ROM's are completely gone. However the database is still available as "bonus data" on the Color FERET Database DVD-ROM's, released in 2003. As was the case with the grayscale FERET database, the Color FERET Database is available, free of charge, via:





Documentation of the contents and use of the grayscale FERET database is at:

The final release of the grayscale FERET database was made available in March 2001. It was a superset of, and superseded an earlier training release distributed from 1998 through February 2001.


Enquiries regarding the grayscale FERET database to feret@nist.gov



The following table links to new and supplemental information about the grayscale FERET database and to known bugs and errata present on the CDROM.
Supplemental: Counts of frontal images for each subject, added April 04 2001.
Supplemental: Missing eye coordinates for five images, added April 25 2001.
Supplemental: Recognition Performance for 14 algorithms, added June 07 2001.