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The Puzzle library

The Puzzle library is designed to quickly find visually similar images (gif, png, jpg), even if they have been resized, recompressed, recolored or slightly modified. The library is free, lightweight yet very fast, configurable, easy to use and it has been designed with security in mind.

Libpuzzle with PHP

Comparing images with PHP

Libpuzzle comes with a native extension for PHP 5.

Check out how to install the libpuzzle extension for PHP

Sample usage

# Compute signatures for two images
$cvec1 = puzzle_fill_cvec_from_file('img1.jpg');
$cvec2 = puzzle_fill_cvec_from_file('img2.jpg');

# Compute the distance between both signatures
$d = puzzle_vector_normalized_distance($cvec1, $cvec2);

# Are pictures similar?
  echo "Pictures are looking similar\n";
} else {
  echo "Pictures are different, distance=$d\n";

# Compress the signatures for database storage
$compress_cvec1 = puzzle_compress_cvec($cvec1);
$compress_cvec2 = puzzle_compress_cvec($cvec2);