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Social-Media Posted Finger-selfie (SMPF) Database!

Users post images on Social media, highlighting miniature objects holding in their hands. These posts may contain fingers in the uploaded photograph. Few of these photographs also contain clearly visible ridge-valley details. Using hashtags #miniature, #myhand, and #finger, we collect Social-Media Posted Finger-selfie (SMPF) database. The database consists of 1,000 images, each of which is collected from public Instagram posts. These images are handpicked so that ridge-valley details in proximal phalanx is visible.

  • The database can be downloaded from the following link.
  • Social-Media Posted Finger-selfie (SMPF) Database

  • To obtain the password for the compressed file, email the duly filled license agreement to with the subject line "License agreement for Social-Media Posted Finger-selfie (SMPF) Database"
    NOTE: The license agreement has to be signed by someone having the legal authority to sign on behalf of the institute, such as the head of the institution or registrar. If a license agreement is signed by someone else, it will not be processed further.

    This database is available only for research and educational purpose and not for any commercial use. If you use the database in any publications or reports, you must refer to the following paper:
  • A. Malhotra, S. Chhabra M. Vatsa, and R. Singh. On Privacy Preserving Anonymization of Finger-selfies, In IEEE Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Workshop on Fair, Data Efficient and Trusted Computer Vision, 2020.
  • A. Sankaran, A. Malhotra, A. Mittal, M. Vatsa, and R. Singh. On smartphone camera based fingerphoto authentication, In Proceedings of International Conference on Biometrics: Theory, Applications and Systems, pages 1-7, 2015.

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