Get short-form image captions

This sample demonstrates how to use the Imagen model to get a short, general description of a supplied image.

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import vertexai
from vertexai.preview.vision_models import Image, ImageTextModel

# TODO(developer): Update and un-comment below lines
# project_id = "PROJECT_ID"
# input_file = "my-input.png"

vertexai.init(project=project_id, location="us-central1")

model = ImageTextModel.from_pretrained("imagetext@001")
source_img = Image.load_from_file(location=input_file)

captions = model.get_captions(
    # Optional parameters


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