Web detection

Perform web detection on a file, URL, or Cloud Storage URI.

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import argparse
import io

from google.cloud import vision

def annotate(path):
    """Returns web annotations given the path to an image."""
    client = vision.ImageAnnotatorClient()

    if path.startswith('http') or path.startswith('gs:'):
        image = vision.Image()
        image.source.image_uri = path

        with io.open(path, 'rb') as image_file:
            content = image_file.read()

        image = vision.Image(content=content)

    web_detection = client.web_detection(image=image).web_detection

    return web_detection

def report(annotations):
    """Prints detected features in the provided web annotations."""
    if annotations.pages_with_matching_images:
        print('\n{} Pages with matching images retrieved'.format(

        for page in annotations.pages_with_matching_images:
            print('Url   : {}'.format(page.url))

    if annotations.full_matching_images:
        print('\n{} Full Matches found: '.format(

        for image in annotations.full_matching_images:
            print('Url  : {}'.format(image.url))

    if annotations.partial_matching_images:
        print('\n{} Partial Matches found: '.format(

        for image in annotations.partial_matching_images:
            print('Url  : {}'.format(image.url))

    if annotations.web_entities:
        print('\n{} Web entities found: '.format(

        for entity in annotations.web_entities:
            print('Score      : {}'.format(entity.score))
            print('Description: {}'.format(entity.description))

if __name__ == '__main__':
    parser = argparse.ArgumentParser(
    path_help = str('The image to detect, can be web URI, '
                    'Google Cloud Storage, or path to local file.')
    parser.add_argument('image_url', help=path_help)
    args = parser.parse_args()


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