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See the guide: Images > Cropping

Extracts crops from the input image tensor and resizes them.

Extracts crops from the input image tensor and resizes them using bilinear sampling or nearest neighbor sampling (possibly with aspect ratio change) to a common output size specified by crop_size. This is more general than the crop_to_bounding_box op which extracts a fixed size slice from the input image and does not allow resizing or aspect ratio change.

Returns a tensor with crops from the input image at positions defined at the bounding box locations in boxes. The cropped boxes are all resized (with bilinear or nearest neighbor interpolation) to a fixed size = [crop_height, crop_width]. The result is a 4-D tensor [num_boxes, crop_height, crop_width, depth]. The resizing is corner aligned. In particular, if boxes = [[0, 0, 1, 1]], the method will give identical results to using tf.image.resize_bilinear() or tf.image.resize_nearest_neighbor()(depends on the method argument) with align_corners=True.


  • image: A Tensor. Must be one of the following types: uint8, uint16, int8, int16, int32, int64, half, float32, float64. A 4-D tensor of shape [batch, image_height, image_width, depth]. Both image_height and image_width need to be positive.
  • boxes: A Tensor of type float32. A 2-D tensor of shape [num_boxes, 4]. The i-th row of the tensor specifies the coordinates of a box in the box_ind[i] image and is specified in normalized coordinates [y1, x1, y2, x2]. A normalized coordinate value of y is mapped to the image coordinate at y * (image_height - 1), so as the [0, 1] interval of normalized image height is mapped to [0, image_height - 1] in image height coordinates. We do allow y1 > y2, in which case the sampled crop is an up-down flipped version of the original image. The width dimension is treated similarly. Normalized coordinates outside the [0, 1] range are allowed, in which case we use extrapolation_value to extrapolate the input image values.
  • box_ind: A Tensor of type int32. A 1-D tensor of shape [num_boxes] with int32 values in [0, batch). The value of box_ind[i] specifies the image that the i-th box refers to.
  • crop_size: A Tensor of type int32. A 1-D tensor of 2 elements, size = [crop_height, crop_width]. All cropped image patches are resized to this size. The aspect ratio of the image content is not preserved. Both crop_height and crop_width need to be positive.
  • method: An optional string from: "bilinear", "nearest". Defaults to "bilinear". A string specifying the sampling method for resizing. It can be either "bilinear" or "nearest" and default to "bilinear". Currently two sampling methods are supported: Bilinear and Nearest Neighbor.
  • extrapolation_value: An optional float. Defaults to 0. Value used for extrapolation, when applicable.
  • name: A name for the operation (optional).


A Tensor of type float32.