Face recognition in unconstrained situations continues to be a challenging research domain. This paper have presented an extensive survey of face databases for constrained and unconstrained environments. It focuses mostly on novel databases that are freely available for the research purposes. Most of the popular face databases are concisely introduced and compared. The purpose of this review paper is to assist the young budding researchers in the area of face recognition by compiling the most widely used face databases and the link to download them so as to motivate their further research.
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