I am using a VGG16 model with the classification layer stripped off to generate vectors for an intermediate stage of an image fingerprinting algorithm. It works well, but VGG16 is a little hefty, and I was wondering what suggestions the community had regarding good alternatives to VGG16, with regards to this application, if someone is looking for something lighter weight.


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If you are looking for lightweights architecture, take a look at backbones designed for mobile such as MobileNet V3 or GhostNet V2 .

  • $\begingroup$ also maybe EfficientNet $\endgroup$
    – Alberto
    Sep 26, 2023 at 11:54
  • $\begingroup$ and also ShuffleNet-V2 $\endgroup$ Sep 26, 2023 at 13:19

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