Torchreid is a library for deep-learning person re-identification, written in PyTorch and developed for our ICCV’19 project, Omni-Scale Feature Learning for Person Re-Identification.

It features:

  • multi-GPU training

  • support both image- and video-reid

  • end-to-end training and evaluation

  • incredibly easy preparation of reid datasets

  • multi-dataset training

  • cross-dataset evaluation

  • standard protocol used by most research papers

  • highly extensible (easy to add models, datasets, training methods, etc.)

  • implementations of state-of-the-art deep reid models

  • access to pretrained reid models

  • advanced training techniques

  • visualization tools (tensorboard, ranks, etc.)



How-to instructions:

Model zoo:

Tech report:

You can find some research projects that are built on top of Torchreid here.

What’s new

  • [Aug 2021] We have released the ImageNet-pretrained models of osnet_ain_x0_75, osnet_ain_x0_5 and osnet_ain_x0_25. The pretraining setup follows pycls.

  • [Apr 2021] We have updated the appendix in the TPAMI version of OSNet to include results in the multi-source domain generalization setting. The trained models can be found in the Model Zoo.

  • [Apr 2021] We have added a script to automate the process of calculating average results over multiple splits. For more details please see tools/

  • [Apr 2021] v1.4.0: We added the person search dataset, CUHK-SYSU. Please see the documentation regarding how to download the dataset (it contains cropped person images).

  • [Apr 2021] All models in the model zoo have been moved to google drive. Please raise an issue if any model’s performance is inconsistent with the numbers shown in the model zoo page (could be caused by wrong links).

  • [Mar 2021] OSNet will appear in the TPAMI journal! Compared with the conference version, which focuses on discriminative feature learning using the omni-scale building block, this journal extension further considers generalizable feature learning by integrating instance normalization layers with the OSNet architecture. We hope this journal paper can motivate more future work to taclke the generalization issue in cross-dataset re-ID.

  • [Mar 2021] Generalization across domains (datasets) in person re-ID is crucial in real-world applications, which is closely related to the topic of domain generalization. Interested in learning how the field of domain generalization has developed over the last decade? Check our recent survey in this topic at, with coverage on the history, datasets, related problems, methodologies, potential directions, and so on (methods designed for generalizable re-ID are also covered!).

  • [Feb 2021] v1.3.6 Added University-1652, a new dataset for multi-view multi-source geo-localization (credit to Zhedong Zheng).

  • [Feb 2021] v1.3.5: Now the cython code works on Windows (credit to lablabla).

  • [Jan 2021] Our recent work, MixStyle (mixing instance-level feature statistics of samples of different domains for improving domain generalization), has been accepted to ICLR’21. The code has been released at where the person re-ID part is based on Torchreid.

  • [Jan 2021] A new evaluation metric called mean Inverse Negative Penalty (mINP) for person re-ID has been introduced in Deep Learning for Person Re-identification: A Survey and Outlook (TPAMI 2021). Their code can be accessed at

  • [Aug 2020] v1.3.3: Fixed bug in visrank (caused by not unpacking dsetid).

  • [Aug 2020] v1.3.2: Added _junk_pids to grid and prid. This avoids using mislabeled gallery images for training when setting combineall=True.

  • [Aug 2020] v1.3.0: (1) Added dsetid to the existing 3-tuple data source, resulting in (impath, pid, camid, dsetid). This variable denotes the dataset ID and is useful when combining multiple datasets for training (as a dataset indicator). E.g., when combining market1501 and cuhk03, the former will be assigned dsetid=0 while the latter will be assigned dsetid=1. (2) Added RandomDatasetSampler. Analogous to RandomDomainSampler, RandomDatasetSampler samples a certain number of images (batch_size // num_datasets) from each of specified datasets (the amount is determined by num_datasets).

  • [Aug 2020] v1.2.6: Added RandomDomainSampler (it samples num_cams cameras each with batch_size // num_cams images to form a mini-batch).

  • [Jun 2020] v1.2.5: (1) Dataloader’s output from __getitem__ has been changed from list to dict. Previously, an element, e.g. image tensor, was fetched with imgs=data[0]. Now it should be obtained by imgs=data['img']. See this commit for detailed changes. (2) Added k_tfm as an option to image data loader, which allows data augmentation to be applied k_tfm times independently to an image. If k_tfm > 1, imgs=data['img'] returns a list with k_tfm image tensors.

  • [May 2020] Added the person attribute recognition code used in Omni-Scale Feature Learning for Person Re-Identification (ICCV’19). See projects/attribute_recognition/.

  • [May 2020] v1.2.1: Added a simple API for feature extraction (torchreid/utils/ See the documentation for the instruction.

  • [Apr 2020] Code for reproducing the experiments of deep mutual learning in the OSNet paper (Supp. B) has been released at projects/DML.

  • [Apr 2020] Upgraded to v1.2.0. The engine class has been made more model-agnostic to improve extensibility. See Engine and ImageSoftmaxEngine for more details. Credit to Dassl.pytorch.

  • [Dec 2019] Our OSNet paper has been updated, with additional experiments (in section B of the supplementary) showing some useful techniques for improving OSNet’s performance in practice.

  • [Nov 2019] ImageDataManager can load training data from target datasets by setting load_train_targets=True, and the train-loader can be accessed with train_loader_t = datamanager.train_loader_t. This feature is useful for domain adaptation research.


Make sure conda is installed.

# cd to your preferred directory and clone this repo
git clone

# create environment
cd deep-person-reid/
conda create --name torchreid python=3.7
conda activate torchreid

# install dependencies
# make sure `which python` and `which pip` point to the correct path
pip install -r requirements.txt

# install torch and torchvision (select the proper cuda version to suit your machine)
conda install pytorch torchvision cudatoolkit=9.0 -c pytorch

# install torchreid (don't need to re-build it if you modify the source code)
python develop

Get started: 30 seconds to Torchreid

  1. Import torchreid

import torchreid
  1. Load data manager

datamanager =
    transforms=["random_flip", "random_crop"]

3 Build model, optimizer and lr_scheduler

model = torchreid.models.build_model(

model = model.cuda()

optimizer = torchreid.optim.build_optimizer(

scheduler = torchreid.optim.build_lr_scheduler(
  1. Build engine

engine = torchreid.engine.ImageSoftmaxEngine(
  1. Run training and test

A unified interface

In “deep-person-reid/scripts/”, we provide a unified interface to train and test a model. See “scripts/” and “scripts/” for more details. The folder “configs/” contains some predefined configs which you can use as a starting point.

Below we provide an example to train and test OSNet (Zhou et al. ICCV’19). Assume PATH_TO_DATA is the directory containing reid datasets. The environmental variable CUDA_VISIBLE_DEVICES is omitted, which you need to specify if you have a pool of gpus and want to use a specific set of them.

Conventional setting

To train OSNet on Market1501, do

python scripts/ \
--config-file configs/im_osnet_x1_0_softmax_256x128_amsgrad_cosine.yaml \
--transforms random_flip random_erase \
--root $PATH_TO_DATA

The config file sets Market1501 as the default dataset. If you wanna use DukeMTMC-reID, do

python scripts/ \
--config-file configs/im_osnet_x1_0_softmax_256x128_amsgrad_cosine.yaml \
-s dukemtmcreid \
-t dukemtmcreid \
--transforms random_flip random_erase \
--root $PATH_TO_DATA \
data.save_dir log/osnet_x1_0_dukemtmcreid_softmax_cosinelr

The code will automatically (download and) load the ImageNet pretrained weights. After the training is done, the model will be saved as “log/osnet_x1_0_market1501_softmax_cosinelr/model.pth.tar-250”. Under the same folder, you can find the tensorboard file. To visualize the learning curves using tensorboard, you can run tensorboard --logdir=log/osnet_x1_0_market1501_softmax_cosinelr in the terminal and visit http://localhost:6006/ in your web browser.

Evaluation is automatically performed at the end of training. To run the test again using the trained model, do

python scripts/ \
--config-file configs/im_osnet_x1_0_softmax_256x128_amsgrad_cosine.yaml \
--root $PATH_TO_DATA \
model.load_weights log/osnet_x1_0_market1501_softmax_cosinelr/model.pth.tar-250 \
test.evaluate True

Cross-domain setting

Suppose you wanna train OSNet on DukeMTMC-reID and test its performance on Market1501, you can do

python scripts/ \
--config-file configs/im_osnet_x1_0_softmax_256x128_amsgrad.yaml \
-s dukemtmcreid \
-t market1501 \
--transforms random_flip color_jitter \
--root $PATH_TO_DATA

Here we only test the cross-domain performance. However, if you also want to test the performance on the source dataset, i.e. DukeMTMC-reID, you can set -t dukemtmcreid market1501, which will evaluate the model on the two datasets separately.

Different from the same-domain setting, here we replace random_erase with color_jitter. This can improve the generalization performance on the unseen target dataset.

Pretrained models are available in the Model Zoo.


Geo-localization datasets


If you use this code or the models in your research, please give credit to the following papers:

  title={Torchreid: A Library for Deep Learning Person Re-Identification in Pytorch},
  author={Zhou, Kaiyang and Xiang, Tao},
  journal={arXiv preprint arXiv:1910.10093},

  title={Omni-Scale Feature Learning for Person Re-Identification},
  author={Zhou, Kaiyang and Yang, Yongxin and Cavallaro, Andrea and Xiang, Tao},

  title={Learning Generalisable Omni-Scale Representations for Person Re-Identification},
  author={Zhou, Kaiyang and Yang, Yongxin and Cavallaro, Andrea and Xiang, Tao},

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