How to Detect Explicit Content (NSFW) in an Image with JavaScript?

How to Detect Explicit Content (NSFW) in an Image with JavaScript?

In this tutorial, you will learn how to use Explicit Content Detection API in 5 minutes using JavaScript. Eden AI provides an easy and developer-friendly API that allows you to detect explicit contents in images.

What is an Explicit Content Detection API? 

Explicit Content Detection is the process of identifying and tagging images that contain explicit or offensive content, such as nudity, sexually suggestive or explicit images, hate symbols, and other forms of offensive content. The method involves the use of Computer Vision and Machine Learning techniques, including image recognition algorithms, object detection, and other computer vision methods, to analyze and classify explicit content in images.

Explicit Content Detection API result on Eden AI

The goal of Explicit Content Detection is to help organizations, such as social media platforms, protect their users from potentially harmful or offensive content and ensure compliance with legal and industry regulations.‍

Get Started with Explicit Content Detection API using JavaScript

The first step is to set Axios, a promise-based HTTP client for the browser and Node.js, that will allow you to call Eden AI API.

Next, you'll need to initialize the File System module in order to access local files on your computer.

Finally, you'll need to create your multipart/formdata parameters form:

How to use Explicit Content Detection API with JavaScript

1. Get an Explicit Content Detection API Key on Eden AI

To perform Explicit Content Detection, you'll need to create an account on Eden AI for free. Then, you will be able to get your API key directly from the homepage with free credits offered by Eden AI.

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2. Let’s Detect Explicit Content in your images

Now that you have initialized the required JavaScript modules and got your API key, you will be able to detect explicit content in images. With Eden AI, you can choose from a wide range of engines you want for Explicit Content Detection. You can access the list of Explicit Content Detection providers available on Eden AI directly on our documentation.

Here is the JavaScript code to add the formdata parameters values for your request:

As shown in the script, we called one Explicit Content Detection engine. Once the parameters values are passed, you can configure your request:

Then, you'll need to launch the request and print the result:

Here is an example of an Explicit Content Detection API response:

Benefits of using Explicit Content Detection API with Eden AI

As you can see, using Explicit Content Detection with Eden AI API is quick and easy.

Multiple AI engines in one API

Save time and cost

We offer a unified API for all providers: simple and standard to use, with a quick switch between providers and an access to the specific features of each provider.

Easy to integrate

The JSON output format is the same for all suppliers thanks to Eden AI's standardisation work. The response elements are also standardised thanks to Eden AI's powerful matching algorithms.


With Eden AI you have the possibility to integrate a third party platform: we can quickly develop connectors. To go further and customize your Explicit Content Detection request with specific parameters, check out our documentation.

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