Urgent update needed: image_dataset_from_directory and preprocessing layers

Just been looking at the tensorflow documentation (below). The ImageDataGenerator is now deprecated for new code.

The use of image_dataset_from_directory and preprocessing layers is advised, and I assume required for the Tensorflow Professional Certificate exam.

Please urgently provide a summary of the changes needed to notebook workflows when using the recommended methods, and simple examples.

Many thanks!



Deprecated: tf.keras.preprocessing.image.ImageDataGenerator is not recommended for new code. Prefer loading images with tf.keras.utils.image_dataset_from_directory and transforming the output tf.data.Dataset with preprocessing layers. For more information, see the tutorials for loading images and augmenting images, as well as the preprocessing layer guide.

Please see this line in section 3, 6th point of the exam handbook
Use ImageDataGenerator.

This course uses version 2.7 which doesn’t deprecate this API.