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OpenCV 3.0 Computer Vision with Java

By : Daniel Lelis Baggio
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OpenCV 3.0 Computer Vision with Java

By: Daniel Lelis Baggio

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Table of Contents (15 chapters)
OpenCV 3.0 Computer Vision with Java
About the Author
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Loading and displaying images from files

Most computer vision applications need to retrieve images from some where. In case you need to get them from files, OpenCV comes with several image file loaders. Unfortunately, some loaders depend on codecs that sometimes aren't shipped with the operating system, which might cause them not to load. From the documentation, we see that the following files are supported with some caveats:

  • Windows bitmaps: *.bmp, *.dib

  • JPEG files: *.jpeg, *.jpg, *.jpe

  • JPEG 2000 files: *.jp2

  • Portable Network Graphics: *.png

  • Portable image format: *.pbm, *.pgm, *.ppm

  • Sun rasters: *.sr, *.ras

  • TIFF files: *.tiff, *.tif

Note that Windows bitmaps, the portable image format, and sun raster formats are supported by all platforms, but the other formats depend on a few details. In Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X, OpenCV can always read the jpeg, png, and tiff formats. In Linux, OpenCV will look for codecs supplied with the OS, as stated by the documentation, so remember to install the relevant...