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OpenCV By Example

By : Prateek Joshi, David Millán Escrivá, Vinícius G. Mendonça
Book Image

OpenCV By Example

By: Prateek Joshi, David Millán Escrivá, Vinícius G. Mendonça

Overview of this book

Open CV is a cross-platform, free-for-use library that is primarily used for real-time Computer Vision and image processing. It is considered to be one of the best open source libraries that helps developers focus on constructing complete projects on image processing, motion detection, and image segmentation. Whether you are completely new to the concept of Computer Vision or have a basic understanding of it, this book will be your guide to understanding the basic OpenCV concepts and algorithms through amazing real-world examples and projects. Starting from the installation of OpenCV on your system and understanding the basics of image processing, we swiftly move on to creating optical flow video analysis or text recognition in complex scenes, and will take you through the commonly used Computer Vision techniques to build your own Open CV projects from scratch. By the end of this book, you will be familiar with the basics of Open CV such as matrix operations, filters, and histograms, as well as more advanced concepts such as segmentation, machine learning, complex video analysis, and text recognition.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)
OpenCV By Example
About the Authors
About the Reviewers

Other basic object types

We have learned about the Mat and Vec3b classes, but we need to learn about other classes as well.

In this section, we will learn about the most basic object types required in most of the projects:

  • Vec

  • Scalar

  • Point

  • Size

  • Rect

  • RotatedRect

The vec object type

vec is a template class that is used mainly for numerical vectors. We can define any type of vectors and a number of components:

Vec<double,19> myVector;

Or we can use any of the predefined types:

typedef Vec<uchar, 2> Vec2b;
typedef Vec<uchar, 3> Vec3b;
typedef Vec<uchar, 4> Vec4b;

typedef Vec<short, 2> Vec2s;
typedef Vec<short, 3> Vec3s;
typedef Vec<short, 4> Vec4s;

typedef Vec<int, 2> Vec2i;
typedef Vec<int, 3> Vec3i;
typedef Vec<int, 4> Vec4i;

typedef Vec<float, 2> Vec2f;
typedef Vec<float, 3> Vec3f;
typedef Vec<float, 4> Vec4f;
typedef Vec<float, 6> Vec6f;

typedef Vec<double, 2> Vec2d;
typedef Vec<double, 3&gt...