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OpenCV 3.x with Python By Example - Second Edition

By : Gabriel Garrido Calvo, Prateek Joshi
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OpenCV 3.x with Python By Example - Second Edition

By: Gabriel Garrido Calvo, Prateek Joshi

Overview of this book

Computer vision is found everywhere in modern technology. OpenCV for Python enables us to run computer vision algorithms in real time. With the advent of powerful machines, we have more processing power to work with. Using this technology, we can seamlessly integrate our computer vision applications into the cloud. Focusing on OpenCV 3.x and Python 3.6, this book will walk you through all the building blocks needed to build amazing computer vision applications with ease. We start off by manipulating images using simple filtering and geometric transformations. We then discuss affine and projective transformations and see how we can use them to apply cool advanced manipulations to your photos like resizing them while keeping the content intact or smoothly removing undesired elements. We will then cover techniques of object tracking, body part recognition, and object recognition using advanced techniques of machine learning such as artificial neural network. 3D reconstruction and augmented reality techniques are also included. The book covers popular OpenCV libraries with the help of examples. This book is a practical tutorial that covers various examples at different levels, teaching you about the different functions of OpenCV and their actual implementation. By the end of this book, you will have acquired the skills to use OpenCV and Python to develop real-world computer vision applications.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Title Page
Copyright and Credits
Packt Upsell


In this chapter, we learned how to install OpenCV-Python on various platforms. We discussed how to read, display, and save images. We talked about the importance of various color spaces, and how we can convert to multiple color spaces, splitting and merging them. We learned how to apply geometric transformations to images, and understood how to use those transformations to achieve cool geometric effects. We discussed the underlying formulation of transformation matrices, and how we can formulate different kinds of transformations based on our needs. We learned how to select control points based on the required geometric transformation. We discussed projective transformations and learned how to use image warping to achieve any given geometric effect.

In the next chapter, we are going to discuss edge detection and image filtering. We can apply a lot of visual effects using image filters, and the underlying formation gives us a lot of freedom to manipulate images in creative ways.