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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

How do we actually implement this?

We have now arrived at the core. The previous introduction was necessary because it gives you the background required to build an object detection and recognition system. Now, let's build an object recognizer that can recognize whether the given image contains a dress, a pair of shoes, or a bag. We can easily extend this system to detect any number of items. We are starting with three distinct items so that you can start experimenting with it later.

Before we start, we need to make sure that we have a set of training images. There are many databases available online, where the images are already arranged into groups. Caltech256 is perhaps one of the most popular databases for object recognition. You can download it from Create a folder called images and create three sub folders inside it—that is, dress, footwear, and bag. Inside each of those sub folders, add 20 images corresponding to that item. You...