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OpenCV 4 for Secret Agents - Second Edition

By : Joseph Howse
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OpenCV 4 for Secret Agents - Second Edition

By: Joseph Howse

Overview of this book

OpenCV 4 is a collection of image processing functions and computer vision algorithms. It is open source, supports many programming languages and platforms, and is fast enough for many real-time applications. With this handy library, you’ll be able to build a variety of impressive gadgets. OpenCV 4 for Secret Agents features a broad selection of projects based on computer vision, machine learning, and several application frameworks. To enable you to build apps for diverse desktop systems and Raspberry Pi, the book supports multiple Python versions, from 2.7 to 3.7. For Android app development, the book also supports Java in Android Studio, and C# in the Unity game engine. Taking inspiration from the world of James Bond, this book will add a touch of adventure and computer vision to your daily routine. You’ll be able to protect your home and car with intelligent camera systems that analyze obstacles, people, and even cats. In addition to this, you’ll also learn how to train a search engine to praise or criticize the images that it finds, and build a mobile app that speaks to you and responds to your body language. By the end of this book, you will be equipped with the knowledge you need to advance your skills as an app developer and a computer vision specialist.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
Free Chapter
Section 1: The Briefing
Section 2: The Chase
Section 3: The Big Reveal
Making Compatible with Raspberry Pi
Learning More about Feature Detection in OpenCV
Running with Snakes (or, First Steps with Python)

Section 1: The Briefing

Set up a multi-platform development environment. Integrate OpenCV with other libraries to make an application that classifies images from the web.

The following chapters will be covered in this section:

  • Chapter 1, Preparing for the Mission
  • Chapter 2, Searching for Luxury Accommodations Worldwide