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Learning OpenCV 4 Computer Vision with Python 3 - Third Edition

By : Joseph Howse, Joe Minichino
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Learning OpenCV 4 Computer Vision with Python 3 - Third Edition

By: Joseph Howse, Joe Minichino

Overview of this book

Computer vision is a rapidly evolving science, encompassing diverse applications and techniques. This book will not only help those who are getting started with computer vision but also experts in the domain. You’ll be able to put theory into practice by building apps with OpenCV 4 and Python 3. You’ll start by understanding OpenCV 4 and how to set it up with Python 3 on various platforms. Next, you’ll learn how to perform basic operations such as reading, writing, manipulating, and displaying still images, videos, and camera feeds. From taking you through image processing, video analysis, and depth estimation and segmentation, to helping you gain practice by building a GUI app, this book ensures you’ll have opportunities for hands-on activities. Next, you’ll tackle two popular challenges: face detection and face recognition. You’ll also learn about object classification and machine learning concepts, which will enable you to create and use object detectors and classifiers, and even track objects in movies or video camera feed. Later, you’ll develop your skills in 3D tracking and augmented reality. Finally, you’ll cover ANNs and DNNs, learning how to develop apps for recognizing handwritten digits and classifying a person's gender and age. By the end of this book, you’ll have the skills you need to execute real-world computer vision projects.
Table of Contents (13 chapters)

Detecting and classifying faces with third-party DNNs

For this demonstration, we are going to use one DNN to detect faces and two other DNNs to classify the age and gender of each detected face. Specifically, we will use pre-trained Caffe models that are stored in the following files in the chapter10/faces_data folder of this book's GitHub repository.

Here is an inventory of the files in this folder, and of the files' origins:

  • detection/res10_300x300_ssd_iter_140000.caffemodel: This is the DNN for face detection. The OpenCV team has provided this file at https://github.com/opencv/opencv_3rdparty/blob/dnn_samples_face_detector_20170830/res10_300x300_ssd_iter_140000.caffemodel. This Caffe model was trained with the SSD framework (https://github.com/weiliu89/caffe/tree/ssd/). Thus, its topology is similar to the MobileNet-SSD model that we used in the previous section...