OpenCV Computer Vision with Python

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  • Install OpenCV and related software, such as Python, NumPy, SciPy, OpenNI, and SensorKinect—on Windows, Mac, or Ubuntu
  • Capture, display, and save photos, as well as real-time videos
  • Handle window events and input events using OpenCV's HighGUI module or Pygame
  • Understand OpenCV's image format and how to perform efficient operations on OpenCV images with NumPy and SciPy
  • Apply an effect only to certain depths of an image by using data from a depth sensor, such as Kinect
  • Track faces, eyes, noses, and mouths by using prebuilt datasets
  • Apply "curves" and other color transformations to simulate the look of old photos, movies, or video games

OpenCV Computer Vision with Python shows you how to use the Python bindings for OpenCV. By following clear and concise examples, you will develop a computer vision application that tracks faces in live video and applies special effects to them. If you have always wanted to learn which version of these bindings to use, how to integrate with cross-platform Kinect drivers, and how to efficiently process image data with NumPy and SciPy, then this book is for you.

This book has practical, project-based tutorials for Python developers and hobbyists who want to get started with computer vision with OpenCV and Python. It is a hands-on guide that covers the fundamental tasks of computer vision, capturing, filtering, and analyzing images, with step-by-step instructions for writing both an application and reusable library classes.

  • Set up OpenCV, its Python bindings, and optional Kinect drivers on Windows, Mac or Ubuntu
  • Create an application that tracks and manipulates faces
  • Identify face regions using normal color images and depth images
Page Count 122
Course Length 3 hours 39 minutes
ISBN 9781782163923
Date Of Publication 22 Apr 2013


Joseph Howse

Joseph Howse lives in a Canadian fishing village with four cats; the cats like fish, but they prefer chicken.

Joseph provides computer vision expertise through his company, Nummist Media. His books include OpenCV 4 for Secret Agents, OpenCV 3 Blueprints, Android Application Programming with OpenCV 3, iOS Application Development with OpenCV 3, Learning OpenCV 3 Computer Vision with Python, and Python Game Programming by Example, published by Packt.