In this first section of the book, you will be introduced to the OpenCV library. You will learn how to install everything you need to start programming with Python and OpenCV. Also, you will familiarize yourself with the general terminology and concepts to contextualize what you will learn, establishing the foundations you will need in order to grasp the main concepts of this book. Additionally, you will start writing your first scripts in order to get to grips with the OpenCV library, and you will also learn how to work with files and images, which are necessary for building your computer vision applications. Finally, you will see how to draw basic and advanced shapes using the OpenCV library.
The following chapters will be covered in this section: