OpenCV 2 Computer Vision Application Programming Cookbook
By Robert Laganiere
Publisher: Packt Publishing
Final Release Date: May 2011
Pages: 304

In Detail

In today's digital world, images are everywhere, and with the advent of powerful and affordable computing devices, it has become possible to create sophisticated applications manipulating images and videos. Adding special effects, enhancing image features, performing object recognition, and reconstructing 3D information are tasks that can be programmed easily with the OpenCV library, which is a widely used open source library that offers a rich set of advanced computer vision algorithms.

OpenCV 2 Computer Vision Application Programming Cookbook will introduce you to numerous computer vision algorithms included in the OpenCV library. You will learn how to read, write, create and manipulate images. You will explore different techniques commonly used in image analysis and how they can be effectively implemented in C++. The book provides a complete introduction to the OpenCV library and explains how to build your first computer vision program. You will be presented with a variety of computer vision algorithms and be exposed to important concepts in image analysis that will enable you to build your own computer vision applications.

The book helps you to get started with the library, showing you how to install and deploy the OpenCV library to write effective computer vision applications following good programming practices. The techniques to process an image and its pixels using the data structures offered by the library are explained in detail. You will learn how to build and manipulate an image histogram; how to detect lines and contours. You will be introduced to the concept of mathematical morphology and image filtering. The detection and use of interest points in computer vision is presented with applications for image matching and object recognition. Techniques to achieve camera calibration and 3D reconstruction are presented.

OpenCV 2 Computer Vision Application Programming Cookbook is your guide to the development of computer vision applications. It is a comprehensive reference that exposes you to computer vision concepts illustrated with extensive examples.

A step-by-step guide to computer vision programming using the C++ Interface of the OpenCV 2 library including advanced concepts

Approach

This is a cookbook that shows results obtained on real images with detailed explanations and the relevant screenshots. The recipes contain code accompanied with suitable explanations that will facilitate your learning.

Who this book is for

If you are a novice C++ programmer who wants to learn how to use the OpenCV library to build computer vision applications, then this cookbook is appropriate for you. It is also suitable for professional software developers wishing to be introduced to the concepts of computer vision programming. It can be used as a companion book in university-level computer vision courses. It constitutes an excellent reference for graduate students and researchers in image processing and computer vision. The book provides a good combination of basic to advanced recipes. Basic knowledge of C++ is required.

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