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Learning OpenCV 3 Computer Vision with Python - Second Edition by Joe Minichino

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Chapter 1. Setting Up OpenCV

You picked up this book so you may already have an idea of what OpenCV is. Maybe, you heard of Sci-Fi-sounding features, such as face detection, and got intrigued. If this is the case, you've made the perfect choice. OpenCV stands for Open Source Computer Vision. It is a free computer vision library that allows you to manipulate images and videos to accomplish a variety of tasks from displaying the feed of a webcam to potentially teaching a robot to recognize real-life objects.

In this book, you will learn to leverage the immense potential of OpenCV with the Python programming language. Python is an elegant language with a relatively shallow learning curve and very powerful features. This chapter is a quick guide to ...

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