On several occasions, we might be interested in working separately with the red, green, and blue channels. For example, we might want to build a histogram for each channel of an image.
cv2.split() method is used to split an image into three different intensity arrays for each color channel, whereas
cv2.merge() is used to merge different arrays into a single multichannel array, that is, a color image. Let's take a look at an example:
import cv2 img = cv2.imread('4.2.03.tiff',1) b,g,r = cv2.split (img) cv2.imshow('Blue Channel',b) cv2.imshow('Green Channel',g) cv2.imshow('Red Channel',r) img=cv2.merge((b,g,r)) cv2.imshow('Merged Output',img) cv2.waitKey(0) cv2.destroyAllWindows()
The preceding program ...