1. Basics of Image Processing

Overview

This chapter serves as an introduction to the amazing and colorful world of image processing. We will start by understanding images and their various components – pixels, pixel values, and channels. We will then have a look at the commonly used color spaces – red, green, and blue (RGB) and Hue, Saturation, and Value (HSV). Next, we will look at how images are loaded and represented in OpenCV and how can they be displayed using another library called Matplotlib. Finally, we will have a look at how we can access and manipulate pixels. By the end of this chapter, you will be able to implement the concepts of color space conversion.

Introduction

Welcome to the world of images. It's interesting, it's wide, ...

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