is a hands-on project book that shows you how to get the best results
from OpenCV, the open-source computer vision library.

Computer vision is key to technologies like object recognition, shape
detection, and depth ...

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Practical OpenCV

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is a hands-on project book that shows you how to get the best results
from OpenCV, the open-source computer vision library.

Computer vision is key to technologies like object recognition, shape
detection, and depth estimation. OpenCV is an open-source library with over
2500 algorithms that you can use to do all of these, as well as track
moving objects, extract 3D models, and overlay augmented reality. It's
used by major companies like Google (in its autonomous car), Intel, and
Sony; and it is the backbone of the Robot Operating System’s computer vision capability.
In short, if you're working with computer vision at all, you need to know

With Practical OpenCV, you'll be able to:

  • Get OpenCV up and running on Windows
    or Linux.

  • Use OpenCV to control the camera board and
    run vision algorithms on Raspberry Pi.

  • Understand what goes on behind the
    scenes in computer vision applications like object detection, image stitching,
    filtering, stereo vision, and more.

  • Code complex computer vision
    projects for your class/hobby/robot/job, many of which can execute in real time
    on off-the-shelf processors.

  • Combine different modules that you
    develop to create your own interactive computer vision app.

What you’ll learn

  • The ins and outs of OpenCV programming on Windows and Linux

  • Transforming and filtering images

  • Detecting corners, edges, lines, and circles in images and video

  • Detecting pre-trained objects in images and video

  • Making panoramas by stitching images together

  • Getting depth information by using stereo cameras

  • Basic machine learning techniques

  • BONUS: Learn how to run OpenCV on Raspberry Pi

Who this book is for

This book is for programmers and makers with little or no previous exposure to computer vision. Some proficiency with C++ is required.

Table of ContentsPart 1: Getting comfortable

Chapter 1: Introduction to Computer Vision and OpenCV

Chapter 2: Setting up OpenCV on your computer

Chapter 3: CV Bling – OpenCV inbuilt demos

Chapter 4: Basic operations on images and GUI windows

Part 2: Advanced computer vision problems and coding them in OpenCV

Chapter 5: Image filtering

Chapter 6: Shapes in images

Chapter 7: Image segmentation and histograms

Chapter 8: Basic machine learning and keypoint-based object detection

Chapter 9: Affine and Perspective transformations and their applications to image panoramas

Chapter 10: 3D geometry and stereo vision

Chapter 11: Embedded computer vision: Running OpenCV programs on the Raspberry Pi

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781430260806
  • Publisher: Apress
  • Publication date: 11/19/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 244
  • Sales rank: 687,003
  • File size: 8 MB

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