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OpenCV Essentials by Jesus Salido Tercero, Julio Alberto Patón Incertis, Ismael Serrano Gracia, Gloria Bueno García, Noelia Vállez Enano, Mª del Milagro Fernández Carrobles, Oscar Deniz Suarez

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Chapter 1. Getting Started

This chapter deals with the basic installation steps and settings required to develop applications with the OpenCV library. Also, it introduces the essential concepts in order to use the Application Programming Interface (API) provided by the library and the basic datatypes supplied. This chapter includes a section with full examples of code that illustrate how to read/write images and video files, and access images from live cameras. These examples also show how to get access to live input from cameras connected to a computer.

Setting up OpenCV

OpenCV can be downloaded from http://opencv.org/, and is available for the most popular operating systems, such as Unix (Linux/Mac), Microsoft Windows (Windows), Android, and iOS. ...

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