Get started in the rapidly expanding field of computer vision with this practical guide. Written by Adrian Kaehler and Gary Bradski, creator of the open source OpenCV library, this book provides a thorough introduction for developers, academics, roboticists, and hobbyists. You’ll learn what it takes to build applications that enable computers to "see" and make decisions based on that data. With over 500 functions that span many areas in vision, OpenCV is used for commercial applications such as security, medical imaging, pattern and face recognition, robotics, and factory product inspection. This book gives you a firm grounding in computer vision and OpenCV for building simple or sophisticated vision applications. Hands-on exercises in each chapter help you apply what you’ve learned. This volume covers the entire library, in its modern C++ implementation, including machine learning tools for computer vision. Learn OpenCV data types, array types, and array operations Capture and store still and video images with HighGUI Transform images to stretch, shrink, warp, remap, and repair Explore pattern recognition, including face detection Track objects and motion through the visual field Reconstruct 3D images from stereo vision Discover basic and advanced machine learning techniques in OpenCV
Computer Vision in C++ with the OpenCV Library
Author: Adrian Kaehler,Gary Bradski
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
"This library is useful for practitioners, and is an excellent tool for those entering the field: it is a set of computer vision algorithms that work as advertised."-William T. Freeman, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Learning OpenCV puts you in the middle of the rapidly expanding field of computer vision. Written by the creators of the free open source OpenCV library, this book introduces you to computer vision and demonstrates how you can quickly build applications that enable computers to "see" and make decisions based on that data. Computer vision is everywhere-in security systems, manufacturing inspection systems, medical image analysis, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, and more. It stitches Google maps and Google Earth together, checks the pixels on LCD screens, and makes sure the stitches in your shirt are sewn properly. OpenCV provides an easy-to-use computer vision framework and a comprehensive library with more than 500 functions that can run vision code in real time. Learning OpenCV will teach any developer or hobbyist to use the framework quickly with the help of hands-on exercises in each chapter. This book includes: A thorough introduction to OpenCV Getting input from cameras Transforming images Segmenting images and shape matching Pattern recognition, including face detection Tracking and motion in 2 and 3 dimensions 3D reconstruction from stereo vision Machine learning algorithms Getting machines to see is a challenging but entertaining goal. Whether you want to build simple or sophisticated vision applications, Learning OpenCV is the book you need to get started.
Computer Vision with the OpenCV Library
Author: Gary Bradski,Adrian Kaehler
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Build, create, and deploy your own computer vision applications with the power of OpenCV About This Book This book provides hands-on examples that cover the major features that are part of any important Computer Vision application It explores important algorithms that allow you to recognize faces, identify objects, extract features from images, help your system make meaningful predictions from visual data, and much more All the code examples in the book are based on OpenCV 3.1 – the latest version Who This Book Is For This is the perfect book for anyone who wants to dive into the exciting world of image processing and computer vision. This book is aimed at programmers with a working knowledge of C++. Prior knowledge of OpenCV or Computer Vision/Machine Learning is not required. What You Will Learn Explore the steps involved in building a typical computer vision/machine learning application Understand the relevance of OpenCV at every stage of building an application Harness the vast amount of information that lies hidden in images into the apps you build Incorporate visual information in your apps to create more appealing software Get acquainted with how large-scale and popular image editing apps such as Instagram work behind the scenes by getting a glimpse of how the image filters in apps can be recreated using simple operations in OpenCV Appreciate how difficult it is for a computer program to perform tasks that are trivial for human beings Get to know how to develop applications that perform face detection, gender detection from facial images, and handwritten character (digit) recognition In Detail Computer vision and machine learning concepts are frequently used in practical computer vision based projects. If you're a novice, this book provides the steps to build and deploy an end-to-end application in the domain of computer vision using OpenCV/C++. At the outset, we explain how to install OpenCV and demonstrate how to run some simple programs. You will start with images (the building blocks of image processing applications), and see how they are stored and processed by OpenCV. You'll get comfortable with OpenCV-specific jargon (Mat Point, Scalar, and more), and get to know how to traverse images and perform basic pixel-wise operations. Building upon this, we introduce slightly more advanced image processing concepts such as filtering, thresholding, and edge detection. In the latter parts, the book touches upon more complex and ubiquitous concepts such as face detection (using Haar cascade classifiers), interest point detection algorithms, and feature descriptors. You will now begin to appreciate the true power of the library in how it reduces mathematically non-trivial algorithms to a single line of code! The concluding sections touch upon OpenCV's Machine Learning module. You will witness not only how OpenCV helps you pre-process and extract features from images that are relevant to the problems you are trying to solve, but also how to use Machine Learning algorithms that work on these features to make intelligent predictions from visual data! Style and approach This book takes a very hands-on approach to developing an end-to-end application with OpenCV. To avoid being too theoretical, the description of concepts are accompanied simultaneously by the development of applications. Throughout the course of the book, the projects and practical, real-life examples are explained and developed step by step in sync with the theory.
Author: Samyak Datta
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
Unleash the power of computer vision with Python using OpenCV About This Book Create impressive applications with OpenCV and Python Familiarize yourself with advanced machine learning concepts Harness the power of computer vision with this easy-to-follow guide Who This Book Is For Intended for novices to the world of OpenCV and computer vision, as well as OpenCV veterans that want to learn about what's new in OpenCV 3, this book is useful as a reference for experts and a training manual for beginners, or for anybody who wants to familiarize themselves with the concepts of object classification and detection in simple and understandable terms. Basic knowledge about Python and programming concepts is required, although the book has an easy learning curve both from a theoretical and coding point of view. What You Will Learn Install and familiarize yourself with OpenCV 3's Python API Grasp the basics of image processing and video analysis Identify and recognize objects in images and videos Detect and recognize faces using OpenCV Train and use your own object classifiers Learn about machine learning concepts in a computer vision context Work with artificial neural networks using OpenCV Develop your own computer vision real-life application In Detail OpenCV 3 is a state-of-the-art computer vision library that allows a great variety of image and video processing operations. Some of the more spectacular and futuristic features such as face recognition or object tracking are easily achievable with OpenCV 3. Learning the basic concepts behind computer vision algorithms, models, and OpenCV's API will enable the development of all sorts of real-world applications, including security and surveillance. Starting with basic image processing operations, the book will take you through to advanced computer vision concepts. Computer vision is a rapidly evolving science whose applications in the real world are exploding, so this book will appeal to computer vision novices as well as experts of the subject wanting to learn the brand new OpenCV 3.0.0. You will build a theoretical foundation of image processing and video analysis, and progress to the concepts of classification through machine learning, acquiring the technical know-how that will allow you to create and use object detectors and classifiers, and even track objects in movies or video camera feeds. Finally, the journey will end in the world of artificial neural networks, along with the development of a hand-written digits recognition application. Style and approach This book is a comprehensive guide to the brand new OpenCV 3 with Python to develop real-life computer vision applications.
Author: Joe Minichino,Joseph Howse
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
Expand your OpenCV knowledge and master key concepts of machine learning using this practical, hands-on guide. About This Book Load, store, edit, and visualize data using OpenCV and Python Grasp the fundamental concepts of classification, regression, and clustering Understand, perform, and experiment with machine learning techniques using this easy-to-follow guide Evaluate, compare, and choose the right algorithm for any task Who This Book Is For This book targets Python programmers who are already familiar with OpenCV; this book will give you the tools and understanding required to build your own machine learning systems, tailored to practical real-world tasks. What You Will Learn Explore and make effective use of OpenCV's machine learning module Learn deep learning for computer vision with Python Master linear regression and regularization techniques Classify objects such as flower species, handwritten digits, and pedestrians Explore the effective use of support vector machines, boosted decision trees, and random forests Get acquainted with neural networks and Deep Learning to address real-world problems Discover hidden structures in your data using k-means clustering Get to grips with data pre-processing and feature engineering In Detail Machine learning is no longer just a buzzword, it is all around us: from protecting your email, to automatically tagging friends in pictures, to predicting what movies you like. Computer vision is one of today's most exciting application fields of machine learning, with Deep Learning driving innovative systems such as self-driving cars and Google's DeepMind. OpenCV lies at the intersection of these topics, providing a comprehensive open-source library for classic as well as state-of-the-art computer vision and machine learning algorithms. In combination with Python Anaconda, you will have access to all the open-source computing libraries you could possibly ask for. Machine learning for OpenCV begins by introducing you to the essential concepts of statistical learning, such as classification and regression. Once all the basics are covered, you will start exploring various algorithms such as decision trees, support vector machines, and Bayesian networks, and learn how to combine them with other OpenCV functionality. As the book progresses, so will your machine learning skills, until you are ready to take on today's hottest topic in the field: Deep Learning. By the end of this book, you will be ready to take on your own machine learning problems, either by building on the existing source code or developing your own algorithm from scratch! Style and approach OpenCV machine learning connects the fundamental theoretical principles behind machine learning to their practical applications in a way that focuses on asking and answering the right questions. This book walks you through the key elements of OpenCV and its powerful machine learning classes, while demonstrating how to get to grips with a range of models.
Author: Michael Beyeler
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
If you are a competent C++ programmer and want to learn the tricks of image processing with OpenCV, then this book is for you. A basic understanding of image processing is required.
Author: Gloria Bueno García,Oscar Deniz Suarez,José Luis Espinosa Aranda,Jesus Salido Tercero,Ismael Serrano Gracia,Noelia Vállez Enano
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
This book is for programmers who want to expand their skills by building fun, smart, and useful systems with OpenCV. The projects are ideal in helping you to think creatively about the uses of computer vision, natural user interfaces, and ubiquitous computers (in your home, car, and hand).
Author: Joseph Howse
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
Fachbuch aus dem Jahr 2011 im Fachbereich Informatik - Angewandte Informatik, Note: 1,0, Fachhochschule Südwestfalen; Abteilung Iserlohn, Veranstaltung: Einführung in die Bildverarbeitung, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Die Ausarbeitung behandelt die Verarbeitung und Auswertung von Datamatrix Codes. Dafür wird unter anderem OpenCV benutzt, dass als mächtiges "machine vision" Framework bekannt ist. Um die mit Perspektive und Rotation versehenden Datamatrix Codes erkennen zu können, wurde ein Prototyp mit C++ und Qt geschrieben. Die Arbeit zeigt Probleme und Möglichkeiten der automatischen Bildverarbeitung auf.
Automatische Bildverarbeitung mit OpenCV, Qt und C++
Author: Fabian Deitelhoff,Christof Geisler
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
Design and develop advanced computer vision projects using OpenCV with Python About This Book Program advanced computer vision applications in Python using different features of the OpenCV library Practical end-to-end project covering an important computer vision problem All projects in the book include a step-by-step guide to create computer vision applications Who This Book Is For This book is for intermediate users of OpenCV who aim to master their skills by developing advanced practical applications. Readers are expected to be familiar with OpenCV's concepts and Python libraries. Basic knowledge of Python programming is expected and assumed. What You Will Learn Generate real-time visual effects using different filters and image manipulation techniques such as dodging and burning Recognize hand gestures in real time and perform hand-shape analysis based on the output of a Microsoft Kinect sensor Learn feature extraction and feature matching for tracking arbitrary objects of interest Reconstruct a 3D real-world scene from 2D camera motion and common camera reprojection techniques Track visually salient objects by searching for and focusing on important regions of an image Detect faces using a cascade classifier and recognize emotional expressions in human faces using multi-layer peceptrons (MLPs) Recognize street signs using a multi-class adaptation of support vector machines (SVMs) Strengthen your OpenCV2 skills and learn how to use new OpenCV3 features In Detail OpenCV is a native cross platform C++ Library for computer vision, machine learning, and image processing. It is increasingly being adopted in Python for development. OpenCV has C++/C, Python, and Java interfaces with support for Windows, Linux, Mac, iOS, and Android. Developers using OpenCV build applications to process visual data; this can include live streaming data from a device like a camera, such as photographs or videos. OpenCV offers extensive libraries with over 500 functions This book demonstrates how to develop a series of intermediate to advanced projects using OpenCV and Python, rather than teaching the core concepts of OpenCV in theoretical lessons. Instead, the working projects developed in this book teach the reader how to apply their theoretical knowledge to topics such as image manipulation, augmented reality, object tracking, 3D scene reconstruction, statistical learning, and object categorization. By the end of this book, readers will be OpenCV experts whose newly gained experience allows them to develop their own advanced computer vision applications. Style and approach This book covers independent hands-on projects that teach important computer vision concepts like image processing and machine learning for OpenCV with multiple examples.
Author: Michael Beyeler
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
Gain a working knowledge of advanced machine learning and explore Python’s powerful tools for extracting data from images and videos Key Features Implement image classification and object detection using machine learning and deep learning Perform image classification, object detection, image segmentation, and other Computer Vision tasks Crisp content with a practical approach to solving real-world problems in Computer Vision Book Description Python is the ideal programming language for rapidly prototyping and developing production-grade codes for image processing and Computer Vision with its robust syntax and wealth of powerful libraries. This book will help you design and develop production-grade Computer Vision projects tackling real-world problems. With the help of this book, you will learn how to set up Anaconda and Python for the major OSes with cutting-edge third-party libraries for Computer Vision. You'll learn state-of-the-art techniques for classifying images, finding and identifying human postures, and detecting faces within videos. You will use powerful machine learning tools such as OpenCV, Dlib, and TensorFlow to build exciting projects such as classifying handwritten digits, detecting facial features,and much more. The book also covers some advanced projects, such as reading text from license plates from real-world images using Google’s Tesseract software, and tracking human body poses using DeeperCut within TensorFlow. By the end of this book, you will have the expertise required to build your own Computer Vision projects using Python and its associated libraries. What you will learn Install and run major Computer Vision packages within Python Apply powerful support vector machines for simple digit classification Understand deep learning with TensorFlow Build a deep learning classifier for general images Use LSTMs for automated image captioning Read text from real-world images Extract human pose data from images Who this book is for Python programmers and machine learning developers who wish to build exciting Computer Vision projects using the power of machine learning and OpenCV will find this book useful. The only prerequisite for this book is that you should have a sound knowledge of Python programming.
Six end-to-end projects built using machine learning with OpenCV, Python, and TensorFlow
Author: Matthew Rever
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
Author: Pedram Azad,Tilo Gockel,Rüdiger Dillmann
Category: Maschinelles Sehen
Bildverstehen, Bilder und die ihnen zugrundeliegenden Szenen mit den darin vorkommenden Objekten verstehen und beschreiben, das bedeutet aus der Sicht der Informatik: Sehen mit dem Computer - ‘Computer Vision’. Das Buch behandelt neben wichtigen Merkmalen des menschlichen visuellen Systems auch die nötigen Grundlagen aus digitaler Bildverarbeitung und aus künstlicher Intelligenz. Im Zentrum steht die schrittweise Entwicklung eines neuen Systemmodells für Bildverstehen, anhand dessen verschiedene "Abstraktionsebenen" des maschinellen Sehens, wie Segmentation, Gruppierung auf Aufbau einer Szenenbeschreibung besprochen werden. Das Buch bietet außerdem einen Überblick über gegenwärtige Trends in der Forschung sowie eine sehr aktuelle und ausführliche Bibliographie dieses Fachgebietes. Es liegt hiermit erstmalig eine abgeschlossene, systematische Darstellung dieses noch jungen und in dynamischer Entwicklung begriffenen Fachgebietes vor.
Author: Axel Pinz
Practical OpenCV 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 OpenCV. 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
Author: Samarth Brahmbhatt
Expand your knowledge of computer vision by building amazing projects with OpenCV 3 About This Book Build computer vision projects to capture high-quality image data, detect and track objects, process the actions of humans or animals, and much more Discover practical and interesting innovations in computer vision while building atop a mature open-source library, OpenCV 3 Familiarize yourself with multiple approaches and theories wherever critical decisions need to be made Who This Book Is For This book is ideal for you if you aspire to build computer vision systems that are smarter, faster, more complex, and more practical than the competition. This is an advanced book intended for those who already have some experience in setting up an OpenCV development environment and building applications with OpenCV. You should be comfortable with computer vision concepts, object-oriented programming, graphics programming, IDEs, and the command line. What You Will Learn Select and configure camera systems to see invisible light, fast motion, and distant objects Build a “camera trap”, as used by nature photographers, and process photos to create beautiful effects Develop a facial expression recognition system with various feature extraction techniques and machine learning methods Build a panorama Android application using the OpenCV stitching module in C++ with NDK support Optimize your object detection model, make it rotation invariant, and apply scene-specific constraints to make it faster and more robust Create a person identification and registration system based on biometric properties of that person, such as their fingerprint, iris, and face Fuse data from videos and gyroscopes to stabilize videos shot from your mobile phone and create hyperlapse style videos In Detail Computer vision is becoming accessible to a large audience of software developers who can leverage mature libraries such as OpenCV. However, as they move beyond their first experiments in computer vision, developers may struggle to ensure that their solutions are sufficiently well optimized, well trained, robust, and adaptive in real-world conditions. With sufficient knowledge of OpenCV, these developers will have enough confidence to go about creating projects in the field of computer vision. This book will help you tackle increasingly challenging computer vision problems that you may face in your careers. It makes use of OpenCV 3 to work around some interesting projects. Inside these pages, you will find practical and innovative approaches that are battle-tested in the authors' industry experience and research. Each chapter covers the theory and practice of multiple complementary approaches so that you will be able to choose wisely in your future projects. You will also gain insights into the architecture and algorithms that underpin OpenCV's functionality. We begin by taking a critical look at inputs in order to decide which kinds of light, cameras, lenses, and image formats are best suited to a given purpose. We proceed to consider the finer aspects of computational photography as we build an automated camera to assist nature photographers. You will gain a deep understanding of some of the most widely applicable and reliable techniques in object detection, feature selection, tracking, and even biometric recognition. We will also build Android projects in which we explore the complexities of camera motion: first in panoramic image stitching and then in video stabilization. By the end of the book, you will have a much richer understanding of imaging, motion, machine learning, and the architecture of computer vision libraries and applications! Style and approach This book covers a combination of theory and practice. We examine blueprints for specific projects and discuss the principles behind these blueprints, in detail.
Author: Joseph Howse,Steven Puttemans,Quan Hua,Utkarsh Sinha
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
Build practical applications of computer vision using the OpenCV library with Python. This book discusses different facets of computer vision such as image and object detection, tracking and motion analysis and their applications with examples. The author starts with an introduction to computer vision followed by setting up OpenCV from scratch using Python. The next section discusses specialized image processing and segmentation and how images are stored and processed by a computer. This involves pattern recognition and image tagging using the OpenCV library. Next, you’ll work with object detection, video storage and interpretation, and human detection using OpenCV. Tracking and motion is also discussed in detail. The book also discusses creating complex deep learning models with CNN and RNN. The author finally concludes with recent applications and trends in computer vision. After reading this book, you will be able to understand and implement computer vision and its applications with OpenCV using Python. You will also be able to create deep learning models with CNN and RNN and understand how these cutting-edge deep learning architectures work. What You Will Learn Understand what computer vision is, and its overall application in intelligent automation systems Discover the deep learning techniques required to build computer vision applications Build complex computer vision applications using the latest techniques in OpenCV, Python, and NumPy Create practical applications and implementations such as face detection and recognition, handwriting recognition, object detection, and tracking and motion analysis Who This Book Is ForThose who have a basic understanding of machine learning and Python and are looking to learn computer vision and its applications.
With Deep Learning CNN and RNN
Author: Sunila Gollapudi
Author: James W. Little,Donald A. Falace
Recipe-based approach to tackle the most common problems in Computer Vision by leveraging the functionality of OpenCV using Python APIs Key Features ●Build computer vision applications with OpenCV functionality via Python API ●Get to grips with image processing, multiple view geometry, and machine learning ●Learn to use deep learning models for image classification, object detection, and face recognition Book Description OpenCV 3 is a native cross-platform library for computer vision, machine learning, and image processing. OpenCV's convenient high-level APIs hide very powerful internals designed for computational efficiency that can take advantage of multicore and GPU processing. This book will help you tackle increasingly challenging computer vision problems by providing a number of recipes that you can use to improve your applications. In this book, you will learn how to process an image by manipulating pixels and analyze an image using histograms. Then, we'll show you how to apply image filters to enhance image content and exploit the image geometry in order to relay different views of a pictured scene. We’ll explore techniques to achieve camera calibration and perform a multiple-view analysis. Later, you’ll work on reconstructing a 3D scene from images, converting low-level pixel information to high-level concepts for applications such as object detection and recognition. You’ll also discover how to process video from files or cameras and how to detect and track moving objects. Finally, you'll get acquainted with recent approaches in deep learning and neural networks. By the end of the book, you’ll be able to apply your skills in OpenCV to create computer vision applications in various domains. What you will learn ●Get familiar with low-level image processing methods ●See the common linear algebra tools needed in computer vision ●Work with different camera models and epipolar geometry ●Find out how to detect interesting points in images and compare them ●Binarize images and mask out regions of interest ●Detect objects and track them in videos Who this book is for This book is for developers who have a basic knowledge of Python. If you are aware of the basics of OpenCV and are ready to build computer vision systems that are smarter, faster, more complex, and more practical than the competition, then this book is for you.
Leverage the power of OpenCV 3 and Python to build computer vision applications
Author: Aleksei Spizhevoi,Aleksandr Rybnikov
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd