OpenCV Computer Vision with Python

OpenCV Computer Vision with Python

Paperback Language: English / Undetermined

By (author) Joseph Howse


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  • Publisher: Packt Publishing Limited
  • Format: Paperback | 122 pages
  • Language: English / Undetermined
  • Dimensions: 188mm x 234mm x 10mm | 260g
  • Publication date: 30 April 2013
  • Publication City/Country: Birmingham
  • ISBN 10: 1782163921
  • ISBN 13: 9781782163923
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 602,368

Product description

A practical, project-based tutorial for Python developers and hobbyists who want to get started with computer vision with OpenCV and Python. This book is written for Python developers who are new to computer vision and want a practical guide to teach them the essentials. Some knowledge of image data would be beneficial. You will need access to at least one webcam and will require a second one for certain exercises.

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Author information

Joseph Howse might be at home right now, sitting on a sofa and writing a book, or he might have dashed away with a suitcase full of books, cameras, and computers. He is equipped to "see the world" or at least to do his work in computer vision. He is a software developer at Ad-Dispatch (Canada), where he makes augmented reality games for iOS and Android. Thanks to computer vision, the games can make use of real-world props such as a child's drawings, toys, or blanket-forts. He also provides training and consulting services. He is currently consulting at Market Beat (El Salvador) on an embedded systems project that uses OpenCV for face recognition. He holds three masters degrees in Computer Science, International Development Studies, and Business Administration (Dalhousie University, Canada). His research has been published by ISMAR (International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Realities), and he would love to meet you there if you go. Android Application Programming with OpenCV is Joe's second book with Packt. His first book, OpenCV Computer Vision with Python, includes an introduction to face tracking and depth cameras (for example, Kinect) on Windows, Mac, and Linux. Joe likes cats, kittens, oceans, and seas. Felines and saline water sustain him. He lives with his multi-species family in Halifax, on Canada's Atlantic coast.