C++ & OpenCV resources

If you are a complete beginner at C++ (AND||OR) OpenCV then you should do this first. 

    • Books:
      • Not a bad book, very short (56 pages), covers installations of OpenCV on various operating systems , integrations with IDE and very basic image and video manipulations.

      • These books take you to the next step of OpenCV.


  • Setup
    • I’m using OpenCV 2.4.8 on MacOSX 10.9.1 with Xcode 5.0.1, the following is my setup:
      •  Installing opencv

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    • Creating an OpenCV project with Xcode

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  • Optimized_compiler_settings
  • These Compiler settings are a MUST! this makes brain pirate almost realtime with no lag.


  • For windows users I embedded this youtube video by Kyle Hounslow that helps you configure it for Visual studio 2010 ( it worked for OpenCV 2.4.8 also)
$ g++ -O3 `pkg-config --cflags --libs opencv` main.cpp -o main

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