Category Archives: Digital Image Processing

Using OpenCV inside a C# WPF application

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In this example I will create a C++ dll that with contain the OpenCV image processing code. I then will create a C# WPF application, within this application i will then include the dll and using the image processing function. Install OpenCV Create a C++ Win32 console Application, in… Read more »

Detecting the Dominant points on an image using OpenCV

To detect the dominant points within an image first we must find the edges. In this example the edges are found using cvFindContours. The resulting contours are then processed to find the dominant points along the contour. This is done using the cvFindDominantPoints function, this function implements the IPAN99 algorithm… Read more »

Image Contour detection and display using OpenCV

In this example we threshold the image based on the position of the track bar. Then find contours on the image an display the contours as white lines. #include “stdafx.h” #include “cv.h” #include “highgui.h” // global variables IplImage* input = NULL; IplImage* gray = NULL; int threshold = 100; CvMemStorage*… Read more »

Drawing simple shapes using OpenCV

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When creating Machine Vision and Image Processing Algorithms it is often useful to draw simple shape on to the image being processed. This simple example shows how to draw some basic shapes using OpenCV. #include “stdafx.h” #include “cv.h” #include “highgui.h” int _tmain(int argc, _TCHAR* argv[]) { // create the output… Read more »

Splitting multichannel images into RGB using OpenCV

To separate a multi channel image into the three component RGB channels, we can use the cvSplit function. The example below opens a RGB image and then using the cvSplit function creates three output images. #include “stdafx.h” #include “cv.h” #include “highgui.h” int _tmain(int argc, _TCHAR* argv[]) { // open and… Read more »

OpenCV Hello World

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Here is the Hello World example code for OpenCV. This simple example creates a image called output, then the text “Hello World” is added to the image. #include “stdafx.h” #include “cv.h” #include “highgui.h” int _tmain(int argc, _TCHAR* argv[]) { // create image IplImage* output = cvCreateImage(cvSize(400, 200), 8, 3); //… Read more »