OpenCV 3.4.3 imread not able to load tiff image

asked 2018-10-16 13:04:55 -0500

Sintun gravatar image

Hey there,

I just compiled OpenCV 3.4.3 on Kubuntu 18.04, which worked like a charm.

Unfortunately I am not able to load a tif file. The minimal example

#include <iostream>
#include <opencv2/imgcodecs.hpp>
#include <opencv2/imgproc.hpp>
using namespace std;
using namespace cv;
int main(int argc, char** argv)
  if(argc < 2)
    cout<<"usage: "<<argv[0]<<" [options] imageFileIn "<<endl;
    return 1;
  const char* input_filepath  = argv[1];
  Mat img = imread(input_filepath);
    cerr << "Could not load image file \""<<input_filepath<<"\"."<<endl;
    return 1;
  return 0;

always returns "Could not load... ", jpeg or png files are not affected.

My question: can anyone replicate this problem -- or is there an obvious mistake ? I also tried to build the unittests in


and started


which resulted into

[----------] 6 tests from Imgcodecs_Tiff
[ RUN      ] Imgcodecs_Tiff.decode_tile16384x16384
[       OK ] Imgcodecs_Tiff.decode_tile16384x16384 (4584 ms)
[ RUN      ] Imgcodecs_Tiff.write_read_16bit_big_little_endian
[       OK ] Imgcodecs_Tiff.write_read_16bit_big_little_endian (0 ms)
[ RUN      ] Imgcodecs_Tiff.decode_tile_remainder
/home/stefan/clibs/src/opencv-3.4.3/modules/imgcodecs/test/test_tiff.cpp:107: Failure
Value of: img.empty()
  Actual: true
Expected: false
[  FAILED  ] Imgcodecs_Tiff.decode_tile_remainder (0 ms)
[ RUN      ] Imgcodecs_Tiff.decode_infinite_rowsperstrip
[       OK ] Imgcodecs_Tiff.decode_infinite_rowsperstrip (1 ms)
[ RUN      ] Imgcodecs_Tiff.readWrite_32FC1
/home/stefan/clibs/src/opencv-3.4.3/modules/imgcodecs/test/test_tiff.cpp:156: Failure
Value of: img.empty()
  Actual: true
Expected: false
[  FAILED  ] Imgcodecs_Tiff.readWrite_32FC1 (0 ms)
[ RUN      ] Imgcodecs_Tiff.imdecode_no_exception_temporary_file_removed
/home/stefan/clibs/src/opencv-3.4.3/modules/imgcodecs/test/test_tiff.cpp:248: Failure
Value of: img.empty()
  Actual: true
Expected: false
[  FAILED  ] Imgcodecs_Tiff.imdecode_no_exception_temporary_file_removed (0 ms)
[----------] 6 tests from Imgcodecs_Tiff (4585 ms total)

[----------] 1 test from Imgcodecs_Tiff_Modes
[ RUN      ] Imgcodecs_Tiff_Modes.write_multipage
Speicherzugriffsfehler (Speicherabzug geschrieben)

An example image is C:\fakepath\loremA.tiff

The output of my cv::getBuildInformation() is

General configuration for OpenCV 3.4.3 =====================================
  Version control:               unknown

  Extra modules:
    Location (extra):            /home/stefan/clibs/src/opencv_contrib-3.4.3/modules
    Version control (extra):     unknown

    Timestamp:                   2018-10-16T16:05:05Z
    Host:                        Linux 4.15.0-36-generic x86_64
    CMake:                       3.10.2
    CMake generator:             Unix Makefiles
    CMake build tool:            /usr/bin/make
    Configuration:               Release

  CPU/HW features:
    Baseline:                    SSE SSE2 SSE3
      requested:                 SSE3
    Dispatched code generation:  SSE4_1 SSE4_2 FP16 AVX AVX2 AVX512_SKX
      requested:                 SSE4_1 SSE4_2 AVX FP16 AVX2 AVX512_SKX
      SSE4_1 (5 files):          + SSSE3 SSE4_1
      SSE4_2 (2 files):          + SSSE3 SSE4_1 POPCNT SSE4_2
      FP16 (2 files):            + SSSE3 SSE4_1 POPCNT SSE4_2 FP16 AVX
      AVX (6 files):             + SSSE3 SSE4_1 POPCNT SSE4_2 AVX
      AVX2 (11 files):           + SSSE3 SSE4_1 POPCNT SSE4_2 FP16 FMA3 AVX AVX2
      AVX512_SKX (1 files):      + SSSE3 SSE4_1 POPCNT SSE4_2 FP16 FMA3 AVX AVX2 AVX_512F AVX512_SKX

    Built as dynamic libs?:      YES
    C++11:                       YES
    C++ Compiler:                /usr/bin/c++  (ver 7.3.0)
    C++ flags (Release):         -fsigned-char -W -Wall -Werror=return-type -Werror=non-virtual-dtor -Werror=address -Werror=sequence-point -Wformat -Werror=format-security -Wmissing-declarations -Wundef -Winit-self -Wpointer-arith -Wshadow -Wsign-promo -Wuninitialized -Winit-self -Wsuggest-override -Wno-narrowing -Wno-delete-non-virtual-dtor -Wno-comment -Wimplicit-fallthrough=3 -fdiagnostics-show-option -Wno-long-long -pthread -fomit-frame-pointer -ffunction-sections -fdata-sections  -msse -msse2 -msse3 -fvisibility=hidden -fvisibility-inlines-hidden -O3 -DNDEBUG  -DNDEBUG
    C++ flags (Debug):           -fsigned-char -W -Wall -Werror=return-type -Werror=non-virtual-dtor -Werror=address -Werror=sequence-point -Wformat -Werror=format-security -Wmissing-declarations -Wundef -Winit-self ...
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Did you try building tiff instead of using your existing tiff lib during building opencv? In CMake there are options 'BUILD_TIFF' and 'WITH_TIFF'.

yancey gravatar imageyancey ( 2018-10-18 11:43:26 -0500 )edit

Thx, i will try that on the weekend.

Sintun gravatar imageSintun ( 2018-11-02 09:37:43 -0500 )edit