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asked 2013-09-08 21:51:02 -0500

solarblast gravatar image

I extracted files from OpenCV. What next?

Perhaps I was supposed to start by reading Open Tutorial CV++, and download/install Visual Studio Express 2012 too? Apparently I will need to register by giving your email address to obtain the free product key. That plus setting up an environmental variable, plus do other things. Apparently, Studio Express is an IDE. That appears to complete the build. Following sections (Basics of Open OpenCV API, ...), are examples on how to write code.

Generally, I plan to use OpenCV for image processing. I plan to use C++. I think I saw tutorials on various languages.


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you should be more specific, What you would like to know?

itay gravatar imageitay ( 2013-09-09 02:42:04 -0500 )edit

Let's try this. Basically, I want to know if 1. installing OpenCV 2.4.5 and 2. Visual Studio Express 2012 (I installed Visual Studio Express 2012 Desktop for my Win 7 PC) completes a build for a 'basic' executable user interface, or is there more? Apparently, Express provides an IDE to build a project, and OpenCV makes it possible to execute the project, which may be written in C++ (my choice) or some other language. Comments?

If that's not understandable, then do I get started by using the tutorial at <>, or some other place?

solarblast gravatar imagesolarblast ( 2013-09-10 13:08:09 -0500 )edit

The best place to start would be the opencv tutorials which can be found here (also include visual studio):

Moster gravatar imageMoster ( 2013-09-10 14:26:02 -0500 )edit

Thanks for the link, but it (Installation for Windows) looks much more daunting than tutorial link I gave. blogspot not only shows the installation, but follows it with several steps on how to write code to manipulate images in C++.

There sure is a lot of manual work to set up OpenCV.

solarblast gravatar imagesolarblast ( 2013-09-10 18:00:06 -0500 )edit

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answered 2013-09-11 01:02:47 -0500

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Use the tutorial that works best for you :)

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