[Solved]OpenCV error: (-215:Assertion failed), read and display an image [closed]

asked 2020-05-20 10:40:55 -0500

updated 2020-05-20 20:35:37 -0500

supra56 gravatar image

Hey everyone,

previously I was able to use the OpenCV but after I did system restore, I am not able to use it anymore. I have Ubuntu 18.04 installed on WSL and working on ROS. There are two versions of OpenCV installed:

  1. 4.3.0-dev (when I check the version via python: >>>print cv2.__version__)
  2. 3.2.0 (this is when I check with: $ pkg-config --modversion opencv)

when I run this:

$ rosrun read_image show_image.py

I get this error:

read an image from file
create a window holder for the image
display the image
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/home/candas/catkin_ws/src/read_image/src/show_image.py", line 17, in <module>
    cv2.imshow("Image",img) # show the image, name of the display
cv2.error: OpenCV(4.3.0-dev) /home/candas/opencv_build/opencv/modules/highgui/src/window.cpp:376: error: (-215:Assertion failed) size.width>0 && size.height>0 in function 'imshow'

The code I am trying to run is to read and display the image:

#!/usr/bin/env python

#import numpy: the data structure that will handle an image
import numpy as np # stores all the pixels of image

#import openCV
import cv2

print 'read an image from file'
img = cv2.imread("images/apple-touch-icon-144x144-precomposed.png") 

print 'create a window holder for the image'
cv2.namedWindow("Image",cv2.WINDOW_NORMAL) # name of the window, resize

print 'display the image'
cv2.imshow("Image",img) # show the image, name of the display

Is it because, there are different versions installed? Or the way I define the path? Or CMakeLists.txt? I would be glad if you could help. Thanks

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your image was not loaded, try an absolute path, and (ALWAYS !!) check imread() output for None

berak gravatar imageberak ( 2020-05-20 11:03:48 -0500 )edit

$ rosrun read_image show_image.py

how on earth would we know, what this does ?

berak gravatar imageberak ( 2020-05-20 11:04:56 -0500 )edit
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sorry for not being clear. It runs the python code given below.

cgenctor gravatar imagecgenctor ( 2020-05-20 11:11:45 -0500 )edit

^^ sure, but how would we know how it starts python, from where, or what read_image does.

for a change, just cd to the folder that has the "images/apple-touch-icon-144x144-precomposed.png" in it, and run python myscript.py (that is -- shortcut ROS !)

berak gravatar imageberak ( 2020-05-20 11:15:43 -0500 )edit

It is raspberry pi or pc?

supra56 gravatar imagesupra56 ( 2020-05-20 11:47:55 -0500 )edit

Didn't you added cv2. waitKey()?

supra56 gravatar imagesupra56 ( 2020-05-20 11:58:28 -0500 )edit
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@berak There are packages in ROS and read_image is the package I created which includes the file show_image.py. So, the codes are written in this show_image.py file and when I call rosrun as above, it runs this python file. I did change the file path as you said and added cv2.waitKey() as @supra56 said. Now it works, thanks a lot.

cgenctor gravatar imagecgenctor ( 2020-05-20 15:15:40 -0500 )edit
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The code:

#!/usr/bin/env python
#import numpy: the data structure that will handle an image
import numpy as np # stores all the pixels of image
#import openCV
import cv2
print 'read an image from file'
path = '/home/candas/catkin_ws/src/read_image/images/apple-touch-icon-144x144-precomposed.png'
img = cv2.imread(path) # call method cv2 image read and path
print 'create a window holder for the image'
cv2.namedWindow("Image",cv2.WINDOW_NORMAL) # name of the window, resize
print 'display the image'
cv2.imshow("Image",img) # show the image, name of the display
print 'press a key inside the image to exit'
cv2.waitKey()
cgenctor gravatar imagecgenctor ( 2020-05-20 15:23:18 -0500 )edit