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What data type OpenCV supports to display a picture ?

asked 2015-03-11 09:25:13 -0500

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updated 2015-03-11 09:32:16 -0500

Let's read an RGB image using OpenCV (Python): img=cv2.imread('image.jpg')

When I run: print img.dtype I get uint8.

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Does this mean that uint8 is the only data type supported by OpenCV to process images ? If no, what other types do exist and how can I move to them ?

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