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OpenCV IDE for developemnt

asked 2015-06-09 06:53:14 -0500

inn@nav8 gravatar image

Hi Can anybody let me know which IDE is suitable for the development of Opencv. I am confused which IDE (Visual studio or Eclipse)to be used for starting with Opencv. I am working on Windows Environment.

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i'm voting to close this silly question.

opencv is a library, your ide does not matter at all

berak gravatar imageberak ( 2018-02-14 14:18:21 -0500 )edit

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answered 2015-06-09 09:19:04 -0500

bjorn89 gravatar image

For windows I think visual studio is the best solution. For a full tutorial for installing opecv in windows with visual studio, check this link:

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I second visual studio.

The free ("Express") version is sufficient for running OpenCV. If you are a student, you can get the professional version for free through DreamSpark. In that case, an extremely useful plug-in is Image Watch, which allows visualizing images and probing pixel values during debugging.


Guyygarty gravatar imageGuyygarty ( 2015-06-09 11:08:14 -0500 )edit

Thanks a lot :)

inn@nav8 gravatar imageinn@nav8 ( 2015-06-11 04:49:09 -0500 )edit

Can you send me an link for installing the free version of Visual studio.

inn@nav8 gravatar imageinn@nav8 ( 2016-11-03 10:16:13 -0500 )edit

sorry for the delay: here

Guyygarty gravatar imageGuyygarty ( 2016-11-29 13:42:27 -0500 )edit

answered 2015-06-09 09:38:22 -0500

theodore gravatar image

QtCreator is also a nice solution, especially if you are applying Qt GUI functionality over the OpenCV functions for your application. Moreover, in linux environment with the pkgconfig option you are done including libs and .h paths really easily.

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Thanks for the comment

inn@nav8 gravatar imageinn@nav8 ( 2015-06-11 04:57:27 -0500 )edit

Hi, can you send me an link for configuring the opencv using QTcreator.

inn@nav8 gravatar imageinn@nav8 ( 2016-11-03 10:08:12 -0500 )edit
theodore gravatar imagetheodore ( 2016-11-21 15:01:07 -0500 )edit

answered 2018-02-14 09:56:02 -0500

inn@nav8 gravatar image

After lot of research, I found Eclipse is best IDE to use it for OpenCV C++. The advantages i found was: 1. Adding Plugins. You can add plugins in Visual Studio too but Eclipse seems to do it much better. Updates are much also easier. 2. Keybindings. I find keybindings on Eclipse to be a more intuitive and easier (Ctrl+Click on an identifier to go to its definition makes more sense to me than hovering over the attribute and clicking F12) 3. Eclipse has better refactoring tools out of the box.

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