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Freeing Memory with Python

asked 2016-06-21 15:00:02 -0500

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I'm using OpenCV 3.1, Python 3.5, and Windows 7. When I load large pictures I get an insufficient memory error. I believe I would be able to avoid this if I were able to free the pictures I loaded in OpenCV before I moved onto my next step, but I don't know if there's a way to do this using Python. Is there?

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answered 2016-06-22 16:16:15 -0500

Have you tried dereferencing the images?

image = None

Or use the del keyword

del image

This might not free memory being held by opencv, but it's a good first try.

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