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### cvCvtColor Memory usage

Hello,

I am running a program that requires continuous usage of the cvCvtColor() method, however only once per iteration (approximately 100 hz). The usage is simple, I have two IplImage* variables, imageBGR and imageHSV where the BGR is converted to HSV by;

IplImage* imageBGR,imageHSV;

When I run the program, with nothing else in the background, cvCvtColor() continuously consumes about 10 MB every 5 seconds, accruing memory.