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I try to run the very first project. I have Visual Studio 2015, downloaded opencv-2.4.13.2-vc14.exe, and want to use ready libraries which are included. I prepared everything as described in Introduction to OpenCV \How to build applications with OpenCV inside the "Microsoft Visual Studio" Win32 console application (Debug mode) was created successfully. I have placed necessary DLL files in the same directory as EXE and placed BMP file in the same directory and into the project directory too. When I run the program, it fails with the code -1

Mat image;


image = imread("Circle.bmp"); // Read the file