This README was created using text from the ctypes-opencv homepage on google code.
ctypes-opencv is a Python module which encapsulates the functionality of
Intel's Open Source Computer Vision Library (OpenCV). The Open Computer Vision
Library is a collection of algorithms and sample code for various computer
vision problems. The library is compatible with IPL and utilizes Intel
Integrated Performance Primitives for better performance. The goal of
ctypes-opencv is to give one Python access to all documented functionality of OpenCV.
Nearly complete access to all documented functionality of OpenCV version 1.0 No installation or compiler required, just import a single module named 'opencv' and run Cross platform, running on Windows, Linux, Mac OS X
Related Python wrappers for OpenCV
OpenCV has its own swig-based Python wrapper supporting a limited number of structures and functions. However, it is far from complete.
Another project called CVtypes was pioneered by Michael Otto and is currently maintained by Gary Bishop. The wrapper is based on ctypes and supports a much larger of set of OpenCV's functions and structures.
I used to provide some improvements to
CVtypes here and there. While Prof.
Gary Bishop was a kind man, I felt not so nice to keep asking him to update
his code. Therefore, I decided to branch from his
CVtypes, and the result is
this project. Though
ctypes-opencv contains many more OpenCV's structures
and a few more OpenCV's functions compared to
CVtypes, the main credit
should still go to the first two authors and a number of contributors whose
names can be found in the source code. I intend to eventually merge back to
CVtypes when the project is mature enough.
Bugs and Commentary
Please send information on issues of usage to Minh-Tri Pham firstname.lastname@example.org, or create an issue in the Issues pannel.