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Delve into practical computer vision and image processing projects and get up to speed with advanced object detection techniques and machine learning algorithms Key Features Discover best practices for engineering and maintaining OpenCV projects Explore important deep learning tools for image classification Understand basic image matrix formats and filters Book Description OpenCV is one of the best open source libraries available and can help you focus on constructing complete projects on image processing, motion detection, and image segmentation. This Learning Path is your guide to understanding OpenCV concepts and algorithms through real-world examples and activities. Through various projects, you'll also discover how to use complex computer vision and machine learning algorithms and face detection to extract the maximum amount of information from images and videos. In later chapters, you'll learn to enhance your videos and images with optical flow analysis and background subtraction. Sections in the Learning Path will help you get to grips with text segmentation and recognition, in addition to guiding you through the basics of the new and improved deep learning modules. By the end of this Learning Path, you will have mastered commonly used computer vision techniques to build OpenCV projects from scratch. This Learning Path includes content from the following Packt books: Mastering OpenCV 4 - Third Edition by Roy Shilkrot and David Millan Escriva Learn OpenCV 4 By Building Projects - Second Edition by David Millan Escriva, Vinicius G. Mendonca, and Prateek Joshi What you will learn Stay up-to-date with algorithmic design approaches for complex computer vision tasks Work with OpenCV's most up-to-date API through various projects Understand 3D scene reconstruction and Structure from Motion (SfM) Study camera calibration and overlay augmented reality (AR) using the ArUco module Create CMake scripts to compile your C++ application Explore segmentation and feature extraction techniques Remove backgrounds from static scenes to identify moving objects for surveillance Work with new OpenCV functions to detect and recognize text with Tesseract Who this book is for If you are a software developer with a basic understanding of computer vision and image processing and want to develop interesting computer vision applications with OpenCV, this Learning Path is for you. Prior knowledge of C++ and familiarity with mathematical concepts will help you better understand the concepts in this Learning Path.
Gain a working knowledge of advanced machine learning and explore Python's powerful tools for extracting data from images and videos Key Features Implement image classification and object detection using machine learning and deep learning Perform image classification, object detection, image segmentation, and other Computer Vision tasks Crisp content with a practical approach to solving real-world problems in Computer Vision Book Description Python is the ideal programming language for rapidly prototyping and developing production-grade codes for image processing and Computer Vision with its robust syntax and wealth of powerful libraries. This book will help you design and develop production-grade Computer Vision projects tackling real-world problems. With the help of this book, you will learn how to set up Anaconda and Python for the major OSes with cutting-edge third-party libraries for Computer Vision. You'll learn state-of-the-art techniques for classifying images, finding and identifying human postures, and detecting faces within videos. You will use powerful machine learning tools such as OpenCV, Dlib, and TensorFlow to build exciting projects such as classifying handwritten digits, detecting facial features,and much more. The book also covers some advanced projects, such as reading text from license plates from real-world images using Google's Tesseract software, and tracking human body poses using DeeperCut within TensorFlow. By the end of this book, you will have the expertise required to build your own Computer Vision projects using Python and its associated libraries. What you will learn Install and run major Computer Vision packages within Python Apply powerful support vector machines for simple digit classification Understand deep learning with TensorFlow Build a deep learning classifier for general images Use LSTMs for automated image captioning Read text from real-world images Extract human pose data from images Who this book is for Python programmers and machine learning developers who wish to build exciting Computer Vision projects using the power of machine learning and OpenCV will find this book useful. The only prerequisite for this book is that you should have a sound knowledge of Python programming.
Create powerful, accurate, and real-time Computer Vision applications using a perfect blend of algorithms and filters. Also learn about object tracking and foreground extractions with a variety of new filters and algorithms. Key Features Filter, transform, and manipulate images using MAT class and OpenCV Framework Explore motion detection and object tracking with filters and algorithms Build object detectors using deep learning and machine learning algorithms Book Description An arena that has been positively impacted by the advancements in processing power and performance is the field of computer vision. It's only natural that over time, more and more algorithms are introduced to perform computer vision tasks more efficiently. Hands-On Algorithms for Computer Vision is a starting point for anyone who is interested in the field of computer vision and wants to explore the most practical algorithms used by professional computer vision developers. The book starts with the basics and builds up over the course of the chapters with hands-on examples for each algorithm. Right from the start, you will learn about the required tools for computer vision development, and how to install and configure them. You'll explore the OpenCV framework and its powerful collection of libraries and functions. Starting from the most simple image modifications, filtering, and transformations, you will gradually build up your knowledge of various algorithms until you are able to perform much more sophisticated tasks, such as real-time object detection using deep learning algorithms. What you will learn Get to grips with machine learning and artificial intelligence algorithms Read, write, and process images and videos Perform mathematical, matrix, and other types of image data operations Create and use histograms from back-projection images Detect motion, extract foregrounds, and track objects Extract key points with a collection of feature detector algorithms Develop cascade classifiers and use them, and train and test classifiers Employ TensorFlow object detection to detect multiple objects Who this book is for Hands-On Algorithms for Computer Vision helps those who want to learn algorithms in Computer Vision to create and customize their applications. This book will also help existing Computer Vision developers customize their applications. A basic understanding of computer vision and programming experience is needed.
Discover how CUDA allows OpenCV to handle complex and rapidly growing image data processing in computer and machine vision by accessing the power of GPU Key Features Explore examples to leverage the GPU processing power with OpenCV and CUDA Enhance the performance of algorithms on embedded hardware platforms Discover C++ and Python libraries for GPU acceleration Book Description Computer vision has been revolutionizing a wide range of industries, and OpenCV is the most widely chosen tool for computer vision with its ability to work in multiple programming languages. Nowadays, in computer vision, there is a need to process large images in real time, which is difficult to handle for OpenCV on its own. This is where CUDA comes into the picture, allowing OpenCV to leverage powerful NVDIA GPUs. This book provides a detailed overview of integrating OpenCV with CUDA for practical applications. To start with, you'll understand GPU programming with CUDA, an essential aspect for computer vision developers who have never worked with GPUs. You'll then move on to exploring OpenCV acceleration with GPUs and CUDA by walking through some practical examples. Once you have got to grips with the core concepts, you'll familiarize yourself with deploying OpenCV applications on NVIDIA Jetson TX1, which is popular for computer vision and deep learning applications. The last chapters of the book explain PyCUDA, a Python library that leverages the power of CUDA and GPUs for accelerations and can be used by computer vision developers who use OpenCV with Python. By the end of this book, you'll have enhanced computer vision applications with the help of this book's hands-on approach. What you will learn Understand how to access GPU device properties and capabilities from CUDA programs Learn how to accelerate searching and sorting algorithms Detect shapes such as lines and circles in images Explore object tracking and detection with algorithms Process videos using different video analysis techniques in Jetson TX1 Access GPU device properties from the PyCUDA program Understand how kernel execution works Who this book is for This book is a go-to guide for you if you are a developer working with OpenCV and want to learn how to process more complex image data by exploiting GPU processing. A thorough understanding of computer vision concepts and programming languages such as C++ or Python is expected.
A practical guide to understanding the core machine learning and deep learning algorithms, and implementing them to create intelligent image processing systems using OpenCV 4 Key Features Gain insights into machine learning algorithms, and implement them using OpenCV 4 and scikit-learn Get up to speed with Intel OpenVINO and its integration with OpenCV 4 Implement high-performance machine learning models with helpful tips and best practices Book Description OpenCV is an opensource library for building computer vision apps. The latest release, OpenCV 4, offers a plethora of features and platform improvements that are covered comprehensively in this up-to-date second edition. You'll start by understanding the new features and setting up OpenCV 4 to build your computer vision applications. You will explore the fundamentals of machine learning and even learn to design different algorithms that can be used for image processing. Gradually, the book will take you through supervised and unsupervised machine learning. You will gain hands-on experience using scikit-learn in Python for a variety of machine learning applications. Later chapters will focus on different machine learning algorithms, such as a decision tree, support vector machines (SVM), and Bayesian learning, and how they can be used for object detection computer vision operations. You will then delve into deep learning and ensemble learning, and discover their real-world applications, such as handwritten digit classification and gesture recognition. Finally, you'll get to grips with the latest Intel OpenVINO for building an image processing system. By the end of this book, you will have developed the skills you need to use machine learning for building intelligent computer vision applications with OpenCV 4. What you will learn Understand the core machine learning concepts for image processing Explore the theory behind machine learning and deep learning algorithm design Discover effective techniques to train your deep learning models Evaluate machine learning models to improve the performance of your models Integrate algorithms such as support vector machines and Bayes classifier in your computer vision applications Use OpenVINO with OpenCV 4 to speed up model inference Who this book is for This book is for Computer Vision professionals, machine learning developers, or anyone who wants to learn machine learning algorithms and implement them using OpenCV 4. If you want to build real-world Computer Vision and image processing applications powered by machine learning, then this book is for you. Working knowledge of Python programming is required to get the most out of this book.
Discover interesting recipes to help you understand the concepts of object detection, image processing, and facial detection Key Features Explore the latest features and APIs in OpenCV 4 and build computer vision algorithms Develop effective, robust, and fail-safe vision for your applications Build computer vision algorithms with machine learning capabilities Book Description OpenCV is an image and video processing library used for all types of image and video analysis. Throughout the book, you'll work through recipes that implement a variety of tasks, such as facial recognition and detection. With 70 self-contained tutorials, this book examines common pain points and best practices for computer vision (CV) developers. Each recipe addresses a specific problem and offers a proven, best-practice solution with insights into how it works, so that you can copy the code and configuration files and modify them to suit your needs. This book begins by setting up OpenCV, and explains how to manipulate pixels. You'll understand how you can process images with classes and count pixels with histograms. You'll also learn detecting, describing, and matching interest points. As you advance through the chapters, you'll get to grips with estimating projective relations in images, reconstructing 3D scenes, processing video sequences, and tracking visual motion. In the final chapters, you'll cover deep learning concepts such as face and object detection. By the end of the book, you'll be able to confidently implement a range to computer vision algorithms to meet the technical requirements of your complex CV projects What you will learn Install and create a program using the OpenCV library Segment images into homogenous regions and extract meaningful objects Apply image filters to enhance image content Exploit image geometry to relay different views of a pictured scene Calibrate the camera from different image observations Detect people and objects in images using machine learning techniques Reconstruct a 3D scene from images Explore face detection using deep learning Who this book is for If you're a CV developer or professional who already uses or would like to use OpenCV for building computer vision software, this book is for you. You'll also find this book useful if you're a C++ programmer looking to extend your computer vision skillset by learning OpenCV.
Create image processing, object detection and face recognition apps by leveraging the power of machine learning and deep learning with OpenCV 4 and Qt 5 Key Features Gain practical insights into code for all projects covered in this book Understand modern computer vision concepts such as character recognition, image processing and modification Learn to use a graphics processing unit (GPU) and its parallel processing power for filtering images quickly Book Description OpenCV and Qt have proven to be a winning combination for developing cross-platform computer vision applications. By leveraging their power, you can create robust applications with both an intuitive graphical user interface (GUI) and high-performance capabilities. This book will help you learn through a variety of real-world projects on image processing, face and text recognition, object detection, and high-performance computing. You'll be able to progressively build on your skills by working on projects of increasing complexity. You'll begin by creating an image viewer application, building a user interface from scratch by adding menus, performing actions based on key-presses, and applying other functions. As you progress, the book will guide you through using OpenCV image processing and modification functions to edit an image with filters and transformation features. In addition to this, you'll explore the complex motion analysis and facial landmark detection algorithms, which you can use to build security and face detection applications. Finally, you'll learn to use pretrained deep learning models in OpenCV and GPUs to filter images quickly. By the end of this book, you will have learned how to effectively develop full-fledged computer vision applications with OpenCV and Qt. What you will learn Create an image viewer with all the basic requirements Construct an image editor to filter or transform images Develop a security app to detect movement and secure homes Build an app to detect facial landmarks and apply masks to faces Create an app to extract text from scanned documents and photos Train and use cascade classifiers and DL models for object detection Build an app to measure the distance between detected objects Implement high-speed image filters on GPU with Open Graphics Library (OpenGL) Who this book is for This book is for engineers and developers who are familiar with both Qt and OpenCV frameworks and are capable of creating simple projects using them, but want to build their skills to create professional-level projects using them. Familiarity with the C++ language is a must to follow the example source codes in this book.