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Some Good Books Covering Computer Vision
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Eric Gregori
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First I must admit,  I do enjoy reading textbooks.  In-fact, I tend to highlight while reading them.

Over the holidays I read the book: 

 

Feature Extraction & Image Processing for Computer Vision, Third Edition

http://www.amazon.com/Feature-Extraction-Processing-Computer-Edition/dp/0123965497/ref=dp_ob_title_bk

 

This book provides a solid introduction to computer vision(CV) and modern CV algorithms.  All the algorithms are supported with MATLAB examples making it easy to experiment (if you have MATLAB).  

 

The chapters covering high-level feature extraction and object description provide a solid foundation in the meat of computer vision.  I also enjoyed the appendix on Principal Component Analysis.

 

I get asked all the time, "what is the best book to get up to speed on computer vision?".  I highly recommend the above described book.

 

 

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Eric,

For those of us experimenting with OpenCV, does this book map well to the OpenCV API?

Do you know of other books (or online resources) that specifically target OpenCV? The reason I ask is that the OpenCV API documentation seems to describe only what the methods do in abstract terms and say nothing about why I would use a particular method. I'm more interested in looking at it from an application standpoint, then learning what algorithms might apply and what they actually do.

Thanks!

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This link provides a current list of books on OpenCV: http://opencv.org/books.html

I have read these books listed in the above webpage:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1849513244/

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0596516134/

 

I would highly recommend both of them. 

"Learning OpenCV: Computer Vision with the OpenCV Library" 

was written by the creator of OpenCV Gary Bradski. This book covers older versions of OpenCV (a new version of the book is upcoming).

The book "OpenCV 2 Computer Vision Application Programming Cookbook" covers more recent versions of OpenCV with some very interesting examples. This is the book I would recommend if you had to buy a book today.

 

If you can wait, get "Learning OpenCV, 2nd Edition Computer Vision in C++ with the OpenCV Library"

http://shop.oreilly.com/product/0636920022497.do

 

My apologies for the formatting, I created the post using the internal editor.

 

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Thanks a lot for the info. I have that book, but not yet started. I will definitely read.