Start Developing OpenCV Applications Immediately Using the BDTI Quick-Start OpenCV Kit (Article)
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OpenCV is an open-source software component library for computer vision application development. OpenCV is a powerful tool for prototyping embedded vision algorithms. Originally released in 2000, it has been downloaded over 3.5 million times. The OpenCV library supports over 2,500 functions and contains dozens of valuable vision application examples. The library supports C, C++, and Python and has been ported to Windows, Linux, Android, MAC OS X and iOS.
The most difficult part of using OpenCV is building the library and configuring the tools. The OpenCV development team has made great strides in simplifying the OpenCV build process, but it can still be time consuming. To make it as easy as possible to start using OpenCV, BDTI has created the Quick-Start OpenCV Kit, a VMware image that includes OpenCV and all required tools preinstalled, configured, and built. This makes it easy to quickly get OpenCV running and to start developing vision algorithms using OpenCV. The BDTI Quick-Start OpenCV Kit can be run on any Windows computer by using the free VMware player, or on Mac OS X using VMware Fusion. This article describes the process of installing and using the BDTI Quick-Start OpenCV Kit. For more information about OpenCV and other OpenCV tools from BDTI, go here.
Please note that the BDTI Quick-Start OpenCV Kit contains numerous open source software packages, each with its own license terms. Please refer to the licenses associated with each package to understand what uses are permitted. If you have questions about any of these licenses, please contact the authors of the package in question. If you believe that the BDTI OpenCV VMware image contains elements that should not be distributed in this way, please contact us.
Figure 1. Ubuntu desktop installed in the BDTI VMware image