# How to read the pixel value of a single channel image in OpenCV using C++?

OpenCVC++Server Side ProgrammingProgramming

Digital images are made of pixels. Using OpenCV, it is easy to read the value of pixels. However, if we want to get the pixel values, we have to handle a single channel separately.

Here we are loading an image in the matrix named 'cimage', and then it converts the image using 'cvtColor(cimage, img, COLOR_BGR2GRAY); ' and store it in the matrix named 'img'.

The following program read the pixel value of an image and shows the values in console window.

## Example

#include<iostream>
#include<opencv2/highgui/highgui.hpp>
#include<opencv2/opencv.hpp>
using namespace std;
using namespace cv;
int main() {
int x;//Declaring an integer variable to hold values of pixels//
Mat img;//Declaring an empty matrix to store converted image//
cvtColor(cimage, img, COLOR_BGR2GRAY);//Converting loaded image to grayscale image//
for (int i = 0; i < img.rows; i++)//loop for rows// {
for (int j = 0; j < img.cols; j++)//loop for columns// {
x = (int)img.at<uchar>(i, j);//storing value of (i,j) pixel in variable//
cout << "Value of pixel" << "(" << i << "," << j << ")" << "=" << x << endl;//showing the values in console window//
}
}
imshow("Show", img);//showing the image//
waitKey();//wait for keystroke from keyboard//
return 0;
}

## Output

Published on 10-Mar-2021 07:56:23