Reading an image using Python OpenCv module

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In OpenCv module,we can use the function cv2.imread() to read an image. When inputting the image path, the image should be in the working directory or a full path of image should be given.

cv2.IMREAD_COLOR − This function loads a color image and any transparency of image will be neglected. It is the default flag.

cv2.IMREAD_GRAYSCALE − This function loads image in grayscale mode

cv2.IMREAD_UNCHANGED − This function loads image as such including alpha channel

Source Image

Source Image

Example

import numpy as np
import cv2
my_img = cv2.imread('C:/Users/TP/Desktop/poor/poverty_india.jpg', 0)
cv2.imshow('image', my_img)
k = cv2.waitKey(0) & 0xFF
# wait for ESC key to exit
if k == 27:
   cv2.destroyAllWindows()
elif k == ord('s'):
   cv2.imwrite('C:/Users/TP/Desktop/poor/poverty_india_gray.jpg',my_img)
   cv2.destroyAllWindows()

import cv2
import numpy as np
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
my_img = cv2.imread('C:/Users/TP/Desktop/poor/poverty_india.jpg',cv2.IMREAD_GRAYSCALE)
cv2.imshow('image', my_img)
cv2.waitKey(0)
cv2.destoryAllWindows()

Output

Poverty
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Published on 22-Nov-2018 17:28:20
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