In this post, we have prepared a curated top list of reading recommendations for beginners and experienced. This hand-picked list of the best Opencv books and tutorials can help fill your brain this April and ensure you’re getting smarter. We have also mentioned the brief introduction of each book based on the relevant Amazon or Reddit descriptions.
- 1. Android App Programming (2015)
- 2. Computer Vision with OpenCV 3 and Qt5 (2018)
- 3. OpenCV 3 Computer Vision Application Programming Cookbook – Third Edition (2017)
- 4. Pro Processing for Images and Computer Vision with OpenCV (2017)
- 5. Mastering OpenCV Android Application Programming (2015)
- 6. Learning OpenCV 3: Computer Vision in C++ with the OpenCV Library (2017)
- 7. OpenCV Android Programming By Example (2015)
- 8. OpenCV Computer Vision Application Programming Cookbook, 2nd Edition (2014)
- 9. OpenCV: Computer Vision Projects with Python (2016)
- 10. OpenCV 2 Computer Vision Application Programming Cookbook (2011)
- 11. Android App Programming (2013)
- 12. OpenCV Essentials (2014)
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1. Android App Programming (2015)
Build Android apps to capture, manipulate, and track objects in 2D and 3D.Capture and display real-time videos and still images.Manipulate image data using OpenCV and Apache Commons Math.A step-by-step guide to building Android and CV applications. If you are a Java developer who is new to computer vision and would like to learn through application development, then this book is for you. You are expected to have a mobile device running Android 2.2 (Froyo) or greater, including a camera.
Author(s): Joseph Howse
2. Computer Vision with OpenCV 3 and Qt5 (2018)
Blend the power of Qt with OpenCV to build cross-platform computer vision applications. Start creating robust applications with the power of OpenCV and Qt combined. Learn from scratch how to develop cross-platform computer vision applications. Accentuate your OpenCV applications by developing them with Qt. Developers have been using OpenCV library to develop computer vision applications for a long time. However, they now need a more effective tool to get the job done…
Author(s): Amin Ahmadi Tazehkandi
Recipes to help you build computer vision applications that make the most of the popular C++ library OpenCV 3. Written to the latest, gold-standard specification of OpenCV 3 Master OpenCV, the open source library of the computer vision community. Master fundamental concepts in computer vision and image processing. Learn about the important classes and functions of OpenCV with complete working examples applied to real images.
Author(s): Robert Laganiere
This book is intended for any developer of artistic and otherwise visual applications, such as in augmented reality and digital effects, with a need to manipulate images, and to recognize and manipulate objects within those images. The book is specifically targeted at those making use of the Processing language that is common in artistic fields, and to Java programmers because of Processing’s easy integration into the Java programming environment.
Author(s): Bryan WC Chung
5. Mastering OpenCV Android Application Programming (2015)
Master the art of implementing computer vision algorithms on Android platforms to build robust and efficient applications. Understand and utilise the features of OpenCV, Android SDK, and OpenGL. Detect and track specific objects in a video using Optical Flow and Lucas Kanade Tracker. An advanced guide full of real-world examples, helping you to build smart OpenCV Android applications. If you are a Java and Android developer looking to enhance your skills by learning…
Author(s): Salil Kapur, Nisarg Thakkar
Get started in the rapidly expanding field of computer vision with this practical guide. Written by Adrian Kaehler and Gary Bradski, creator of the open source OpenCV library, this book provides a thorough introduction for developers, academics, roboticists, and hobbyists. You’ll learn what it takes to build applications that enable computers to “see” and make decisions based on that data. With over 500 functions that span many areas in vision, OpenCV is used for commercial applications such as security, medical imaging, pattern…
Author(s): Adrian Kaehler, Gary Bradski
7. OpenCV Android Programming By Example (2015)
Develop vision-aware and intelligent Android applications with the robust OpenCV library. This is the most up-to-date book on OpenCV Android programming on the market at the moment. There is no direct competition for our title. Based on a technology that is increasing in popularity, proven by activity in forums related to this topic. This book uniquely covers applications such as the Panoramic viewer and Automatic Selfie, among others. If you are an Android developer and want…
Author(s): Amgad Muhammad
8. OpenCV Computer Vision Application Programming Cookbook, 2nd Edition (2014)
Over 50 recipes to help you build computer vision applications in C++ using the OpenCV library. Master OpenCV, the open source library of the computer vision community. Master fundamental concepts in computer vision and image processing. Learn the important classes and functions of OpenCV with complete working examples applied on real images. OpenCV 3 Computer Vision Application Programming Cookbook is appropriate for novice C++ programmers who want…
Author(s): Robert Laganiere
Get savvy with OpenCV and actualize cool computer vision applications.Use OpenCV’s Python bindings to capture video, manipulate images, and track objects.Learn about the different functions of OpenCV and their actual implementations.Develop a series of intermediate to advanced projects using OpenCV and Python. This learning path is for someone who has a working knowledge of Python and wants to try out OpenCV. This Learning Path will take you from a beginner to an expert…
Author(s): Joseph Howse, Prateek Joshi
This is a cookbook that shows results obtained on real images with detailed explanations and the relevant screenshots. The recipes contain code accompanied with suitable explanations that will facilitate your learning. If you are a novice C++ programmer who wants to learn how to use the OpenCV library to build computer vision applications, then this cookbook is appropriate for you. It is also suitable for professional software developers wishing to be introduced to the concepts…
Author(s): Robert Laganière
11. Android App Programming (2013)
Set up OpenCV and an Android development environment on Windows, Mac, or Linux.Capture and display real-time videos and still images.Manipulate image data using OpenCV and Apache Commons Math.Track objects and render 2D and 3D graphics on top of them.Create a photo-capture and photo-sharing app that supports a variety of filters with a real-time preview feature. Take a smartphone from your pocket, and within a few seconds, you can snap a photo, manipulate it, and share it…
Author(s): Joseph Howse
12. OpenCV Essentials (2014)
Acquire, process, and analyze visual content to build full-fledged imaging applications using OpenCV.Create OpenCV programs with a rich user interface.Develop real-world imaging applications using free tools and libraries.Understand the intricate details of OpenCV and its implementation using easy-to-follow examples. This book is intended for C++ developers who want to learn how to implement the main techniques of OpenCV and get started with it quickly.
Author(s): Oscar Deniz Suarez, Mª del Milagro Fernandez Carrobles
Best OpenCV Books that Should be on Your Bookshelf
We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some Opencv books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.
Learning OpenCV 4 Computer Vision with Python 3: Get to grips with tools, techniques, and algorithms for computer vision and machine learning
Author(s): Joseph Howse, Joe Minichino
ID: 2477321, Publisher: Packt Publishing, Year: 2020, Size: 86 Mb, Format: pdf
OpenCV 4 with Python Blueprints: Become proficient in computer vision by designing advanced projects using OpenCV 4 with Python 3.8
Author(s): Menua Gevorgyan, Arsen Mamikonyan, Michael Beyeler
ID: 2490427, Publisher: Packt Publishing, Year: 2020, Size: 35 Mb, Format: pdf
Learning OpenCV 4 Computer Vision with Python 3: Get to grips with tools, techniques, and algorithms for computer vision and machine learning, 3rd Edition
Author(s): Joseph Howse; Joe Minichino
ID: 2534226, Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd, Year: 2020, Size: 93 Mb, Format: epub
Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are really chart-busters according to Washington Post, others are written by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.