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Image Processing in OpenCV Python


We will show how you can apply image processing with OpenCV in Python. We will work with this image obtained from Unsplash.

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How to blur the Image

import cv2
import numpy as np
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
%matplotlib inline

img = cv2.imread('panda.jpeg')
img = cv2.cvtColor(img, cv2.COLOR_BGR2RGB)
blurred_img = cv2.blur(img,ksize=(20,20))
cv2.imwrite("blurredpanda.jpg", blurred_img) 
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How to apply Sobel Operator

You can have a look about Sobel Operator at Wikipedia and you can also start experimenting with some filters. Let’s apply the horizontal and vertical Sobel Operator.

img = cv2.imread('panda.jpeg',0)
sobelx = cv2.Sobel(img,cv2.CV_64F,1,0,ksize=5)
sobely = cv2.Sobel(img,cv2.CV_64F,0,1,ksize=5)

cv2.imwrite("sobelx_panda.jpg", sobelx) 
cv2.imwrite("sobely_panda.jpg", sobely) 
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How to apply a threshold to an Image

We can also binarize the images.

img = cv2.imread('panda.jpeg',0)
ret,th1 = cv2.threshold(img,100,255,cv2.THRESH_BINARY)
fig = plt.figure(figsize=(12,10))
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