Is OpenCV a library in Python?
OpenCV-Python is a library of Python bindings designed to solve computer vision problems. This gives us two advantages: first, the code is as fast as the original C/C++ code (since it is the actual C++ code working in background) and second, it easier to code in Python than C/C++.
What is OpenCV used for?
OpenCV (Open Source Computer Vision Library) is an open source computer vision and machine learning software library. OpenCV was built to provide a common infrastructure for computer vision applications and to accelerate the use of machine perception in the commercial products.
What does import cv2 mean in Python?
OpenCV-Python is a library of Python bindings designed to solve computer vision problems. cv2. imread() method loads an image from the specified file. If the image cannot be read (because of missing file, improper permissions, unsupported or invalid format) then this method returns an empty matrix.