OpenCV is a framework for image processing and image recognition—among other things. It’s a super powerful tool in your data science and machine learning toolbelt! But how to install it in your PyCharm environment? This article will show you how!
Problem Formulation: Given a PyCharm project. How to install the OpenCV library in your project within a virtual environment or globally?
Here’s a solution that always works:
File > Settings > Projectfrom the PyCharm menu.
- Select your current project.
- Click the
Python Interpretertab within your project tab.
- Click the small
+symbol to add a new library to the project.
- Now type in the library to be installed, in your example
"opencv-python"without quotes, and click
- Wait for the installation to terminate and close all popup windows.
Here’s the installation process as a short animated video—it works analogously for OpenCV, just type in “opencv-python” in the search field instead:
Make sure to type in “opencv-python” because there are many other packages that are not required but also contain the term “opencv” (False Positives):
You can check out part 1 of our OpenCV tutorial here:
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