OpenCV in PyCharm: In this post, I will share about how to use OpenCV in Pycharm. Pycharm is an incredible Python IDE. It is a product of JetBrains. It is available both as the community(free) edition and professional (paid) edition. I use the community edition of it and works great for my study purpose. Check out more about PyCharm on their official website.
OpenCV in PyCharm
1. Install Python3.X.
I assume you have installed Python on your PC or laptop already. If you have not done it yet, do it now. Download it from the official Python website, based on the OS on which your machine runs.
You can check out my post on OpenCV installation with Python by clicking here.
2. Install OpenCV using PIP
To install you will have to use pip tool which comes along with your Python installation.
To install OpenCV, run the following command:
#pip install python-opencv
3. Test Installation
Test whether the installation is successful or not by importing OpenCV to your Python shell.
1. Open your command prompt and enter python
2. Type the following press enter:
If no errors get echoed, your installation is successful!
If you have not install PyCharm, install it now. Download its installation file from its official website.
After the installation, do the following:
Create A Project
1. Create a new project
File > New Project
2. Name and Choose the project directory
3. Click on Create
3. Choose whether to open in new window or in existing Window and click OK
4. By default, PyCharm selects its virtual environment interpreter. To use OpenCV, select your own installation of Python. In your PyCharm click: File > Setting > Project: ‘Project name’ > Project Interpreter
5. Choose the Installation path of your python and click OK as shown above.
Create a new file:
1. Select: File > New or use the shortcut combination: Alt + Insert
2. Choose Python File using arrow up and down keys
3. Enter a name and click OK
4. Import OpenCV and run the file.
If no errors get echoed, you can now use OpenCV with your PyCharm!
Kuzu Zangpo la! I am Sonam Dargay. I am a full-time software developer. Apart from 9-5 office works, I am a tech enthusiast, blogger, and dreamer.
I graduated from the College of Science and Technology(CST), affiliated with the Royal University of Bhutan.