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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. Being a BSD-licensed product, OpenCV makes it easy for businesses to utilize and modify the code.
The library has more than 2500 optimized algorithms, which includes a comprehensive set of both classic and state-of-the-art computer vision and machine learning algorithms. These algorithms can be used to detect and recognize faces, identify objects, classify human actions in videos, track camera movements, track moving objects, extract 3D models of objects, produce 3D point clouds from stereo cameras, stitch images together to produce a high resolution image of an entire scene, find similar images from an image database, remove red eyes from images taken using flash, follow eye movements, recognize scenery and establish markers to overlay it with augmented reality, etc. OpenCV has more than 47 thousand people in their user community and an estimated number of downloads exceeding 7 million. The library is used extensively in companies, research groups and by governmental bodies.
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Source Code Download:
for sourceforge download

The new one for 2.4.10 is:
to download

to download directly from the pi enter this command
wget sourceforge.net/projects/opencvlibrary/files/opencv-unix/2.4.10/opencv-2.4.10.zip

The one for 2.4.9 is:
to download

to download directly from the pi enter this command:
wget sourceforge.net/projects/opencvlibrary/files/opencv-unix/2.4.9/opencv-2.4.9.zip

for source code download visit my website www.stemapks.com/opencv.html

Thanks to Bob Gaines for writing the following instructions:
thanks Bob!

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