I've downloaded opencv but unfortunately I've got no idea how to install it. All the pages I found online were only telling me how to download and install it directly from the console, not what to do when you already have it downloaded. Could anybody tell me what to do?
To Install OpenCV on Ubuntu, just press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open Terminal. When it opens, run the command(s) below:
Ubuntu 12.04 provides a package of OpenCV 2.3.1 that you can easily install by typing:
sudo apt-get install libopencv-dev
If you do not care about having the latest version you could skip the rest.
sudo apt-get install build-essential checkinstall cmake pkg-config yasm sudo apt-get install libtiff4-dev libjpeg-dev libjasper-dev sudo apt-get install libavcodec-dev libavformat-dev libswscale-dev libdc1394-22-dev libxine-dev libgstreamer0.10-dev libgstreamer-plugins-base0.10-dev libv4l-dev sudo apt-get install python-dev python-numpy sudo apt-get install libtbb-dev sudo apt-get install libqt4-dev libgtk2.0-dev
Download OpenCV for Unix to: ~/Downloads
cd Downloads wget http://downloads.sourceforge.net/project/opencvlibrary/opencv-unix/126.96.36.199/opencv-188.8.131.52.tar.gz tar -xvf opencv-184.108.40.206.tar.bz2 cd opencv-220.127.116.11/ mkdir build cd build
Configure using CMake.
cmake -D WITH_QT=ON -D WITH_XINE=ON -D WITH_OPENGL=ON -D WITH_TBB=ON -D BUILD_EXAMPLES=ON ..
Notice, that by adding the -D WITH_QT=ON, the highgui module will use QT instead of GTK. If you want to go with GTK just remove this. For more information on the options, look at the CMakeLists.txt file. When you are happy with the configuration you have, you can start compiling:
If compilation finishes without errors, you can install by saying:
sudo make install
Finally, make sure that your programs can link to the OpenCV library in run-time by adding the following line at the end of your
And then configure dynamic linker run-time bindings:
Here's a script to help install opencv 2.4.8 based on an ancient FFmpeg release on Ubuntu.
wget -O- https://gist.github.com/olupotd/cd0c68f4c84153dffd16 | sh
Here is a script I've made myself. The problem I found with other scripts around are that they do not stop when one command fails. It just blindly follows to the next command, and eventually you end up with no installation.
This script automatically checks for dependencies on the official website, downloads the most stable release, and install it on your system. I've tested it on 14.04 only, and have installed it on several systems with no issues.
To use the script, the download file from here, open a terminal,
cd to the directory containing the script and type:
chmod u+x install_opencv_latest.sh
Now just execute the script:
You will be asked to enter your administrative password, and confirm installation 2-3 times. Just press Y. It will take 10-20 minutes accordind to your specs.
Note that you need to
cd to the directory in which you downloaded the script, which would most probably be your Downloads folder:
A good place to look for installation instructions is the OpenCV website.
As of writing, linux installation instructions for the latest version (opencv 3.2.0) are here: