How to install OpenCV on Windows 10 and Python 3.6
I remember, my first time I installed OpenCV was trivial and complicated. Didn’t know what a whell file was or how to use pip. Right while I am writing this tutorial, few months passed and install a library is, most of the times, painless. Let’s see together how to install OpenCV on Windows 10.
NOTE: this tutorial is a copy-paste of the original one I wrote on Stackoverflow.
Install Python 3.6 and check it was added to PATH (do a simple Google research on how to verify/do this task).
In the folder you downloaded the file, press SHIFT+RIGHT CLICK and choose “Open console here”. Copy-paste the name of the .whl file and, in CMD, type pip install <name of the file.whl>.
Depending of what you use (Pydev or Pycharm in this case), open your IDE and type import cv2. It probably won’t work…
For Eclipse (with PyDev):
Create first a project and then do the following:
cv2 module probably won’t work. Go to the
Python folder/Lib/site-packages/cv2 and copy the file
cv2.cp36-win_amd64.pyd to the site-packages folder. Rename it
Now try to write a command…
cv2.imread(). If auto-completition doesn’t work, try
Hope you enjoyed. This worked form me in the time I was writing the tutorial. It must be sayed that there are many variables which could make these steps useless in the future.