How to install OpenCV on Ubuntu

OpenCV (Open Source Computer Vision Library) is an open source library of programming functions developed by Intel. It is free for commercial and research use under the open source BSD license. The library is cross-platform, will run on Mac OS X, Windows and Linux. It focuses mainly towards real-time image processing routines and algorithms for software development.

To install OpenCV using the terminal on Ubuntu, you will need some dependencies packages first

OpenCV should be installed in /usr/local/ Installation Directory

You can download the newest version of opencv at http://opencv.org/downloads.html

Download Opencv and untar the package we downloaded

Now you will need root privileges to compile and install opencv

You may also want to compile and view examples

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