Good news, everyone! OpenCV.org is pleased to announce that the popular and long-running package OpenCV-Python is now an official OpenCV project.
What is OpenCV-Python? It’s a package that contains pre-built OpenCV with dependencies and Python bindings, so there’s no need to install OpenCV separately. Thanks so much to package maintainer Olli-Pekka Heinisuo (@skvark), who developed this solution and kindly agreed to transfer it to OpenCV. Thanks, also, to the 33 (so far) contributors to this important project.
PyPi packages are provided for Windows, Linux (x86_64 and aarch64) and MacOS (x86_64). The OpenCV team is working on bringing support to the new Apple M1-powered hardware too, but this support depends on CI services support and hardware availability.
We’re proud to bring opencv-python, opencv-python-headless, opencv-contrib-python and opencv-contrib-python-headless home at OpenCV.org. You can now do a simple pip install opencv-python to install the official project!
Learn more about OpenCV-Python and clone the repository on GitHub.