This was a bit tricky due to different versions, out-of-date tutorials and the like. Brief notes on a success install are below.
Trying with Python 3.5
OpenCV 2.4 (wierd, lower version than 2015?) is the stable version but doesn't (?) support Py3
OpenCV 3.1 : py3 support from 3.0 onwards
- Installed using a WHL according to instructions: https://scivision.co/install-opencv-3-0-x-for-python-on-windows/, but probably pip install opencv would work
pip install opencv_python-3*win_amd64.whl
pip install numpy
Go it going for Python 2.7
- Date: 18/8/2015
- Window 10
- LiClipse as a IDE, although this is optional
- OpenCV 3.0 : Currently supports only Python 2.7
- Offical install guide: Error was that NumPy 1.9 was required (after "import numpy")
- Standard python 2.7
- NumPy 1.9 Pre-built for Windows
- OpenCV 3.0: but will allow use of cv2 (?!)
- Then follow OpenCV install guide, which is simply a copy of cv2.pyd to site-install folder of python
- *** Add C:\opencv\build\x86\vc12\bin (or similiar) to you PATH. This contains the ffmpeg DLL which is required to open videos (VideoCapture)
- After Python 2.7 is installed...
- Make a new project
- Set properties of project, and go to "interpreter".
- "Add new interpreter not listed" and specify python.exe in Python 2.7 directory