SimpleCV And Face Mask Extraction


Recently,by accident more than anything else, I stumbled upon a brilliant python module for Image Processing.  SimpleCV . As with all python modules, the ease of usage is unparalleled, even by the Matlab IP Toolkit.The Speed on the other hand is not as good as that of OpenCV but it is much faster than Matlab. For a more detailed comparison between the 3, you could read the blog article by one of the developers of SimpleCV, where he compares OpenCV,Matlab and SimpleCV on various parameters. As far as I could find out, SimpleCV uses the OpenCV library but has made it much more user friendly , now that it is in Python.

To install SimpleCV, type in the following commands in your shell

sudo apt-get install libopencv-*
sudo apt-get isntall python-opencv
sudo apt-get install python-numpy

sudo apt-get install python-pygame
sudo apt-get install python-setuptools

Go ahead and downlaod and extract the

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