PIP Install cv2

Before understanding the pip install command let’s first discuss a short introduction to pip and cv2.

What is pip in Python?

A pip is a package install manager, a pip command is used for installing python packages and other software packages from an online repository that is called python package index PyPI, a pip command can also be used to add update, and delete new packages.

If python is already installed in your system so you can easily check the pip version by running the following command in the command prompt.

pip –v

You will see an output like this.

What is cv2 in Python?

open cv(computer vision) is a library in python that is used to process images and videos or different objects. the open cv library is mostly used in AI for machine learning to solve computer vision issues, it makes the device able to see the world or objects like human beings.

If we talk about the updated version of OpenCV which is cv2 is much faster and easier to use than the older version of cv, it has the great support of the NumPy library that returns each object as NumPy. Numpy is the fastest library that processes arrays.

I hope you got the concepts of pip, OpenCV, and cv2, now let’s move forward to our main topic pip install cv2 command

How to Install pip cv2 in Windows?

The pip installs cv2 command is used to install the updated version of open cv that is cv2.

Run the following command in the command prompt.

pip install OpenCV-python

After the execution of the above command, the cv2 will start installing you will see an output like this.

After the successful installation of cv2 execute the following commands to check its version.

import cv2
print (cv2.__version__)

You will see the output like above.

How to Install pip cv2 in Linux?

First of all, install python in your system by running the following command in your system terminal.

sudo apt-get install python3

After the installation of python executes the following command to install python-pip.

sudo apt-get install python3-pip

When both python and pip are installed successfully run the following command to install the cv2 using python-pip.

pip3 install opencv-python


In this tutorial, we talked about the pip install cv2 command. We understood the basic concepts first like what is a pip and what is cv2 and discussed their uses as well.

We also discussed the commands for checking pip versions and installing the cv2 library.

In the end, we discussed the steps for installing python, pip, and cv2 libraries using the Linux system.

that’s all for today hope you like the tutorial if you have any queries regarding this tutorial so feel free to contact us below. Thanks for reading.

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