Image Gray scaling is converting a color image to a grayscale, a representation of the image using shades of gray only. Unlike color images, which have three channels, grayscale images only have one channel (red, green, and blue).
There are many applications of the greyscale image, like reducing the file size of an image, enhancing the contrast or sharpness of an image, simplifying an image to make it easier to analyze or process using image processing algorithms, and more for your application. To convert an image to grayscale using OpenCV in Python, you can use the cv2.cvtColor() method. This technique uses the cv2.COLOR BGR2GRAY color space conversion function to convert the original image to grayscale. An object of type numpy.ndarray is then returned with the grayscale image. Try several color space conversion codes to determine which grayscale image best suits your needs. Note that different color space conversion codes, such as cv2.COLOR BGR2HSV or cv2.COLOR BGR2YCrCb, can be used with the cv2.cvtColor() method to convert an image to grayscale.
Here is an example of how to convert an image to grayscale using OpenCV in Python:
Fig 1: Preview of the output that you will get on running this code from your IDE
In this solution, we use the cvtColor function of the Opencv library
- Copy the code in the 'Code Snippets' section and paste it in a Python file in the IDE.
- Modify the location of the image to be converted to grayscale in the pasted code.
- Run the file to convert the image to grayscale.
I hope you found this useful. I have added the link to dependent libraries, version information in the following sections.
I found this code snippet by searching for "convert image to grayscale opencv" in kandi. You can try any such use case!
Shell 3491 Version:72 License: Permissive (MIT)
If you do not have OpenCV that is required to run this code, you can install it by clicking on the above link and copying the pip Install command from the OpenCV Github & installation page in kandi.
You can search for any dependent library on kandi like OpenCV.
I tested this solution in the following versions. Be mindful of changes when working with other versions.
- The solution is created in Python3.9.
- The solution is tested on OpenCV-Python 4.5.4 version.
Using this solution, we are able to create grayscale images using the OpenCV library in Python with simple steps. This process also facilities an easy to use, hassle free method to create a hands-on working version of code which would help us create a grayscale image in Python.