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Fundamentals of Image Manipulation with Python

Import and Show the ImageImport and Show the Image

In order to read (import) an image in Python with the OpenCV library, you can use the cv2.imread() function. This function takes one parameter, which is the file path of the image you want to import. The function returns the image as a NumPy array, which can then be used for further processing.


  1. Import the cv2 library and the pyplot module of matplotlib with plt alias.
  2. Read the image "image1.jpg".
  3. Show the image as a plot.

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