How to resize an image with OpenCV2.0 and Python2.6


I want to use OpenCV2.0 and Python2.6 to show resized images. I used and adopted the example at but unfortunately this code is for OpenCV2.1 and seem not to be working on 2.0. Here my code:

import os, glob
import cv

ulpath = "exampleshq/"

for infile in glob.glob( os.path.join(ulpath, "*.jpg") ):
    im = cv.LoadImage(infile)
    thumbnail = cv.CreateMat(im.rows/10, im.cols/10, cv.CV_8UC3)
    cv.Resize(im, thumbnail)
    cv.ShowImage(infile, thumbnail)

Since I cannot use


I used


instead, which was no problem in other applications. Nevertheless cv.iplimage has no attribute rows, cols or size. Can anyone give me a hint, how to solve this problem? Thanks.

11/16/2010 2:55:56 PM

If you wish to use CV2, you need to use the resize function.

For example, this will resize both axes by half:

small = cv2.resize(image, (0,0), fx=0.5, fy=0.5) 

and this will resize the image to have 100 cols (width) and 50 rows (height):

resized_image = cv2.resize(image, (100, 50)) 

Another option is to use scipy module, by using:

small = scipy.misc.imresize(image, 0.5)

There are obviously more options you can read in the documentation of those functions (cv2.resize, scipy.misc.imresize).

According to the SciPy documentation:

imresize is deprecated in SciPy 1.0.0, and will be removed in 1.2.0.
Use skimage.transform.resize instead.

Note that if you're looking to resize by a factor, you may actually want skimage.transform.rescale.

7/20/2018 5:51:27 AM

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