OpenCv is the best library for computer vision problems. It has many inbuilt functions that allow you to do so. Suppose you have an image and wants to draw a circle on it then how you can do so. In this entire tutorial, you will know how you can draw a circle on the image using the cv2 circle() method in OpenCV.
Steps to implement cv2 circle
In this section, you will know all the steps to follow for implementing the cv2 circle on an image. Please note that you should follow each step one by one for better understanding.
Step 1: Import required library
The first step is to import all the necessary package. In this entire tutorial, I am using only OpenCV packages. So let’s import it using the import statement.
Step 2: Read or load the image
Now the second step is to read the image for drawing a circle on it. In OpenCV you can read an image using the cv2.imread() method. Execute the below lines of code to read the image.
Step 3: Draw the circle
The method accepts various parameters of manipulating the input image. Below is the syntax of the method.
cv2.circle(image, center_coordinates, radius, color, thickness)
The explanation of the parameters is the following.
image: Input Image
center_coordinates: The x and y-axis value for the circle.
radius: The radius of the circle.
color: Color of the circle.
thickness : The thickness of the border of the circle.
Now, let’s draw a circle on the image.
Simple Circle Drawing
For a simple circle drawing on the image, you have to execute the below lines of code. It is without thickness in the border.
import cv2 img = cv2.imread("bird.jpg") center_coordinates = (100,100) radius =50 color = (255, 255, 255) image = cv2.circle(img,center_coordinates,radius,color) cv2.imshow("Bird Image with circle",image) cv2.waitKey(0)
Drawing circle with a thickness
You can also add thickness to the border of the image. You have to just pass the thickness parameter inside the cv2.circle()as a parameter. Just execute the full lines of code given below.
import cv2 img = cv2.imread("bird.jpg") center_coordinates = (100,100) radius =50 color = (255, 255, 255) thickness = 10 image = cv2.circle(img,center_coordinates,radius,color,thickness) cv2.imshow("Bird Image with circle",image) cv2.waitKey(0)
These are steps for implementing cv2 circle using OpenCV in python. You can draw circles on your face or object detection projects. I hope you have liked this tutorial. If you have any queries then you can contact us for more help.\
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