OpenCV: Installation of OpenCV 3.X on Windows 10

2016.07.15: created by
2017.08.11: revised by
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  1. Select RELEASES from the OpenCV official web site and download the latest version. As of August 11 2017, the latest version is 3.3.
  2. Expand the downloaded zip file. A new folder named "opencv/" will be created.
  3. Copy the include folder
  4. WorkFolder\opencv\build\include  --> C:\opencv\include
  5. Copy the bin folder and lib folder respectively.
  6. WorkFolder\opencv\build\x64\vc14\bin  --> C:\opencv\bin
    WorkFolder\opencv\build\x64\vc14\lib  --> C:\opencv\lib
  7. Adding the path of the bin folder to the Windows enveronment variable "Path".
  8. C:\opencv\bin;OldPathValues...

In the OpenCV 3.x series, the libraries are grouped into "opencv_world3x0.lib". (The 3x0 part of the file name is dependent on the version of OpenCV, for example 3.3.0, it becomes 330. Please read it according to the downloaded library.)

Yoshihisa Nitta