But by far, the most popular post on the PyImageSearch blog is my tutorial on installing OpenCV and Python on your Raspberry Pi 2 and B+. It’s really, really awesome to see the love you and the PyImageSearch readers have for the Raspberry Pi community — and I plan to continue writing more articles about OpenCV + the Raspberry Pi in the future.
Anyway, after I published the Raspberry Pi + OpenCV installation tutorial, many of the comments asked that I continue on and discuss how to access the Raspberry Pi camera using Python and OpenCV.
In this tutorial we’ll be using picamera, which provides a pure Python interface to the camera module. And best of all, I’ll be showing you how to use picamera to capture images in OpenCV format.
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