OpenCV on Mac OS X

Published on Sept. 6, 2006, 4:29 p.m.

opencv programming

I finally got arount to compiling OpenCV on my G4 Mac mini. While there is a lot of good information online as to how to do this, there were a few final steps that took me a while to either figure out or find. Apparently using OpenCV on OS X is still a new thing...

First of all, follow the directions here at the Mac OS X OpenCV Port Wiki. (Note the two different configure options for Fink and MacPorts/DarwinPorts)
Then, after typing "sudo make install", the include files should be in /usr/local/include/opencv, while the dynamic libraries should be in /usr/local/lib.

So, the last thing to do is let your shell know about the libraries, and pkgconfig. Since I use bash, I added this to my .bashrc file.
export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/local/lib
export PKG_CONFIG_PATH=/usr/local/lib/pkgconfig

And so... things seem to work.

Many thanks go to those who've done a lot of work to get OpenCV on OS X!
http://opencvlibrary.sourceforge.net/MarkAsbach
http://www.christophseibert.de/weblog/en/it/computer-vision/tools/opencv-mac.html
http://lestang.org/article45.html
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