user6609337 user6609337 - 4 months ago 34
C++ Question

OpenCV will load image but not display it

I am using CMake and OpenCV with C++ and am just trying to run a simple program:

#include "opencv/highgui.h"
#include "opencv/highgui.hpp"
#include "opencv/cv.h"
#include "opencv/cxcore.h"
#include "opencv/cxcore.hpp"
#include <stdio.h>
#include <iostream>

using namespace cv;
using namespace std;

int main()

Mat image = imread("test.jpg", CV_LOAD_IMAGE_UNCHANGED);
if (! //check whether the image is loaded or not
cout << "Image cannot be loaded." << endl;
cout<<"Image can be loaded."<<endl;
cout<<"Size is "<<image.size().height<<","<<image.size().width<<endl;
namedWindow( "Display window", CV_WINDOW_AUTOSIZE );
imshow( "Display Image", image );

When I cmake, I get no errors, and when I run the program by doing ./test, I get "Image can be loaded" along with the correct size of the image.

Why won't my program create a new window which displays the image?

Thank you!


use cv::waitKey() after imshow. This is needed to proceed openCV rendering.

use waitKey(0) to pause until a key is pressed or waitKey(1) to pause as short as possible.

For further reference.