This library is mainly aimed at real time computer vision. Some example areas would be Human-Computer Interaction (HCI); Object Identification, Segmentation and Recognition; Face Recognition; Gesture Recognition; Motion Tracking, Ego Motion, Motion Understanding; Structure From Motion (SFM); and Mobile Robotics.
Wondering what kind of a support community is out there for a vision library of such a caliber? There is a Yahoo Tech Group currently with 23,804 members who are contributing to this library’s success. If your interested in being a part of this community, join this group and find more out about this library and what you need to do to get started with implementing it in your own projects.
Convinced? I thought so. The library can be downloaded at the OpenCV Sourceforge Page, where more information can be found about the library as well.