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Installing OpenCV 3.1 on Raspbian Jessie

posted Aug 25, 2016, 3:59 AM by Chris G   [ updated Aug 25, 2016, 4:00 AM ]
While it is relatively easy to install OpenCV 2 on the Raspberry Pi (apt-get), getting the enhancements available in version 3.1 requires a bit more work.

Fortunately, there is a very nice script that will do most of the work for you, and it is available at:



Simply download the latest version of the script, make it executable, and run it! It will take quite some time to build though, but it will take care of all the dependencies.

However, using OpenCV on a Raspberry Pi with only 512MB or RAM offers some very limited options...but with 1GB or RAM the performance is not too bad.

Enjoy!