OpenCV Compilation steps on windows
1 Install CMAKE
Add C:Program Files (x86)CMake 2.8bin to PATH environmental variable
2 Install MingW
add C:MinGWbin to PATH environmental variable
3 Install MSYS
add C:Python26Scripts to PATH environmental variable
4 Install Opencv
The exe is actually just an extractor. It extracts all the files to a specified location..
Extract the files
Launch CMD and start CMake GUI by entering the following
The cmake gui is launched and using the gui;
Browse source to the opencv directory you extracted to early
Browse build to a directory where you want your build to be saved. I created a build directory in my extracted opencv folder
Click on configure to create MINGW Make files
The cmake-gui will generate the files showing progress
Once done, A red screen will appear. Click configure again. Keep clicking configure until you have no red screen to show success. If need be edit any variables.
Click generate to create MINGW make files and close cmake-gui and go back to cmd;
Navigate to the opencv extract foder directory
Type “cmake –build build” on the console.
Cmake build will continue to install. Wait for a while
Then add C:opencvbin; to PATH
Copy cv2.pyd from C:”Extract folder” opencvbuildpython2.6 to C:Python26Libsite-packages. This depends of your python package