This is the exact error that I am getting. My OS is Ubuntu 16.10.
OpenCV Error: Unspecified error (The function is not implemented. Rebuild the library with Windows, GTK+ 2.x or Carbon support. If you are on Ubuntu or Debian, install libgtk2.0-dev and pkg-config, then re-run cmake or configure script) in cvShowImage, file /feedstock_root/build_artefacts/work/opencv-3.1.0/modules/highgui/src/window.cpp, line 545
Traceback (most recent call last):
File “untitled.py”, line 7, in
cv2.error: /feedstock_root/build_artefacts/work/opencv-3.1.0/modules/highgui/src/window.cpp:545: error: (-2) The function is not implemented. Rebuild the library with Windows, GTK+ 2.x or Carbon support. If you are on Ubuntu or Debian, install libgtk2.0-dev and pkg-config, then re-run cmake or configure script in function cvShowImage
my code is:
import numpy as np import cv2 # Load an color image in grayscale img = cv2.imread('0002.png',0) cv2.imshow('image',img) cv2.waitKey(0) cv2.destroyAllWindows()
0002.png is an image in the same directory as the program.
I first installed anaconda with python 3.5, then I installed opencv by using the command
conda install -c conda-forge opencv
I installed libgtk2.0-dev just as the error said to but I still get the same error.
Any help would be much appreciated. I’ve been trying to solve this for several hours.
1.The easiest way:
conda remove opencv conda update conda conda install --channel menpo opencv
or (for OpenCV 3.1) :
conda install -c menpo opencv3
2.And if u don’t want to do this, you can try to use matplotlib .
import cv2 import matplotlib.pyplot as plt img = cv2.imread('img.jpg',0) plt.imshow(img, cmap='gray') plt.show()
3.Or try to build library by your own with option
WITH_GTK=ON , or smth like that.
Update – 18th Jun 2019
I got this error on my Ubuntu(18.04.1 LTS) system for openCV 3.4.2, as the method call to cv2.imshow was failing. I am using anaconda. Just the below 2 steps helped me resolve:
conda remove opencv conda install -c conda-forge opencv=4.1.0
If you are using pip, you can try
pip install opencv-contrib-python