Installation in iOS

Required Packages

  • CMake 2.8.8 or higher
  • Xcode 4.2 or higher

Getting the Cutting-edge OpenCV from Git Repository

Launch GIT client and clone OpenCV repository from here

In MacOS it can be done using the following command in Terminal:

cd ~/<my_working _directory>
git clone

Building OpenCV from Source, using CMake and Command Line

  1. Make symbolic link for Xcode to let OpenCV build scripts find the compiler, header files etc.

    cd /
    sudo ln -s /Applications/ Developer
  2. Build OpenCV framework:

    cd ~/<my_working_directory>
    python opencv/platforms/ios/ ios

If everything’s fine, a few minutes later you will get ~/<my_working_directory>/ios/opencv2.framework. You can add this framework to your Xcode projects.

Further Reading

You can find several OpenCV+iOS tutorials here OpenCV iOS.