# What is OpenCV?

OpenCV (Computer Vision) is a programming library that can help us achieve our goals when it comes to computer vision. As the name says, OpenCV is fully open source, and it handles much of the base level work with vision, including various aspects of image processing.

# How to Use

OpenCV has great documentation on all of its various functions and features, however, we obviously can't cover all of them in these docs. We will try to cover all of the important snippets when we need them, but if you want to go more in-depth, you can find their documentation in the OpenCV docs.

import cv2

There is no need to go looking too far into the docs, as we will show how to program any concepts we mention, but don't be afraid to look.