Python OpenCV | cv2.circle() method

OpenCV-Python is a library of Python bindings designed to solve computer vision problems. cv2.circle() method is used to draw a circle on any image.

Syntax: cv2.circle(image, center_coordinates, radius, color, thickness)

Parameters:
image: It is the image on which circle is to be drawn.
center_coordinates: It is the center coordinates of circle. The coordinates are represented as tuples of two values i.e. (X coordinate value, Y coordinate value).
radius: It is the radius of circle.
color: It is the color of border line of circle to be drawn. For BGR, we pass a tuple. eg: (255, 0, 0) for blue color.
thickness: It is the thickness of the circle border line in px. Thickness of -1 px will fill the rectangle shape by the specified color.



Return Value: It returns an image.

Image used for all the below examples:

Example #1:

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# Python program to explain cv2.circle() method 
    
# importing cv2 
import cv2 
    
# path 
path = r'C:\Users\Rajnish\Desktop\geeksforgeeks\geeks.png'
    
# Reading an image in default mode
image = cv2.imread(path)
    
# Window name in which image is displayed
window_name = 'Image'
   
# Center coordinates
center_coordinates = (120, 50)
  
# Radius of circle
radius = 20
   
# Blue color in BGR
color = (255, 0, 0)
   
# Line thickness of 2 px
thickness = 2
   
# Using cv2.circle() method
# Draw a circle with blue line borders of thickness of 2 px
image = cv2.circle(image, center_coordinates, radius, color, thickness)
   
# Displaying the image 
cv2.imshow(window_name, image) 

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Example #2:
Using thickness of -1 px to fill the rectangle by red color.

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# Python program to explain cv2.circle() method 
    
# importing cv2 
import cv2 
    
# path 
path = r'C:\Users\Rajnish\Desktop\geeksforgeeks\geeks.png'
    
# Reading an image in default mode
image = cv2.imread(path)
    
# Window name in which image is displayed
window_name = 'Image'
   
# Center coordinates
center_coordinates = (120, 100)
  
# Radius of circle
radius = 30
   
# Red color in BGR
color = (0, 0, 255)
   
# Line thickness of -1 px
thickness = -1
   
# Using cv2.circle() method
# Draw a circle of red color of thickness -1 px
image = cv2.circle(image, center_coordinates, radius, color, thickness)
   
# Displaying the image 
cv2.imshow(window_name, image) 
  

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Output:



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