Python OpenCV | cv2.imshow() method

OpenCV-Python is a library of Python bindings designed to solve computer vision problems. cv2.imshow() method is used to display an image in a window. The window automatically fits to the image size.

Syntax: cv2.imshow(window_name, image)

Parameters:
window_name: A string representing the name of the window in which image to be displayed.
image: It is the image that is to be displayed.

Return Value: It doesn’t returns anything.

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Example #1:

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# Python program to explain cv2.imshow() method 
  
# importing cv2 
import cv2 
  
# path 
path = r'C:\Users\Rajnish\Desktop\geeksforgeeks.png'
  
# Reading an image in default mode
image = cv2.imread(path)
  
# Window name in which image is displayed
window_name = 'image'
  
# Using cv2.imshow() method 
# Displaying the image 
cv2.imshow(window_name, image) 

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Example #2:

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# Python program to explain cv2.imshow() method 
  
# importing cv2 
import cv2 
  
# path 
path = r'C:\Users\Rajnish\Desktop\geeksforgeeks.png'
  
# Reading an image in grayscale mode
image = cv2.imread(path, 0)
  
# Window name in which image is displayed
window_name = 'image'
  
# Using cv2.imshow() method 
# Displaying the image 
cv2.imshow(window_name, image) 

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