The cascades used in this sample are located in the data folder of your OpenCV download, so you'll
probably need to adjust the filename parameter
cascade_fn to make this example work:
import cv2 from video import create_capture from common import clock, draw_str # You probably need to adjust some of these: video_src = 0 cascade_fn = "haarcascades/haarcascade_frontalface_default.xml" # Create a new CascadeClassifier from given cascade file: cascade = cv2.CascadeClassifier(cascade_fn) cam = create_capture(video_src) while True: ret, img = cam.read() # Do a little preprocessing: img_copy = cv2.resize(img, (img.shape/2, img.shape/2)) gray = cv2.cvtColor(img_copy, cv2.COLOR_BGR2GRAY) gray = cv2.equalizeHist(gray) # Detect the faces (probably research for the options!): rects = cascade.detectMultiScale(gray) # Make a copy as we don't want to draw on the original image: for x, y, width, height in rects: cv2.rectangle(img_copy, (x, y), (x+width, y+height), (255,0,0), 2) cv2.imshow('facedetect', img_copy) if cv2.waitKey(20) == 27: break
If you have any problems let me know.