What is the meaning of channel in OpenCV ?

By | January 28, 2015

What is the meaning of channel in OpenCV ?

An image is a collection of pixels. Pixel type determines how image is stored as data. There are three ways to represent a pixel from an image :

1. BGR – Blue, Green, Red ( 3 Channel color – each color is termed as a channel)

2. HSV – Hue = Color, Saturation = amount, Value/ lightness ( 3 Channel)

3. Grayscale – Gray values (Single Channel)