[SOLVED] ModuleNotFoundError: No Module Named ‘cv2’

The modulenotfounderror: no module named ‘cv2’ happened when the opencv-python isn’t installed before being imported or is installed in the wrong environment. Thus, it throws the Python error “ModuleNotFoundError: No module called ‘cv2′”. Run the pip install opencv-python command to install the module in order to resolve the issue.

No Module Named ‘cv2’ Occurs For Multiple Reasons

  • Not having the opencv-python package installed by running pip install opencv-python.
  • Installing the package in a different Python version than the one you’re using.
  • Installing the package globally and not in your virtual environment.
  • Your IDE running an incorrect version of Python.
  • Naming your module cv2.py which would shadow the official module.
  • Declaring a variable named cv2 which would shadow the imported variable.

How To Fix No Module Named cv2?

no module named cv2
no module named cv2

To fix this issue, first open your terminal in your project’s root directory and after that install the opencv-python module.

Here’s the different syntax to fix the issue about No Module Named cv2 in different python versions:

1. In a virtual environment or using python 2.

pip install opencv-python

2. For python 3 (could also be pip3.10 depending on your version).

pip3 install opencv-python

3. If you get permissions error

sudo pip3 install opencv-python
pip install opencv-python --user

4. If you don’t have pip in your PATH environment variable.

python -m pip install opencv-python

5. For python 3 (could also be pip3.10 depending on your version).

python3 -m pip install opencv-python

6. Using py alias (Windows).

py -m pip install opencv-python

7. For Anaconda

conda install -c conda-forge opencv

8. For Jupyter Notebook

!pip install opencv-python

After you install the opencv-python module, try importing it like this:

import cv2

print(cv2.__version__)

Conclusion

We have completely discussed about ModuleNotFoundError: No Module Named ‘cv2’ and how to solve this issue. The modulenotfounderror: no module named ‘cv2’ happened when the opencv-python isn’t installed before being imported or is installed in the wrong environment. Thus, it throws the Python error “ModuleNotFoundError: No module called ‘cv2′”.

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