Mirror Image in Python using OpenCV

In this article, you’ll see how to create a mirror image in Python using OpenCV. I highly recommend you get the “Computer Vision: Models, Learning, and Inference Book” to learn Computer Vision. To create a mirror image in Python just follow these steps:

Step 1: Install OpenCV

If OpenCV is not installed, then first install it using this code.

pip install opencv-python

Step 2: Import the required Libraries

Import the OpenCV and NumPy libraries.

import cv2
import numpy as np

Step 3: Read the Image

Now read the image from the location. ‘man.jpg‘ is the name of the image.

image = cv2.imread("C:\\AiHints\\man.jpg")

Step 4: Flip the Image Horizontally

In this step, flip the original image horizontally.

h_flip = cv2.flip(image, 1)

Step 5: Create a Mirror Image

Now, simply create a mirror effect using the concatenation of the above two images horizontally.

mirror_image = np.concatenate((image, h_flip), axis=1)

Step 6: Display the Mirror Image

Now display the original, flipped, and mirror images.

cv2.imshow("Original Image", image)
cv2.imshow("Flipped Image", h_flip)
cv2.imshow("Mirror Image", mirror_image)

Original Image
Flipped Image
Mirror Image

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