Tutorial: Scanning Barcodes / QR Codes with OpenCV using ZBar

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With the ZBar library, scanning Barcodes / QR codes is quite simple. ZBar is able to identify multiple bar code /qr code types and able to give the coords of their locations.

This tutorial was written using:
Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Express
OpenCV 2.4.2
Windows Vista 32-bit
ZBar 0.1

You will need OpenCV installed before doing this tutorial

Tutorial here: http://ayoungprogrammer.blogspot.ca/2012/10/tutorial-install-opencv-242-for-windows.html

1. Install ZBar (Windows Installer)

http://sourceforge.net/projects/zbar/files/zbar/0.10/zbar-0.10-setup.exe/download

Check install developmental libraries and headers (You will need this)

Install ZBar in the default directory
“C:Program FilesZBar”

2. Import headers and libraries

Tools ->Options 

Projects & Solutions -> VC++ Directories
Go to “Include files” and add: “C:Program FilesZBarinclude”

 Go to “Library files and add: “C:Program FilesZBarlib”

3. Link libraries in current project

Create an empy blank console project
Right click your project -> Properties -> Configuration Properties -> Linker -> Input

In additional dependencies copy and paste the following:
libzbar-0.lib
opencv_core242d.lib
opencv_imgproc242d.lib
opencv_highgui242d.lib
opencv_ml242d.lib
opencv_video242d.lib
opencv_features2d242d.lib
opencv_calib3d242d.lib
opencv_objdetect242d.lib
opencv_contrib242d.lib
opencv_legacy242d.lib
opencv_flann242d.lib

4. Test Program

Make a new file in your project: main.cpp
 #include "zbar.h"  
 #include "cv.h"  
 #include "highgui.h"  
 #include <iostream>  
 using namespace std;  
 using namespace zbar;  
 using namespace cv;  
 int main(void){  
      ImageScanner scanner;  
      scanner.set_config(ZBAR_NONE, ZBAR_CFG_ENABLE, 1);  
       // obtain image data  
      char file[256];  
      cin>>file;  
      Mat img = imread(file,0);  
      Mat imgout;  
      cvtColor(img,imgout,CV_GRAY2RGB);  
      int width = img.cols;  
      int height = img.rows;  
   uchar *raw = (uchar *)img.data;  
   // wrap image data  
   Image image(width, height, "Y800", raw, width * height);  
   // scan the image for barcodes  
   int n = scanner.scan(image);  
   // extract results  
   for(Image::SymbolIterator symbol = image.symbol_begin();  
     symbol != image.symbol_end();  
     ++symbol) {  
                vector<Point> vp;  
     // do something useful with results  
     cout << "decoded " << symbol->get_type_name()  
        << " symbol "" << symbol->get_data() << '"' <<" "<< endl;  
           int n = symbol->get_location_size();  
           for(int i=0;i<n;i++){  
                vp.push_back(Point(symbol->get_location_x(i),symbol->get_location_y(i))); 
           }  
           RotatedRect r = minAreaRect(vp);  
           Point2f pts[4];  
           r.points(pts);  
           for(int i=0;i<4;i++){  
                line(imgout,pts[i],pts[(i+1)%4],Scalar(255,0,0),3);  
           }  
           cout<<"Angle: "<<r.angle<<endl;  
   }  
      imshow("imgout.jpg",imgout);  
   // clean up  
   image.set_data(NULL, 0);  
       waitKey();  
 }  

5. Copy libzbar-0.dll from C:/Program Files/ZBar/bin to your project folder

6. Run program 

Sample Images