Reading images is a common recipe you will use in MatPlotLib. Reguarly in data science you will be building models based on images (this is very popular in machine learning). So, it would be helpful to display those images and MatPlotLib can help with this. In this article, we will see how to read and view images with MatPlotLib.
To read images with MatPlotLib, we use the
imread method on
pyplot. Then, to display the image, we use the
imshow method. In this example, I have placed a picture of pikachu in the same directory as my code.
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt image = plt.imread('pikachu.jpg') plt.imshow(image) plt.show()