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import io
import picamera
import cv2
import numpy
#Create a memory stream so photos doesn't need to be saved in a file
stream = io.BytesIO()
#Get the picture (low resolution, so it should be quite fast)
#Here you can also specify other parameters (e.g.:rotate the image)
with picamera.PiCamera() as camera:
camera.resolution = (320, 240)
camera.capture(stream, format='jpeg')
#Convert the picture into a numpy array
buff = numpy.fromstring(stream.getvalue(), dtype=numpy.uint8)
#Now creates an OpenCV image
img = cv2.imdecode(buff, 1)
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