Opencv – Could not find module FindOpenCV.cmake ( Error in configuration process)


I wrote a CMakeLists.txt for a project in C++, which uses OpenCV libraries. When I try to create the project using cmake, I get the next configuration problem:

CMake Error at CMakeLists.txt:15 (find_package):
  Could not find module FindOpenCV.cmake or a configuration file for package

  Adjust CMAKE_MODULE_PATH to find FindOpenCV.cmake or set OpenCV_DIR to the
  directory containing a CMake configuration file for OpenCV.  The file will
  have one of the following names:


The fact is that I have an environment variable for the path which I use in Visual Studio with no problems. If I don't include OpenCV, then I can configure and generate with no problem, but I need to solve the problem. I don't understand why cmake cannot find the OpenCV path or how to fix it.

I also used the recommendations mentioned in this link:

Does anybody had this problem too?

Best Solution

The error you're seeing is that CMake cannot find a FindOpenCV.cmake file, because cmake doesn't include one out of the box. Therefore you need to find one and put it where cmake can find it:

You can find a good start here. If you're feeling adventurous you can also write your own.

Then add it somewhere in your project and adjust CMAKE_MODULE_PATH so that cmake can find it.

e.g., if you have


Then you should do a


In your CMakeLists.txt file before you do a find_package(OpenCV)

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