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Defining the Future of 3D Machine Vision

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Zivid Python

Zivid Python is the official Python package for Zivid 3D cameras. Read more about Zivid at

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Contents: Installation | Quick Start | Examples | Versioning | License | Support | Test Matrix



Windows users also needs to make sure that the Zivid SDK installation folder is in system PATH before using the package, not only the terminal PATH variable. The default install location that should be added to system PATH is C:\Program Files\Zivid\bin.

Using PIP

The easiest way to install Zivid Python is to use PIP.

On some systems Python 3 pip is called pip3. In this guide we assume it is called pip.

When using PIP version 19 or higher build dependencies are handled automatically.

Installation may take some time since the script will download additional dependencies and compile C++ source code in the background.

pip install zivid


If you are using a version of PIP older than version 19 please manually install the dependencies listed in pyproject.toml before installing zivid.

pip install <packages listed in pyproject.toml>
pip install zivid

Quick Start

Launch a Python interpreter and run the following code.

import zivid
app = zivid.Application()
camera = app.connect_camera()
frame = camera.capture()"my-frame.zdf")

For more advanced usage see the Examples section.

Using camera emulation

If you do not have a camera, you can use the MiscObjects.zdf file in to emulate a camera.

import zivid
app = zivid.Application()
camera = app.create_file_camera("path/to/MiscObjects.zdf")
frame = camera.capture()"my-frame.zdf")


Standalone example programs can be found in the samples directory.


This python module is using PEP 440 for versioning. The features available in the module depends on the Zivid SDK version used when building the module. When updating this Python package it is recommended to also update to the latest Zivid SDK. Refer to the Test Matrix for supported version.

The version number of the Zivid Python module consists of six numbers. The three first numbers of the version is the semantic version of the code in this repository. The last three numbers is the version of the underlying Zivid SDK library used by the Python module.

Version breakdown

                                    Zivid SDK version = 1.4.1 (semantic version)
                                    v v v
Zivid Python module version =
                              ^ ^ ^
                              Wrapper code version = 1.0.0 (semantic version)


When installing using PIP it is possible to specify the required version. This can be useful if upgrading Zivid SDK is not desired, but you want to update Zivid Python.

Install latest version of Zivid Python using latest version of Zivid SDK

pip install zivid

Install version 1.0.0 of Zivid Python using latest version of Zivid SDK

pip install zivid==1.0.0

Install version 1.0.0 of Zivid Python using Zivid SDK version 1.4.0

pip install zivid==

Install version 1.0.0 of Zivid Python using Zivid SDK version 1.3.0

pip install zivid==

Support for older versions of Zivid SDK will be discontinued when they are no longer compatible with latest version of the wrapper code.


This project is licensed, see the LICENSE file for details.


Please visit Zivid Knowledge Base for general information on using Zivid 3D cameras. If you cannot find a solution to your issue, please contact

Test matrix

Operating System Python version Zivid SDK version
Ubuntu 18.04 3.6 1.7.0
Ubuntu 16.04 3.5 1.7.0
Fedora 30 3.7 1.7.0
Arch Linux* latest latest
Windows 10* 3.5, 3.6, 3.7 1.7.0

[*] Only build, no unit testing.

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