I have been using OpenCV (without IPP) for some time. I understand that OpenCV calls the IPP functions automatically if available. In that case, if I'm interested only in image-processing, do I need to know IPP syntax at all? I mean, will using the IPP syntax (such as the Ipp8u structure) have any advantages at all? Or can I simply continue writing the OpenCV code that I already know, and install and link the IPP libraries to get full advantage?