Frequently Asked Questions
- How do I cite LEAF GUI?
- Is LEAF GUI free?
- Who can I use LEAF GUI?
- What types of images work best in LEAF GUI?
- Can I collaborate with you on a project?
- I've got noise in my images outside of the leaves, is that ok?
- Do you plan to release future versions of LEAF GUI?
- Why do some of the functions take so long?
Please cite as: Price, C.A., O. Symonova, Y. Mileyko, T. Hilley and J.S. Weitz
Plant Physiology, 155 (236-245).
Yes, LEAF GUI is free for academic use. For the specific legal stuff, see the license
on the download page. Please contact us if you would like to use the software for
TIF's, GIFs, JPEG's, BMP's, PNG's, the only recommendation is the that the
resolution be good enough to see minor veins, and their be good contrast
between veins and the background.
Anybody. You don't need any programming or image analysis experience.
It designed to be simple and user friendly.
Potentially, perhaps check out the "Who We Are" page to learn more about our research interests.
No problem, LEAF GUI has a number of cropping and image cleaning tools and tricks to allow you to get good results.
Yes, that's the plan. We are constantly working to improve LEAF GUI, and adding features to make leaf network and areole analysis easy and fast.
The time it takes to complete different processes depends primarily on the image resolution (pixels/area), size of the leaf, and its vein density. Some of the algorithms, in particular, the Vein Stats, Areole Stats, and Prune algorithms have may need to perform hundreds of thousands of calculations, which can take several minutes to complete. While we are always working to improve the performance of the software, some of this is unavoidable, so patience is advised.