programs that will measure roots

Joshua Mylne J.Mylne at
Wed Aug 18 10:55:18 EST 1999

Arabidopsis folk,

Thank you for your replys to my post on the newsgroup.  In order to
speed up measuring roots (and avoiding neck pain) I was looking
for a program that would allow me to trace a freehand line over
digital images of roots (which are never straight) and then have the
length of the root recorded in a form that can be pasted straight into
something like MS-excel.  Most people recommended a program
called NIH image.  It was developed by the National Institute of
Health and is a Mac program and is downloadable for free from:

For those who want a PC version of this program for Windows go to
the Scioncorp page where you can download a program called
SciImage (also free).  The webpage is:

Thanks again for your responses.


Josh Mylne
Plant Genetic Engineering Laboratory
Department of Botany
University of Queensland
St. Lucia, 4072
Phone : (07) 3365 4686
Fax : (07) 3365 1699
E-mail : j.mylne at

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