Using a camera to take vertical root pictures

Guillaume Lobet | 2012-06-19 | root image camera

One way to take root picture using a camera is just to hold your root system by the collar and take a picture. While this technique might be the fastest and the easiest one, it is also to easiest way to get a bad picture. Here is a couple of things to think of before taking such image. Use young plants Choose the proper camera and lens (A) Always place the camera at the same distance of the roots (B) Use a dark, matt background (C) Place a scale on the background (D) About the root system… More...

Using a scanner to take root pictures

Guillaume Lobet | 2012-06-18 | root image scanner

Using a scanner is the best way to have picture with a high contrast and resolution. However, the speed of the acquisition is rather slow compared to a camera, specially if the resolution is high. Spread your root carefully (A) Choose a sufficient resolution About the root system Scanning can be used with large root system as it is possible to separate the different root on scanner surface. It is important to carefully spread the root in order to avoid overlaps and crossing as much as… More...

Using a camera to take horizontal root pictures

Guillaume Lobet | 2012-06-17 | root image camera

One way to take root picture using a camera is to put the root system on a flat surface and take picture from above. This technique is fast and can be used with large root system. Here is a couple of things to think of before taking such image. Choose the proper camera and lens (A) Always place the camera at the same distance of the roots (B) Use a dark, matt background (C) Place a scale on the background (D) Carefully separate the different roots About the root system This technique can be… More...
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