RootDetection Image Based Plant Root Detection

RootDetection is an automated tool for evaluating photographs of plant roots. It detects single strand roots, traces their paths and measures the resulting lengths - completely automatic.

All results are written to an embedded database and can be exported as MS Excel compatible CSV files.

RootDetection also provides tools for manually tracing features like hypocotyls or side roots.

For a detailed overview please check the Features page.

RootDetection has been developed as a voluntary effort by Ole Trenner and Kristian Ullrich.


RootDetection is free software. It is licensed under the MIT License.

The following libraries were used for the development of RootDetection:

For detailed licensing information including the license texts of the used libraries please check the LICENSE file in the RootDetection ZIP-archive.