Identify plants by photo possible with the PlantNet app, which lets you discover new species. Available on Android and iPhone (iOS) phones, the free tool can identify the plant name with only one image. To obtain the result, the service uses a botanical database with millions of records which makes it possible to give very accurate answers. In addition, users can contribute to improving the app by confirming that the suggestion presented matches the photo submitted.
To achieve a more efficient experience, the platform gives tips on how to capture photographs for easy reading by the system. This decreases the obstacles to plant recognition. Basic use of the application does not require registration. The following procedure was performed on a smartphone running Google's operating system, but the tips also apply to Apple devices. In this tutorial, the dnetc teaches you how to use PlantNet to find out a plant name.
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Learn how to use PlantNet to identify plants by photo Foto: Raquel Freire / dnetc
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Step 1. Install PlantNet on your mobile phone from the dnetc page. When you open the app you will be asked to access your location. Deny or allow, as you wish this does not prevent use, only the location will be added to the photos of the plants you capture. Then tap the camera button to load the plant image;
Select photo capture button in PlantNet app Photo: Reproduction / Raquel Freire
Step 2. The app will ask permission to access the storage and camera phone. Tap "Allow" otherwise he will not be able to perform his main function. Then a short tutorial on how best to take plant photos will be displayed as they should be as isolated as possible, away from other species. Press "OK" to proceed;
Gives access to Cell Phone storage and camera Photo: Reproduction / Raquel Freire
Step 3. You can capture a photo on the spot or upload a saved image to the smartphone gallery. In this tutorial, we chose the "Camera" option to make a new registration. Simply frame the floor plan as explained in the previous step tutorial and press the capture button;
Capture the plant photo with the PlantNet app Photo: Reproduction / Raquel Freire
Step 4. If the photo has gone bad, squeeze the trash can to discard the image and make a new capture. On the other hand, if the result is satisfactory, tap the check button to use. Then define the characteristics of the plant to be identified: "Leaf", "Flower", "Fruit" or "Stem";
Selection of the type of plant organ you want to identify with the PlantNet app Photo: Reproduction / Raquel Freire
Step 5. PlantNet will display the most likely species at the top, with other possibilities at the bottom. The app rene several photos per plant, so the user can confirm if the image of the collection corresponds to the plant in question. If the search is correct and you would like to inform this community, go to "Confirm" and then tap "Contribute". The "Cancel" option skips the following steps;
Confirm the correspondence between the plant photo and the result found by PlantNet Photo: Reproduction / Raquel Freire
Step 6. For those registered in the system, simply enter the username, password and tap "Connected". Otherwise, go to "Create a user account". Create a login, enter your name and email, make a password and press the button "Create a user account";
Create a PlantNet User Account Photo: Reproduction / Raquel Freire
Step 7. The confirmation will be sent automatically after the account is created. Capture whenever you want to know the name of a plant with PlantNet.
Observation on PlantNet Photo Search Result Photo: Reproduction / Raquel Freire
Ready. Take advantage of the tip and get to know the plant types you want with the PlantNet app.
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