[Coral-List] Picture Randomization Software Recommendation

Matthew Johnston johnmatt at nova.edu
Thu Oct 16 12:19:57 EDT 2014

Hi Nicole,

I don't have a recommendation for random image captures from film, however CPCe (Coral Point Count with Excel extensions) is a free software tool produced by the National Coral Reef Institute at NSU that can facilitate ecological assessment once you have your sample images.  With CPCe you can sample random points on your image, classify them based on a set of user-defined types, and run coverage statistics that are sent to excel automatically.

For more information about CPCe and to download the latest version, you can visit http://www.nova.edu/ocean/cpce/

If you have any questions about the software, please let me know.


Matt Johnston
Research Scientist/Scientific Computer Programmer
National Coral Reef Institute
Nova Southeastern University Oceanographic Center
Guy Harvey Research Institute
8000 N. Ocean Drive, Dania, FL 33004 USA
johnmatt at nova.edu<mailto:johnmatt at nova.edu>
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Date: Wed, 15 Oct 2014 14:03:59 -0400
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I'm wondering if anyone would have recommendations for software that
randomizes picture grabs from video to then do ecological assessments on?
Prefer if the software is free or more cheaply available, but user-friendly
software is always nice!  Hopefully my description of the method makes

Thank you!
  Nicole Morgan

Ph.D. Student
EOAS, Florida State University


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