[Coral-List] Free software for percent cover analysis?

Matthew Johnston johnmatt at nova.edu
Wed Jun 17 08:57:42 EDT 2015

Hi Zoe,

CPCe, which you previously used, is still freely available at the following link:



Matt Johnston, PhD
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I?m trying to analyze some photos of fouling communities to figure out the percent cover of the species, is there a really good (free) program recommended for this? I?m thinking I?d like to lay down 50 random or non-random points on a picture, then count the points per species to get percent cover. In a lab I worked for in the past I used Coral Point Count (CPC) to analyze photos from coral reefs, which worked really well, but no longer have access to that software. Any advice is appreciated!



Zo? Scott

M.S. Student

Department of Biology

California State University, Northridge

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