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PlantSnap APP

Discussion in 'Plant Identification' started by wellington, Sep 19, 2018.

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  1. wellington

    wellington Well-Known Member Moderator 5 Year Member Tortoise Club

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    Has anyone used it? Your suppose to be able to just take a picture of the plant, flowers, trees and more. The App instantly ID's it.
    I'm going to try it. It's suppose to be free to down load.
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    Yvonne G Old Timer TFO Admin 10 Year Member! Platinum Tortoise Club

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    Yeah, right. . . what about us guys that access the Forum from our COMPUTER?
  3. wellington

    wellington Well-Known Member Moderator 5 Year Member Tortoise Club

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    Yeah, that won't work.
    All I do have is a smart phone. No computer. Hub does but I barely use it.
    The app has good ratings and plants, etc, from around the world. Going to try it tomorrow. It was already dark out when I downloaded it.
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    Tom The Dog Trainer 5 Year Member Platinum Tortoise Club

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    Keep us posted. This would be great if it works!
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    Following!
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    I’ve used it. Another member recommended it. It’s not always right but a useful tool.
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    wellington Well-Known Member Moderator 5 Year Member Tortoise Club

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    Well, I did a few quick pics of plants I have that I know what they already are.
    So far not real impressed. It got the thistle and tomato leaf correct, but the plumeria leaf and the gardenia leaf both a fail. A second try on the gardenia was correct.
    I still have to learn all the ins and outs of the app. I know a lot has to do with a correct pic quality, etc. However, my pics were all very clear and centered with not a lot going on in them except mainly the leaf in question. I would want to do an unknown plant more then once and maybe even try looking it up under another source, specially if I was wanting to feed it to my torts.
    I wouldn't be happy if I paid for the app.
    Will give it another try when I have more time and have gotten all the ins and outs straight.
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    I have the app and it was right about a few things and very clearly wrong about some things.
    Every vine i took a picture of it said was poison ivy for instance.
    It is helpful because it suggests other plants that may be the one you took a picture of, but it works as expected i would say, the skepticism is well placed.
    However i have discovered a better one that is more accurate called Garden Answers and although not flawless, it is noticeably better than Plant Snap. I even paid for Plant Snap!
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    I have Garden Answers and Picture This. I thought it was the one mentioned here but realized it wasn’t. Neither are correct all the time. I paid for a vine ID from garden answers but the expert they used wasn’t able to positively ID it.
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    I use it an it helps, but often I have to try different edits of the same image and resubmit. If it can't id right away, you can "send" it in for an identification. I tend to cross reference online when I get a chance. Today I'm happy with plantsnapp as I snapped a plant I found growing in the parking lot. Turned out to be Evening Primrose. Now I'm hoping it survives to give me seeds.. BTW, the app is $3.99. I don't 100% trust it's answers, but I'm satisfied with it.
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    I use "Picture this"
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