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Leafsnap is the first in a series of electronic field guides being developed by researchers from Columbia University, the University of Maryland, and the Smithsonian Institution. This free mobile app uses visual recognition software to help identify tree species from photographs of their leaves.

Leafsnap contains beautiful high-resolution images of leaves, flowers, fruit, petiole, seeds, and bark. Leafsnap currently includes the trees of the Northeast and will soon grow to include the trees of the entire continental United States. Leafsnap's high-resolution images were created by the conservation organization Finding Species.

What's New in Version 1.06

- Fixed camera screen on iOS 8
- Updated look

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Everybody should stop complaining, it's an electronic field guide! There's no other app like this and you should definitely give it a next time you go camping etc.
great tool for kids. Plus its free. Comes with lots of nice pictures of different species and their flower, seed, and leaves. Very educational and neat.

Amazing free app

Technology and the great outdoors. I have found that photographing against the sky works well for the white background. The technology is reading the edges for the leaf so it needs this plain background. LeafSnap is great fun for kids, combining technology and nature. Been using it for years and look forward to LeafSnap's development.

Updated Still Needed

I see that the update came out today however the application has not been updated for retina graphics so all of the buttons and icons are all still blurry, and the choices under options are all outdated graphics and buttons and images are still needs a some work done.

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  • Free
  • Category: Education
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  • Version: 1.06
  • Size: 53.7 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.1.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

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