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Question : How can you extract the % of wetland from an UV aerial picture using photoshop?
_ Instructions : 1. isolate the part that you are interested in using the menu/ image/ adjustment/ replace color. There you want to have a quite fuzzy selection and darken the desired part.
after isolating the part you are interested in -black area- apply menu/ image/ adjustment/ threshold
use magic wand /untick "contiguous" pixel to select all the black pixels available. Open menu/ window/ histogram/ expanded view. Here you will see how many black pixels are selected. Now you know how many black pixels there is on this image - corresponding the area of wetland from the original UV picture. You can convert the number of pixels into a % (proportions of wetland) or in surface area for quantifying. It is possible to optimize this workflow by creating a script or recording the chain of actions.