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Welcome to PhotosynQ!

Prefer video tutorials? Go to PhotosynQ’s youtube channel for full tutorial videos to get you up and running faster than a bamboo shoot on a sunny day! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvJrVf_OUX8ukD01AjmDwSg

Step 1: Collect Data I have a Android smartphone (Honeycomb 3.0 or better)

Find and install the PhotosynQ app in the google play store. Complete the tutorial which begins when app starts.

I have a PC, Mac, or Linux and Google Chrome browser

Install Google Chrome. Then download the PhotosynQ Chrome app from:


Open the app, and complete the tutorial.

Step 2: Explore Data In your computer’s web browser, go to www.photosynq.org/discover and select the project you contributed to. Click on the ‘dashboard’ link on the left hand side of the project page. Be patient, mammal - it may take some time for the data to load! Once loaded, you can map the data, compare results on the X and Y axis, view the distributions of results, and more!

For a full tutorial of the online data analysis tool, go to: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvJrVf_OUX8ukD01AjmDwSg

Step 3: Contribute to Science!

Now that you understand the basic idea, you can find a project to take part in at www.photosynq.org/discover. You can collect data, analyze results, and add to the discussion on the comments thread.

Or you can create your own project at www.photosynq.org/projects/new.

Step 4: Keep up-to-date To keep up with new developments, features, and PhotosynQ news, sign up to the email list at www.blog.photosynq.org (right hand side of the page).

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