Split-Desktop accepts digital still images for analysis.
The first step is for the user to acquire images in the field and download these images onto the computer. Split-Desktop then assists the user in properly scaling the images. Next, the fragments in each of the images are delineated automatically and the user can and should edit as necessary. When the set of images is scaled and edited the size distribution of the rock fragments is determined.
Split-Desktop allows the resulting size distributions to be plotted in various forms (linear-linear, log-linear, log-log, and Rosin-Rammler). The size distribution results can also be stored in a tab-delineated file for access in separate spreadsheet and plotting programs.