Run OpenPIV online

Use Google Colab project and import one of the OpenPIV Python notebooks

https://colab.research.google.com/notebook#create=true&language=python3

Or click the launch binder button to get a fully running cloud for you thanks to Jupyter and Mybinder

https://github.com/alexlib/openpiv-python-example

Download and install locally

Download the software using the http://www.openpiv.net/downloads.html or using the source code cloning from Github, for instance

git clone https://github.com/openpiv/openpiv-python
git clone https://github.com/openpiv/openpiv-matlab

Getting started screencasts and tutorials

  1. Matlab - see the screencast http://youtu.be/yg-LjAt-v3Q or read the tutorial by Sergio Bengoechea Lozano, TU Berlin [[https://github.com/OpenPIV/openpiv.github.com/wiki/Tutorial_OpenPIV.pdf]]
  2. Python - http://www.openpiv.net/openpiv-python/
  3. C++ - not ready yet
  4. Spatial and Temporal Analysis Toolbox http://www.openpiv.net/openpiv-spatial-analysis-toolbox/

Support and documentation

How to get support? Where to ask questions? Use one of the following:

  1. Use our mailing list https://groups.google.com/forum/?hl=en#!forum/openpiv-users
  2. E-mail to openpiv2008@gmail.com
  3. Comment on the Github repository or open an issue on Github, for instance https://github.com/OpenPIV/openpiv-python/issues

How do we help our users

We typically answer very quickly on our mailing list. Users that have difficulty to read images or process it, send e-mails like this one:

`Dear Sir/Madam,

I am not being able to load images at all. Everytime I try to load an image tif/bmp/etc... I hear a error sound on my mac and thats it.
Any advice?`

We usually suggest to have a Dropbox or FTP with a bunch of images (in this particular case it was very helpful to see more than just a first pair, because there is no motion in the first pair).

We got a Dropbox share and the question about our Matlab GUI-based version. So instead of writing back, we shot this screenshot and send back to the user. On the way to the next satisfied OpenPIV user :)

Screenshot of Matlab GUI-based OpenPIV session