Our rating: 4.4 out of 5
- Makes working with image graphs much easier
- Fairly easy to use, once you get the hang of it
- Not the most user-friendly software
- Very dull design
WebPlotDigitizer is not a program that just anyone can use or even a one that you may need. However, if you work with a graph or are an engineer, it is definitely a program you should consider using. The program isn’t too old but has been out for enough years that it has a bit of following.
The program will not be something you use every day, but it is nice to have in your reserve for the times you need it. It does make your work a lot easier. If you work with graphs on a daily basis then this software is definitely one you should download. WebPlotDigitizer helps easily digitize image graphs into numerical data. You can work with any type of graph or map from bar to ternary diagram and it will extract the data for you to easily analyze.
So how does it work?
You should know that the program is not completely automatic, don’t expect to take a picture and all the data will appear. You can import the graph in form of an image, then you need to select specific points on the line and then go over the line so the points can be picked up by the program.
Is it easy to use?
Well, you don’t need to be a rocket scientist to use the program. It isn’t difficult to use but you will need to be a bit tech savvy to use the program. It took us a few tries to get the graph to properly digitalize the data but once you get the hang of it, it is fairly easy to use.
If you deal with a lot of graphs and want a program that can help you digitize the data with a bit of input from your end. It does make the process a lot easier if you have a graph in image format and need to extract the data. If not, then there is no point of having the software.