RootPainter is a GUI-based software tool for the rapid training of deep neural networks for use in biological image analysis. RootPainter uses a client-server architecture, allowing users with a typical laptop to utilise a GPU on a more computationally powerful server.

Accessing RootPainter

To load the module for RootPainter please use this command on the BEAR systems (BlueBEAR and BEAR Cloud VMs):

📋 module load bear-apps/2022a
module load RootPainter/

BEAR Apps Version



EL8-icelake (GPUs: NVIDIA A100, NVIDIA A30) — EL8-sapphirerapids

The listed architectures consist of two part: OS-CPU. The OS used is represented by EL and there are several different processor (CPU) types available on BlueBEAR. More information about the processor types on BlueBEAR is available on the BlueBEAR Job Submission page.


  • imagecodecs 2023.3.16
  • root_painter_trainer

More Information

For more information visit the RootPainter website.


This version of RootPainter has a direct dependency on: CUDA/11.7.0 foss/2022a Pillow/9.1.1-GCCcore-11.3.0 Python/3.10.4-GCCcore-11.3.0 PyTorch/2.0.1-foss-2022a-CUDA-11.7.0 scikit-image/0.19.3-foss-2022a SciPy-bundle/2022.05-foss-2022a torchvision/0.15.2-foss-2022a-CUDA-11.7.0

Last modified on 28th June 2023