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Settings

Project Name
Default Path
If all images in your project are saved in a single folder, set the default path to the location of this folder. The VIA application will load images from this folder by default. Note: a default path of "./" indicates that the folder containing via.html application file also contains the images in this project. For example: /datasets/VOC2012/JPEGImages/ or C:\Documents\data\ (note the trailing / and \)
Search Path List
If you define multiple paths, all these folders will be searched to find images in this project. We do not recommend this approach as it is computationally expensive to search for images in multiple folders.
    Region Label
    By default, each region in an image is labelled using the region-id. Here, you can select a more descriptive labelling of regions.
    Region Label Font
    Font size and font family for showing region labels.
    Preload Buffer Size
    Images are preloaded in buffer to allow smoother navigation of next/prev images. A large buffer size may slow down the overall browser performance. To disable preloading, set buffer size to 0.
    On-image Annotation Editor
    When a single region is selected, the on-image annotation editor is gets activated which the user to update annotations of this region. By default, this on-image annotation editor is placed near the selected region.

    File Not Found

    Filename:

    We recommend that you update the default path in project settings to the folder which contains this image.

    A temporary fix is to use browser's file selector to manually locate and add this file. We do not recommend this approach because it requires you to repeat this process every time your load this project in the VIA application.

    • To start annotation, select images (or, add images from URL or absolute path) and draw regions
    • Use attribute editor to define attributes (e.g. name) and annotation editor to describe each region (e.g. cat) using these attributes.
    • Remember to save your project before closing this application so that you can load it later to continue annotation.
    • For help, see the Getting Started page and pre-loaded demo: image annotation and face annotation.

    A more detailed user guide (with screenshots and descriptions) is available here.

    1. Load Images: The first step is to load all the images that you wish to annotate. There are multiple ways to add images to a VIA project. Choose the method that suits your use case.
      • Method 1: Selecting local files using browser's file selector
        1. Click Project → Add local files
        2. Select desired images and click Open
      • Method 2: Adding files from URL or absolute path
        1. Click Project → Add files from URL
        2. Enter URL and click OK
      • Method 3: Adding files from list of url or absolute path stored in text file
        1. Create a text file containing URL and absolute path (one per line)
        2. Click Project → Add url or path from text file
        3. Select the text file and click Open
    2. Draw Regions: Select a region shape (rectangle, circle, ellipse, polygon, point, polyline) from the left sidebar and draw regions as follows:
      • Rectangle, Circle and Ellipse
        • Press left mouse button, drag mouse cursor and release mouse button.
        • To define a point inside an existing region, click inside the region to select it (if not already selected), now press left mouse button, drag and release to draw region inside existing region.
        • To select, click inside the region. If the click point contains multiple regions, then clicking multiple times at that location shuffles selection through those regions.
      • Point
        • Click to define points.
        • To draw a region inside existing region, click inside the region to select it (if not already selected), now click again to define the point.
        • To select, click on (or near) the existing point.
      • Polygon and Polyline
        • Click to define vertices.
        • Press [Enter] to finish drawing the region or press [Esc] to cancel.
        • If the first vertex needs to be defined inside an existing region, click inside the region to select it (if not already selected), now click again to define the vertex.
        • To select, click inside the region. If the click point contains multiple regions, then clicking multiple times at that location shuffles selection through those regions.
    3. Create Annotations: For a more detailed description of this step, see Creating Annotations : VIA User Guide. Click the View → Toggle attributes editor to show attributes editor panel in left sidebar and add the desired file or region attributes (e.g. name). Now click View → Toggle annotations editor to show the annotation editor panel in the bottom side. Update the annotations for each region.
    4. Export Annotations: To export the annotations in json or csv format, click Annotation → Export annotations in top menubar.
    5. Save Project: To save the project, click Project → Save in top menubar.
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    Version 2.0.2

    VGG Image Annotator (VIA) is an image annotation tool that can be used to define regions in an image and create textual descriptions of those regions. VIA is an open source project developed at the Visual Geometry Group and released under the BSD-2 clause license.

    Here is a list of some salient features of VIA:

    • based solely on HTML, CSS and Javascript (no external javascript libraries)
    • can be used off-line (full application in a single html file of size < 400KB)
    • requires nothing more than a modern web browser (tested on Firefox, Chrome and Safari)
    • supported region shapes: rectangle, circle, ellipse, polygon, point and polyline
    • import/export of region data in csv and json file format

    For more details, visit http://www.robots.ox.ac.uk/~vgg/software/via/.

     

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