Easy Bounding Picture Annotation Box with a simple mod for VGG annotated image
If your newly created real-world imagery data is very likely, you need to make some object annotations to get your training data in a usable state. How are you going to do this? Maybe you
People randomly push the Amazon Turkmen to do this for you using one of the bundles of comments available there.
Get the slave labor, ie graduate students, to spend 16 hours a day working on it.
Do it yourself (hoping to help friends, colleagues or co-workers).
I do not have graduate students, and the data for one of my projects is private, so it can not be “sourced” or transmitted to any online service. But, I have willing colleagues (I hope). It’s just a matter of using a good, easy-to-use illustration tool that I can provide to my colleagues at work.
It turns out that there are lots of annotations tools for the pictures, but hardly any of them meet my needs! Just search online for photo annotations or see the Wikipedia menu.
The annotation tool’s requirements are,
easy to use
Fast (I can not spend people spending dozens of hours working on it)
It can not require any software installation with dependencies like Python or Java etc.
They must be portable from work to home and do not require a web server.
Must be free (due to lack of official budget)
I need to create simple surround box coordinates with labels
I just need to label a few categories of objects
Did you mention quickly and easily …
It turned out that it was difficult to find any illustrative tool that could meet these requirements. I found one that was “almost big”. This post is about “very large” trim to “awesome” (for my own use case).
VGG Image Annotator (VIA)
VIA is an open-source image inspector that is very useful. It is one of many interesting projects under the active development of the Oxford University Group for Visual Engineering (VGG).
Some of the great features of VIA are,
It exists in one html file. This file can be opened in the browser and use it from the line.
They have a variety of shapes in the area (I only need rectangles)
VIA is easy to use and intuitive. However, version 1.0.x is slow to use. You can easily scroll through a list of images and simply use the mouse to draw the bond boxes, however, you must enter the region labels by typing them into an interface such as the spreadsheet in a different part of the GUI.
Here’s an example,
There is no MOD interface image
My simple edit will add easy-to-use buttons placed under the image. It is very fast to use!
Modified VIA image
With this simple adjustment, I discovered that I could work square boxes and posters with 3 rows at a rate of 15-20 pictures per minute.
VIA Buttons-for-Labels Modification
There are two things you added,
Set the html buttons directly after the “div” for the image pane.
I will use the code from the mod I used to picture a guy for example a bike. You can add more or less buttons and any labels you need.