Create a project

Step 1: Enter project details

To create a project:

  1. In the left toolbar, click Projects.
  2. Click the + button.
  3. Type your project’s name and description (both fields are mandatory).
  4. Choose the annotation type: Vector, Pixel, Videos with attached URLs, or Documents with attached URLs (mandatory).
  5. Click Next.

Annotation type

Vector Projects

Choose Vector if you want to complete object detection projects. The Vector tools include Points, Polyline, Polygon, Bounding Box, Ellipse, Template, Cuboid, and many more.

Pixel Projects

Choose Pixel if you want to complete semantic and panoptic segmentation projects using edge detection and image segmentation algorithms. The Pixel tools include Smart segmentation, Polygon, Brush, Box, and Ellipse.

Videos with attached URLs

Choose Videos with attached URLs if you want to annotate videos.

Documents with attached URLs

Choose Documents with attached URLs if you want to annotate documents.


The following projects don't have the Workflow and Analytics tabs:

  • Videos with attached URLs
  • Documents with attached URLs

Step 2: Add classes and attributes

To add a class, choose one of the following two methods:

Method 1

Choose or drag a JSON file from your computer.

You need to import a JSON file that contains the following mandatory fields: name, color, attribute_groups, name, is_multiselect, attributes, and name.

    "name": "Cuboid",
    "color": "#e6dc27",
    "attribute_groups": [
        "name": "Position",
        "is_multiselect": 0,
        "attributes": [
            "name": "Middle",


  • “name”: string - Class Name
  • “color”: string - Class color (example: “#000000”, black)
  • “attribute_groups”: array of objects - List of all the attributes
    • “name”: string - Attribute Name
    • “is_multiselect” : integer - It’s either 0 or 1. It’s 1 if you can select multiple attributes, and it’s 0 if you can choose only one attribute.
    • “attributes”: array of objects - List of attribute values.
      • “name”: string - Attribute value

Method 2

To add a class:

  1. Click New class.
  2. Type a class name.
  3. Choose a color.

Your class will be saved automatically. You can also choose to add an attribute or multiple attributes.

To add an attribute:

  1. Click Add attribute group.
  2. Type an attribute group name.
  3. Type an attribute name.
  4. Check the Allow multiple selection box (optional).
  5. Click + or press Enter.

Your attribute group(s) and attribute(s) will be saved automatically. You can add multiple attribute groups and attributes.


Check Allow multiple selection if the attributes can exist within an object simultaneously. When you do that, you'll be able to assign multiple attributes to an object. For example, if you're annotating a car that's blue and black, choose the attributes blue and black.


Don't check Allow multiple selection if the attributes can't exist simultaneously. For example, a dog can't be small and medium at the same time.

Step 3: Add contributors

To add a project contributor:

  1. Choose a team member from the drop-down list.
  2. Choose a role: Admin, Annotator, or QA. Each role has specific team permissions and project permissions.
  3. Click Add.
  4. Click Create.

You can add as many contributors as available.

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