Create a project

A team member can have one of the following roles: Team Owner, Team Admin, or Contributor. Team Owners and Team Admins have access to all their team’s projects. When you want to add a contributor to your project, you should assign them to one of the following roles: Annotator, QA, and Project Admin. Learn more about project permissions.


Create a project

To create a project:

  1. In the Projects tab, click New Project.
  2. Choose the project type: Image (Vector), Image (Pixel), Video, or Text.
  3. Type your project’s name.
    There's an additional step for Video Projects only. You can choose to enable Frame mode to move through the video(s) frame by frame. When you enable Frame mode, you need to enter an FPS.
  4. Click Create.



When you create the project successfully: You've successfully created the [project name] project.


Warnings and limitations for Video Projects

  • Make sure that the value of the FPS matches the FPS of the video(s) you want to upload.
  • If your video has a dynamic frame rate or is corrupted, then your annotations won’t be accurate.
  • Note that you won’t be able to change the mode once you’ve created the project.

SDK functions

To create a project:

    project_name = "Project Name",
    project_description = "Project Description",
    project_type = "Vector")

To create a Video Project and set the frame rate:

    project_name = "Project Name",
    project_description = "Project Description",
    project_type = "Video",
    settings = [{‘attribute”: “FrameRate”, “value”: 24}]

Project types

Vector Projects

Choose Vector if you want to complete object detection projects. The tools in Vector Projects include Points, Polyline, Polygon, Bounding Box, Ellipse, 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 tools in Pixel Projects include Smart segmentation, Polygon, Brush, Box, and Ellipse.

Video Projects

With Video Projects, you can annotate videos with Bounding Boxes, track objects over the timeline, detect events, add tags, and more.

Text Projects

With Text Projects, you can annotate texts for named-entity recognition (NER), use simple and nested tags for text classification, and more.


Video Projects and Text Projects don't have the Workflow functionality.