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Pixel editor

Icon

Tool

Function

Brush (X)

Makes small changes to an annotation or when the image quality is so low that the segmentation tool does not work.

Box tool (M)

Creates annotations in the shape of a square or a rectangle.

Ellipse (J)

Creates annotations in the shape of a circle or an oval.

Polygon (Z)

Creates geometric annotations by connecting the points with lines.

Eraser brush (Shift+X)

Edits instances using the brush tool.

Eraser polygon (Shift+Z)

Edits instances using the polygon tool.

Eraser box (Shift+M)

Edits instances using the box tool.

Eraser ellipse (Shift+J)

Edits instances using the ellipse tool.

Select (V)

Selects, moves, and changes the shape of objects.

Eyedropper (I) and Bucket (B)

Assign a class to an object quickly.

Drag (middle mouse button)

Helps you navigate the canvas.

Tag (Alt+T)

Classifies images. Select Tag, enter a word and select Save.

Comment (C)

Adds comments to your annotations. Select Comment, click an object, and enter a comment.

Class selection

Assigns a class to an object before annotating it.

Right arrow (3)

Goes to the next workflow.

Left arrow (2)

Goes to the previous workflow.

Zoom in (scroll up)

Zooms in the canvas.

Zoom out (scroll down)

Zooms out the canvas.

QA mode (Ctrl+Q)

Shows you to which class each object belongs. Select QA and hover over the objects to see to which class they belong to.

Semantic/instance segmentation mode (Shift+S

When activated, you can perform instance segmentation. When it's disabled, you can perform semantic segmentation.

Overwrite mode (O)

When activated, you can add instances sover annotated areas.

Shortcut keys (Ctrl+K)

Shows you all the keyboard and mouse shortcuts.

Vector editor

Icon

Tool

Function

Select object (V)

Selects, moves, and changes the shape of objects.

Points (P)

Creates points on your image.

Polyline (L)

Creates annotations in the shape of lines.

Polygon (Z)

Creates geometric annotations by connecting the points with lines.

Bounding box (X)

Creates annotations in the shape of boxes.

Rotated box (Ctrl+X)

Creates boxes that rotate.

Ellipse (E)

Creates annotations in the shape of ellipses.

Cuboid (Q)

Creates annotations in the shape of 3D boxes.

Template (T)

Applies a custom vector template.

Ruler (K)

Serves as a guideline while annotating objects.

Comment (C)

Adds comments to your annotations. Select Comment, click an object, and enter a comment.

Eyedropper (I) and Bucket (B)

Assign a class to an object quickly.

Drag (Middle mouse button)

Helps you navigate the canvas.

Tag (Alt+T)

Classifies images. Select Tag, enter a word and select Save.

Class selection

Assigns a class to an object before annotating it.

Right arrow (3)

Goes to the next workflow.

Left arrow (2)

Goes to the previous workflow.

Zoom in (Scroll up)

Zooms in the canvas.

Zoom out (Scroll down)

Zooms out the canvas.

QA mode (Ctrl+Q)

Shows you to which class each object belongs. Select QA and hover over the objects to see to which class they belong to.

Shortcut keys (Ctrl+K)

Shows you all the keyboard and mouse shortcuts.

Top panel

Icon

Tool

Function

Undo (Ctrl+Z)

Reverses an action.

Redo (Ctrl+Shift+Z)

Redoes an action you’ve undone.

Duplicate (Ctrl+D)

Duplicates objects.

Show/Hide objects (R)

Shows or hides annotated objects.

Show/Hide labels

Shows and hides labels.

Show/Hide comments

Shows or hides comments.

Add instructions link

Shows the instructions link.

Add instructions file

Shows the instructions file.

Group (Ctrl+G)

Groups selected objects.

Ungroup (Ctrl+Shift+G)

Ungroups selected objects.

Right panel

Class

Icon

Tool

Function

Group visibility

Shows the group’s instances on the image.

Reset class

Assigns the class to an empty category.

Select/Deselect group

Selects and deselects the group.

Delete class

Deletes the class.

Instance

Icon

Tool

Function

Revert (Ctrl+Shift+R)

Deletes all annotations.

Expand/Collapse instances

Expands and collapses all the instances.

Instance visibility

Shows the group’s instances on the image.

Select/Deselect instance

Selects and deselects the instance.

Remove

Deletes the instance.

Disapprove

Disapprove an instance.

Approve

Approve an instance.

Miscellaneous

Icon

Tool

Function

Sort list

Sorts the annotations by class name and group size.

Pin (Ctrl/Cmd+P)

Pins the image.

Updated 2 months ago


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