January 2021 Update

January 2021 Update

January 27, 2021
A series of cards from V7 Darwin

Auto Annotate 5

We're on the 5th version of Auto-Annotate! Other than improving in overall performance, it can now be tweaked to create less-fine outputs.

That's right. You can make Auto-Annotate look as if it's polygon was made by a human.

Select a value of fine-ness between 1 and 5 and start labelling! Note that less-fine polygons are also more performant, in case you are labelling long videos with many polygons.

Merge and Subtract Polygons


For the semantic segmentation crowd out there. Previously the only way to cut holes into polygons or create islands was to use the Brush tool. You can now merge & subtract any polygon from another. Press SHIFT+M or SHIFT+S  and click on your target.

Comment Mentions


Press @ to start mentioning another user in your comments. They will be notified and start following the thread. When typing a user's name you can press TAB  or ENTER  to include them without having to click on their name.

Mass Status Changes


You'll see a new button on the bottom toolbar after selecting images. You can now change the status of multiple images at once!

Polyline Interpolation


Polylines now automatically interpolate in videos. Just like in other annotation types, keyframes will form each time you move the annotation or modify its shape.

Power-User Hotkeys


PressQ to open the class-change dialog. UP and DOWN to cycle options and ENTER to select.

Numerical hotkeys are also automatically assigned to the first-created classes in each dataset.
Picking the right class automatically switches to the correct tool for drawing it.
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You can do the same with Attributes -Shift+A to open the panel, and the arrow keys to navigate options.

Several tooltips for power-user hotkeys have been added throughout the platform.

More Features and Improvements

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 New Features  

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Quickly cycle through annotations duringReview orAnnotation stages usingTab


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Power user hotkeys were added to switch between classes, change the class of an object, and assign attributes.


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You can now change an annotation class by selecting it and changing it on the class dropdown or through hotkeys.


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A new model creation UI has gone live for teams with access to it.


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The numbers of images, annotations, and stages can now be seen within folders, indicating the values only for images found within the opened folder.


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You can apply and remove classification tags with hotkeys.


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Exports can now use the original filenames for their corresponding annotation file.


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CTRL+A now allows for select-all of images in folders and datasets.


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Settings now allow the same user to take part in multiple stages on the same workflow.


 Performance Improvements  

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 Opening, viewing, and posting comments is now faster


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 Speed up listing dataset folders (97% faster)


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 Exports are now a lot faster. Darwin JSON still being the fastest.


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  Deleting images now has a loading spinner.


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  Video pre-loading behaviour has been greatly improved.


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  Video zoom behaviour has been sped up 80%.


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  Several tooltips were added across the platform and their design was improved.


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  Export-related errors and incompatibilities are now more explainable. You'll know what is compatible, and what is not.


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  New email notifications warn of approaching usage limits on credits and storage.


 Fixes  

  •  Billing months now restart upon plan upgrading and downgrading to allow upgrading mid-month without losing credits.
  • After using Auto-Annotate on an un-assigned images, the editor no longer closes after assignment occurs.
  •  Deleting the third vertex of a 3-point polygon now correctly deletes the whole polygon.
  •  Fixed a bug that caused “double rejections”
  •  The tutorial now allows the creation of new classes.
  •  DCM files (uppercase) are now correctly handled.
  •  Bounding boxes no longer present negative values in edge cases.
  •  Selecting class thumbnails is now faster and errors have been removed.