About Computer Vision Export Formats

V7's standard export format is Darwin JSON. It's a standard JSON format designed to be fast, versatile, and cover every annotation type in the industry. If you are using another export format, consider testing Darwin JSON first to facilitate your data's flow.

Format Name

Type

Supports

Notes

File Structure

Darwin JSON

JSON

Polygons, Bounding boxes, Tags, Polylines, ellipses, Keypoints, Keypoint skeletons, Text, Directional Vectors, Attributes, Instance IDs

Fastest, Most versatile

1 Per image

Darwin XML

XML

Polygons, Bounding boxes, Tags, Attributes

No video

1 Per image

COCO

JSON

Polygons, Bounding boxes

Slow, No video

1 large file per dataset

CVAT

JSON

Polygons, Bounding boxes

Slow, Proprietary, No video

1 Per image

Semantic PNG

PNG

Polygons

Not re-importable

1 Per image

Instance PNG

PNG

Polygons

Not re-importable

1 per instance

Pascal VOC

XML

Bounding boxes

Outdated