Common Canvas Tools
This tool allows users to click and drag bounding boxes and annotation masks, or adjust the shape of existing bounding boxes. To select more than one annotation at a time, either click and drag a box around them, or hold down the Shift button as you select each one.
Annotators can zoom in several ways:
- using the zoom dropdown or ‘fill space’ button () in the top right corner
- using the zoom tool to click or Shift + click to zoom in or out, or to click and drag to view a region of the image
- sliding the scale underneath the image navigator in the classes panel
- scrolling the mouse wheel
Annotators can access the context menu by right clicking an image, annotation, or multiple annotations. Depending on the selection, the context menu allows annotators to:
- delete the selected annotation(s)
- change the class of the selected annotation(s)
- fill holes in a segmentation mask
- 'ungroup' a multi-polygon instance into multiple individual instances
- copy and paste a bounding box annotation - including its metadata - directly in the canvas
- view an annotation's metadata
Annotators can go back, forward, and reset the annotation canvas entirely using these buttons. Undo and redo can also be accessed by Ctrl + z and Ctrl + y.
To periodically save work, annotators can hit the save button next to the workflow options. Annotators will always be prompted to save their work before leaving the canvas if any unsaved work exists. If work is saved but not submitting, any pending annotation locks will be shown by clicking on the task's progress bar, as described here.
The submit button allows the annotator to submit their annotations and move on to the next piece of data to annotate. Once annotations are submitted, only project members with supervisor access can view and edit those annotations.
This button allows annotators to flag work and move to the next item to annotate. Flagging work will submit a piece of work and generate a message to the task creator that allows them to view that specific image and annotation set in the canvas to address the concern.
Use the work history panel while annotating to navigate back to recent submissions and edit when necessary. As you annotate, your last ten annotations will be displayed in the history panel, with the most recent submission at the top.