Image Statuses

Annotate, Review, Complete - how do statuses in V7’s Darwin work? We explore Images Statuses.

In this Darwin Fundamentals session, we tackle Images Statuses within the V7 platform. We address the importance of Image Statuses, explain what each one means, and underline how to use Image Statuses to effectively manage your data quality.

This tutorial begins with a breakdown of the four progress statuses for images in V7: uploading, new, annotate, and review. We also address the three potential end states: complete, discarded, and error. You can use these statuses as filters for your dataset management, to ensure only necessary images are exported and browsed depending on their status.

Getting into detail, this video demonstrates a step-by-step process for understanding Image Statuses, from exploring the platform timeline (indicating the status and next stage of images), the function of the “progress” button, and how the in-built timer works. It also tackles how to leverage the annotate and review stages (to allow images to be assigned to specific individuals) and acknowledges the many status lifecycles an image can go through in the process.

You’ll come away with a clear understanding of Image Statuses, what each one means, and how to use them to create a data management process that ensures the quality and accuracy of annotated images.

Statuses are made to keep track of your image data's quality. There are four progress statuses, uploading, new, annotate, and review, and three potential end states, complete, discarded, and in some cases error. These statuses can be used as filters in dataset management to make sure you're only exporting images you need, or to browse images pending review, like this one.

On the top, we notice a timeline that indicates the current status of the image. On the top right, the progress button shows us the next stage that it will go to. Pressing this button will progress this image from In Review to Complete, and take us to the next one. When we send an image to the next stage, a timer starts.

This gives us a time span of 30 seconds before this image's status is officially changed, in case we want to change our decision. Once elapsed, this image becomes officially complete. It is immutable, and only an admin can change its status. Within the annotate and review status, an image may also be assigned to a person.

If I select these images pending review and assign them to a user on my team, their avatar will appear within the yellow circle of the review status. New images are considered such because they've never been assigned to anyone and contain no annotations. Finally, archived images have been discarded either during review or by an admin.

Depending on your workflow, your images may go through many statuses. From new to annotated, to in review, and back to annotated, and finally to complete.