New Image and Video Cards
You can now visualize image filenames, numerical ID, dimensions, filesize, annotation status, and multiple tags right from the image card. An improved card-size dial now expands the cards up to a full-screen size, and allows you to view more tags at once. Hovering over an image reveals additional info, as well as more tags. Delivery of these cards has also been sped up significantly.
Easy Instance IDs - Track objects through images and video
Within Darwin, each new annotation is treaded as an independent instance. Until now though, you couldn't track these objects in between frames without using a text ID or attributes. Instance IDs allow you to copy over the object IDs of annotation between frames, or within the same image. These can be carried over in bulk between images with the Copy Instance button, and can be pasted to any annotation with CTRL+Shift+V. They are also chroma hashed, to easily distinguish them visibly by a unique color trio when numbers become large and challenging to remember. They will work up to 1 billion unique instances per dataset. Try them now by adding them as a sub annotation to classes.
You can now edit, re-run, re-shape, and copy+paste Auto-Annotate objects. Your editing clicks and initial box are saved automatically so you can change these during review or at any time in the future. You may also copy over objects between images and re-run Auto-Annotate to adapt them to their new appearance. Graphical notes to signify a loading click have also been added.
Drag a line, make a point
You no longer have to click to generate vertices on a polygon, and later move them. You can now simply drag way a new point!
Export Selected and Annotator Metadata
Pick any set of filters you wish, press "Select All", and generate a custom dataset version export that matches this combination of filters. This way, you can also export incomplete or archived images. Annotator metadata is also available upon export, adding authorship information to each annotation.
A New Content Delivery Network (CDN)
This one is for everyone working from home! That probably includes you, the reader. Over the past weeks we set up a new CDN system to improve Darwin's performance in several regions where our users are located. With global bandwidth being massively increased, it's evermore important for us to focus on an optimized platform that works all over the world. Non-sensitive files, such as interface elements, are now stored closer to you geographically, while sensitive information such as image data remains in our secure Ireland-based servers, yet are pre-loaded more cleverly to reduce loading speeds.