Image editor hotkeys

Intuitive shortcuts to help you complete your labeling task faster.

Most used annotations

We recommend putting your most-used features at the top of your ontology. That way you can use the hotkeys to label the first 10 objects in your ontology.

Objects

Hotkey

Description

Jump to objects (Down)

Select the next object in the Objects panel.

Next object (Down)

Select the next object in the Objects panel (same as above).

Previous object (Up)

Select the previous object in the Objects panel.

Bring to front (Cmd + Up)

Bring the annotation to the foreground.

Send to back (Cmd + Down)

Send the annotation toward the background.

Hide vertices (Shift)

Hide the vertices on a Polyline object.

View controls

Hotkey

Description

Pan (Left click)

"Grab" the image and reposition it on the Editor stage.

Pan while editing (Space + Left click)

"Grab" the image and reposition it on the Editor stage while you are in the middle of creating an annotation.

Zoom in/out (Z + Left click)

Zoom into the image.

Zoom out (Option + Z + Left click)

Zoom out of the image.

Zoom to fit (Shift + Z)

Automatically adjust the zoom level so the image fits centered on the Editor stage.

Zoom to 100% (Shift + 0)

Returns the view of the image to 100% zoom level.

Increase brightness (=)

Increase the brightness of the image in the Editor stage.

Decrease brightness (-)

Decrease the brightness of the image in the Editor stage.

Increase contrast (Shift + +)

Increase the contrast of the image in the Editor stage.

Decrease contrast (Shift + _)

Decrease the contrast of the image in the Editor stage.

Increase opacity ([)

Increase the opacity of the image in the Editor stage.

Decrease opacity (])

Decrease the opacity of the image in the Editor stage.

Toggle object titles (.)

Show the annotation names over each annotation on the image

Toggle annotations (Shift + S)

Hold to hide all other annotations on the image other than the one you have selected.

Drawing tools

Hotkey

Definition

Pen tool (P)

Draw a segmentation mask free-hand or point by point.

Pen erase (Shift + P)

Draw around the portion of the segmentation mask you want to erase.

Fill tool (I)

Use this tool to segment all other pixels in the image that have not yet been segmented. Useful for labeling backgrounds.

Superpixel tool (S)

Quickly label things with intricate edges.

Change tool mode (Opt)

Change the drawing tool.

Undo (Cmd + Z)

Undo an action.

Redo (Cmd + Shift + Z)

Redo an action.

General

Hotkey

Definition

Toggle this menu (Cmd + /)

Hide/show the keyboard shortcuts menu.

Submit (E)

Submit a label.

Skip (Q)

Skip a label.

Complete shape (F)

Complete the annotation shape.

Delete (Backspace)

Delete the annotation.

Deselect (Esc)

Deselect an annotation

Next list item (Tab)

Next item on the list you are on.

Previous list item (Shift + Tab)

Previous item on the list you are on.

Filter (\)

Filter

Issue (X)

Create an issue.


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