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 9 dedicated tool hotkeys to label the first 9 objects in your ontology.

Objects

Function

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 polygon or polyline object.

Copy selected object

Cmd + C

Copy the selected object.

Copy all objects

Cmd + Shift + C

Copy all objects in the current view.

Paste clipboard

Cmd + V

Paste the contents copied to the clipboard (one or multiple objects).

View controls

Function

Hotkey

Description

Pan

Click + Drag

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

Pan while editing

Space + Click + Drag

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

Zoom in

Z + Click

Zoom into the image.

Zoom out

Option + Z + 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

Function

Hotkey

Description

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

Function

Hotkey

Description

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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