Technical requirements & recommendations

Prerequisites and best practices for using the Labelbox platform.

Technical prerequisites

To connect and use the Labelbox platform, you will need at least the following:

CPU64 bits
Memory (RAM)8 GB
Display resolution720P (Effective resolutions below 1280x720 might not display all user interface elements.)
Disk space4 GB available
Network speed40 Mbps
Internet browserA recent version of Google Chrome (with WebGL 2.0 support)

Recommended settings

The editor's performance depends on several factors, including asset size, location of the data and labeler, time of day, machine specs, and network speed.

Below are the suggested thresholds for optimal performance. Note that getting within all of these thresholds is not required for using Labelbox effectively. These are just meant to be a benchmark you can reference if you want to improve editor performance for your labeling job.

Asset size256 MB or smaller
Location of data and labelerwithin the same time zone/same geographic area
Memory (RAM)16 GB or greater
Network speed200 Mbps or faster
Internet browserGoogle Chrome (recent version) with hardware acceleration enabled

Recommended browser

The Labelbox app is optimized for the current stable release of Google Chrome, which we strongly recommend using with our platform.

The Labelbox app might work with other browsers, such as Apple Safari, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, or others; however, we do not test or certify our platform with these browsers. If you encounter problems while using alternate browsers, we cannot guarantee support.

Labelbox is certified only for use with Google Chrome.

WebGL and hardware acceleration

The Labelbox app leverages WebGL to support 3D canvas graphics. This means you need to use a browser that supports WebGL 2.0 and you need to enable hardware acceleration when available.

To learn more, see:

WebGL is maintained and supported by Khronos.

If you receive an error saying "There's been a glitch" or "Something went wrong," verify that your browser's hardware acceleration is enabled.

If the error persists, you may need to update your video drivers. To learn more, consult your device's vendor docs.

Dark mode

You can choose to adopt a system-wide light or dark appearance. The dark appearance, known as dark mode, implements an interface style that reduces eye strain. You can choose to toggle the interface from light mode to dark mode at any time.

You can enable dark mode by selecting the Dark mode icon in the Labelbox menu.

All parts of our platform support both light and dark interface styles. We recommend using dark mode when using our editor to reduce eye strain.