Adding Data

Uploading data and annotations / labels.

Via the Web User Interface

On the Roboflow Free Tier, all data is added via the web UI.

Via API

For API access to add data (e.g. from your S3 bucket), get in touch: help@roboflow.ai.

Creating a Dataset

Select "Create Dataset" in the upper right-hand corner.

Provide a Dataset Name, Dataset Type, and Annotation Class.

Dataset Name

A way to refer to your collection of images, e.g. "Chess Data"

Dataset Type

This is tied to the type of computer vision problem you're solving. For example:

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  • Classification - Label entire images as members of a class (or multiple classes).

  • Object Detection - Identify objects in images with bounding boxes.

  • Semantic Segmentation - Identify objects in images with freeform polygon shapes. (Multiple objects, same class)

    • Request early access on Roboflow: help@roboflow.ai

  • Instance Segmentation - Identify individual objects with freeform polygon shapes. (Multiple objects, distinct class)

    • Request early access on Roboflow: help@roboflow.ai

  • Keypoint Detection - Identify the location of important components in an image.

    • Request early access on Roboflow: help@roboflow.ai

Annotation Class

A way to refer to all objects or labels in your images, e.g. "Pieces" for a collection of individual chess pieces. (Generically, "objects.")