Learn how to use filters, bursts, and bulk editing features in Wildlife Insights to speed up data processing.
For more in depth coverage, continue reading about bounding boxes.
Images are sorted by Date taken by default. You can also sort images by the Upload date or Last Modified (the latter is only available in the Catalogued tab).
To change the sort by ascending or descending date, click on the green arrow next to the sort options text.
Sort options in Identify
Sort options in Catalogued
Filters make it easy to focus on a smaller subset of images, whether by deployment, identification or blanks. You can filter images with these options:
- Camera Deployments
- Species: This filter includes all taxonomies including human categories, objects (e.g. bicycle, car), higher level identifications (e.g., class, order, family), and the tag No CV Result. The No CV Result tag is returned when the model's confidence is below the threshold set for a species identification (65% threshold) or a blank identification (95% threshold).
- Status: This filter lets you focus on the images that were marked as blank or not blank
- Photos: Filter for images that were highlighted/favorited by your team
All images reviewed by artificial intelligence will have a gold marker in the top right hand corner of the image.
To review an image, click on the thumbnail preview. A screen will open displaying a larger preview of the image. To the right of the image, you’ll see:
- Author: All images that pass through the computer vision model will display the author as Computer vision. Once a user approves or edits an identification, that user's name will be displayed as the Author.
- Identification Date: The date the identification was made. If an identification is approved or edited, the date and time of the change will be noted here.
- Identification: For any animal ID, the Class, Order, Family, Genus and Species will be displayed here. Objects, non-wildlife IDs and human categories will be displayed here by common name. If you'd like to learn more about what is included in the Wildlife Insights taxonomy, visit our taxonomy page.
Note: You can change your account preferences to display either common names or scientific names.
- Count: The number of individuals associated with the identification.
- Computer Vision Confidence. The computer vision model will associate a confidence with every identification made. To learn more about how this number is determined, read more about our AI model.
Approving and editing identifications
- Accept an identification: To accept the identification provided by computer vision, click the Accept Suggestion button.
- Mark as blank: To mark an image as blank (i.e., there are no objects or animals in the image), click the Mark as blank button.
- Edit the identification: To edit the identification, click on the Edit identification button. This will open a new screen that allows you to search for the correct species name (see the screenshot below on the right).
- To add multiple animals of the same species, enter the number in the Count field.
- To add more details about the identification (i.e., age, sex, markings), click on the circular button with a downward facing arrow, located below a species name.
- To add an additional identification, click the Add animal button.
- To view the history of identifications made, click the History button. You'll see a list of identifications, the user associated with the identification, and the time the identification was made.
- Click on the Save changes button to save your edits.
You can use these shortcut keys to quickly review images:
- Ctrl+E - for Edit Identification
- Ctrl+B - for Mark as Blank
- Ctrl+A - for Accept ID
- Ctrl+Y - for Yes, Bounding boxes
- Ctrl+S - to Save changes when editing an identification
- Ctrl+H - to Highlight an image
- Right arrow - move to the next image/group of images
- Left arrow - move to the previous image/group of images
- Ctrl+Right arrow - move to the next image within a Burst
- Ctrl+Left arrow - move to the previous image within a Burst
- Up arrow - Zoom in
- Down arrow - Zoom out
Update the date and time of all images in a deployment
You can fix incorrect date/time stamps caused by camera failures or metadata issues. Navigate to the metadata tab of any individual image and Edit the date and time taken. The new date/time will be applied to the image displayed. The timestamps of all other images in the deployment will shift proportionally.
Adjust the brightness, contrast or saturation of an image
If your images are too dark, too light, or anything in between, you can use the Edit Photo tools to get a clearer picture of what’s in an image. To use these tools:
- Open any image
- On the top of the identification panel, click the Edit Photo tab
- Adjust the sliders for brightness, contrast or saturation or choose one of the presets available.
Favorite, or Highlight an image
When you’re viewing an image in the large preview mode, you can easily flag the image as a favorite so you can quickly access it later! In the identification panel you’ll see a Star icon above the word Highlight. Click on the icon or text to highlight the image for easy access later.
Note: all Highlighted images will be available publicly on the Discover page.
Quickly select multiple images in the thumbnail view by using these common shortcuts:
- Select all on a page: Command+A (Mac) or Ctrl+A (PC)
- Add or remove from a selection: Command+click (Mac) or Ctrl+click (PC)
- Select many: click and drag over desired selection
- Select all in between: Shift+click the first image, then Shift+click the last image. Note: For this method, selections must be made by clicking the thumbnail itself instead of white circle in the top left hand corner
Each image in your selection will display a white circle in the top left hand corner of the image. Once images are selected in thumbnail view, a green bar will appear at the bottom of the screen. From this green bar you can:
- View the number of images selected
- Click the Identify button to assign an identification to all images selected
- Favorite selected images
In many instances, groups of images are taken within a short time frame from one another. These sets of images could likely include the same sets of animals or objects. In this case, assigning the same identification to the entire set of images (called bursts in Wildlife Insights) at once could save a lot of time!
You can view images in Burst mode by entering a time interval in the Burst field. Enter any number of seconds from 0-600. The number of seconds refers to the time between an image and a subsequent image. For example, if a Burst selection of 30 seconds is entered, all images that are taken within 30 seconds of each other will be grouped together.
The number of images within a Burst will be displayed in a red circle in the top right hand corner of an image.
Click on a burst group to view the images within that burst. A lightbox will open and display the first image within the burst. You can toggle through the burst by clicking on the arrows at the bottom of the screen. The right hand side of the lightbox will show a summary of all of the identifications (e.g., 3 capybaras, 1 blank). If you select an identification or edit the identification, the selection/edit will be applied to all images in the burst.
Note: If you Highlight an image, the highlight will apply to only the image currently viewed.