11.0661 image annotation software

Humanist Discussion Group (humanist@kcl.ac.uk)
Sun, 22 Mar 1998 19:28:20 +0000 (GMT)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 11, No. 661.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

Date: Sat, 21 Mar 1998 12:44:04 -0500
From: John Unsworth <jmu2m@virginia.edu>
Subject: Image annotation software available

Inote 6.0 available for download

Inote is an image annotation tool written in Java: it allows the user to
attach textual annotations to various regions in an image and then store
those annotations and details in a separate text file. It can also
generate certain kinds of details automatically by reading the image:
soon, we will add a utility that will generate overlays by reading SGML
markup associated with an image. Currently, Inote runs under Windows95 as
a self-contained executable (using the Java Runtime Environment), or on
various Unix platforms (with a separately installed JDK).

Using Inote as a stand-alone application, you can create details of several
types (rectangle, polygon, circle, point), you can attach one or more
annotations to each of these details, and you can organize details into
overlays, using as many overlays as you like. Details can be moved across the
overlay, resized, and copied or moved from one overlay to another; annotations
can also be copied or moved. Annotations are saved as XML data, using an XML
structure that can be incorporated into other XML or SGML structures.

Once you have created overlays with details and annotations, you can provide
the annotated image to Java-capable Web browsers by running Inote as an
applet. When Inote loads an image and its overlays, it displays colored
lines on the overlays delineating annotated details. To browse the
annotations associated with those details, click the mouse inside the
detail. If the region in question has overlapping details or multiple
annotations, a scrollable list will appear, from which users may select
the detail and annotation desired.

For complete information regarding download, installation, and use of Inote,


John Unsworth / Director, IATH / Dept. of English

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