Dear Sir or Madam, we invite you for the compositional annotation of 2000 Flickr images for our research in computer vision. We thank you in advance for your effort and precious time. Before you start, please read this page carefully, and also read the Section 2 of the document of the dataset carefully to make sure your understanding of the compositional styles is consistent with our descriptions. We provide two softwares: one for the annotation of general compositional styles, and one specifically for the annotation of golden spirals. Please download both of them and complete all annotations.
After downloading the annotation_tool_mac64_pkg.zip file, please unzip it, and install the MCRInstaller.dmg package. After installation, please start the software by double clicking the annotation_tool_mac64. It may take several seconds or minutes to start. Please be patient. This software has been tested on 64-bit OS X Version 10.8.3.
After downloading the annotation_tool_win32_pkg.zip file, please unzip it, and install the MCRInstaller.exe package. After installation, please start the software by double clicking the annotation_tool_win32.exe. It may take several seconds or minutes to start. Please be patient. This software has been tested on 32-bit Windows 7 system.
When the software starts for the first time, the annotator information will be asked for. Please fill in the form and click OK.
Then you will see the following window. Please look at the image, select the appropriate answer for the question, and click Submit. The window will continuously pop up and ask different questions for different images. If you are tired of answering, you can click Exit and do it next time by running annotation_tool_mac64 or annotation_tool_win32.exe again. It will load your previous annotations and start from where you exited.
When you have answered all questions for all images, the window below will appear. Please send the annotation.mat file to Quan Wang by email@example.com
Once you have started annotation, an annotation.mat file will be generated. On Mac, the annotation.mat file is in '~/Documents/'; on Windows, the annotation.mat file is in the same path as your annotation_tool_win32.exe software. Please be careful not to modify or move this file, since it records all your annotations. If you delete it, you have to start from the very beginning. After you have done all annotations, you need to send this file to firstname.lastname@example.org
The installation of this software is very similar to the installation of the general annotation tool. The MCR needs to be installed first. The name of the executable file is golden_spiral_tool_mac64 on Mac and golden_spiral_tool_win32.exe on Windows. The executable file may take several seconds or minutes to start.
The usage of this software is also very similar to the general annotation tool. A screenshot is shown below.
Signal Analysis and Machine Perception Laboratory
Department of Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute