This Guide walks you through the steps to count pattern matching objects using the CountThings from Photos app.
For each type of object to be counted, you need to add the right Counting Template to your device.
You only need to select the Counting Template once, before counting multiple photos of the same item type.
Step 1 - Adding a Counting Template
From the Counting Templates Store
, select the Pattern Matching ID: 082
Counting Template by clicking on the GET
button and click Done.
Step 2 - Open Image
From the CountThings from Photos
the image file.
Step 3 - Calibration Tool
Before counting for the first time, you have to create a new Counting Template optimized to your photos by using the Calibration Tool.
Turn the Calibration Tool on by selecting it.
To make changes to the Calibration Tool, select the pencil icon to edit.
The Calibration ToolBox will be displayed over the image.
Use the Calibration ToolBox to define the object.
To specify the object color:
- Click on Define Object
- Left click and drag around the object (as seen in the image above)
When you have completed the calibrations, assign a name to the new Counting Template and click Save to apply the changes.
Step 6 - Count
Step 7 - Review the Results - Make Modifications if Necessary
If you notice any counting mistakes, you can easily correct them by adding, deleting, or moving tags.
You can add, delete, or move tags: left click to add, right click to delete, and left press and drag to move a tag.
Make sure the "Edit Tags" button on the left side is selected.
Left click to add a tag:
Right click to delete a tag:
Left press and drag to move a tag to a new location:
It's very helpful to use the “Count Review,” which divides the image into cells that can be reviewed one cell at a time.
For more details, see the Review large counts using grid
Step 8 - Save results
Step 9 - Saved Image
The results are located on your desktop in a folder named CountThingsResults
To open the results folder, click on the green Saved button.
The results folders are structured by date: the top level folder is named by year, inside each year folder are folders by month, and inside each month folders are folders by day.
If you need help, email Support@CountThings.com
and send us a few images from which you would like to count.
Make sure to send images with the highest possible resolution available to you. Do not resize the image to save space.