This Guide walks you through the steps to count tubes and pipes 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 Counting Template appropriate for the kind of tubes and pipes you would like to count by clicking on the plus
sign. Click Done once you selected all the Counting Templates that are relevant to you.
When multiple Counting Templates for similar items are available, use the one "Recommended" first. Later you can explore other Counting Templates to identify the one that works best for your needs.
Step 2 - Open Image
From the CountThings from Photos
the image file.
Step 3 - Optional: Define Area of Interest
Defining an area of interest
is optional, but may be useful in some cases, it allows you to count only a portion of the image.
Make sure the "Define Area" button on the left is selected.
Hold down the left mouse button and drag around the area.
For more details, see the Define an Area
Step 4 - Count
Step 5 - Review the results – Make Modifications if Necessary
If you notice any counting mistakes, you can easily correct them by adding, deleting, or moving tags.
It's very helpful to use the “Count Review,” which divides the image into cells that can be reviewed one cell at a time.
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:
For more details, see the Review large counts using grid
Step 6 - Save results
Step 7 - 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.
Step 1 - Calibration Tool
If the counting results are not accurate enough
, use the Calibration Tool
to create a new Counting Template that's optimized to your photos.
Turn the Calibration Tool on by selecting it. The tool will appear over your image.
To make changes to the Calibration Tool, select the pencil icon to edit.
The circular Calibration Tool and its ToolBox will be displayed over the image. Move the Tool over a tube/pipe.
Use the Calibration ToolBox to specify the minimum and the maximum size of a tube/pipe.
Name the newly created Counting Template and click Save to apply the changes.
Count to test your newly created Counting Template.
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.