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This Guide shows you how to use the basic features of the CountThings from Photos app by counting X's you've drawn on a piece of paper.
Go to Step A if you have not downloaded the CountThings from Photos app.
Go to Step B if you already downloaded the CountThings from Photos app.
Step A A1. Download and install the CountThings from Photos application.
A2. From within the app, Login to your account if you have one, or create an Account. You will need an account to manage your Counting Templates.
A3. You will be taken directly to the Counting Templates Store.
Step B B1. Open the app.
B2. Click Account and make sure you are logged in, or if you do not have an account, create an account. You will need an account to manage your Counting Templates.
B3. Go to Settings by clicking on the Settings icon (top right corner of screen).
B4. On the left-side menu, click on "Counting Templates".
B5. Then click on "Go to Counting Templates Store".
Step 1 – Adding a Counting Template For each type of object to be counted, in this case X's, you need to add the right Counting Template to your device. From the Counting Templates Store, find the Counting Template labeled X's (note ID: 074 in lower left). Add it to your account by clicking on the plus sign; then click Done.
Note: For each type of object counted, you need to add the right Counting Template to your device. A Counting Template stays in effect until another one is selected.
Step 2 – Select Template(s) to be Displayed Once you’ve added the Counting Template, you will see the X's template listed in the Counting Templates Settings. It should be checked, on the right, to indicate that you want it displayed in the main screen. (If it's not checked, check it.) Click Save.
Now that you have saved your Counting Template, you will create an image to count.
Step 3 – Select Template to be Used Verify that your selected template is shown in the top left side of the app. If you have more than one template, you may need to use the drop-down control.
Step 4 – Make Image with X's to Count Take a sheet of paper and draw some X's on it. It doesn't matter how many or what size they are.
Step 5 – Move Image to Windows Device Take a picture of your X's and then transfer the image to your Windows PC or tablet
Step 6 – Open Image with X's From the CountThings from Photos app, open your image of X's.
Step 7 – Optional: Define Area of Interest Defining an area of interest is optional. By specifying only a portion of the image to be counted, the counting may be performed more quickly and more accurately.
Make sure the "Define Area" button on the left is selected, then hold down the left mouse button and drag around the area containing the item you want counted.
Step 8 – Count Items Click Count.
Step 9 – Review the results – Make Modifications if Necessary If you notice any counting mistakes, you can easily correct them by adding, deleting, or moving tags.
9A. To make modifications, be sure the "Edit Tags" button on the left side is selected.
Then:
Left click to add a tag:
Right click to delete a tag:
Left press and drag to move a tag:
Step 10 – Save results
Step 11 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.
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