This Guide walks you through the steps to sort and count grape berries by size 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 Template Library
, select the Grapes, Beans, Cherries & Berries ID: 022
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 - Sort by size using forms
Open the Settings window by clicking on the Settings icon (top right).
In the next window, do the following:
Click on Add new form
and give a relevant name to the newly created form.
- From the right, add "Count Radio Group" by clicking on the plus sign
- Select the Count Radio Group to enable editing options
- Make sure the "Auto count clustering" checkmark is checked
- Based on your grapes size, add items to the list (e.g. small, medium, large)
Click Save & exit button to apply the changes.
Step 4 - 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 "Count 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 5 - Count
Step 6 - Review the Results - Make Modifications if Necessary
The count results are shown on the right, sorted by size (as specified in the form created at step 3).
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 7 - Save results
Step 8 - 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.
The circular Calibration Tool and its ToolBox will be displayed over the image. Move the Tool over a grape.
Use the Calibration ToolBox to specify the minimum and the maximum size of a grape.
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.