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1. Introducing the Image Markup Tool

2. IMT: main window

IMT main window:

3. IMT: annotation window

IMT annotation window:

4. Loading and Using Images

Loading Images:
  • File / New: starts new image
  • File / Import: option of keeping existing annotations and applying to new image
Using Images:
  • Zooming: scale toolbar box, or Control + mousewheel
  • Scrolling: mousewheel (up/down); Shift + mousewheel (left-right), or scrollbars

5. Defining and Editing Categories

  • IMT makes you sort your annotations into categories (but which and how many are up to you!)
  • You use the 'category manager' to create categories where you can define:
    • an xml:id for identification
    • a title/description of the category
    • a colour for the annotation lines on the image
    • a shape: rectangle (default and only one used in web view), ellipse, cross or spiral

6. Adding and Deleting Annotation Areas

  • Click on 'Annotations / New annotation' (or button), and a resizable shape will appear on the image
  • You can resize and move the area with the mouse
  • The area, when selected, will have a white bounding box -- otherwise it will be the colour of its category
  • The shape depends on the defined shape in the category you've chosen
  • To delete, select it and then click on 'Annotations / Delete annotation' or button -- the associated annotations will also be deleted

7. Adding Annotation Text

  • When an annotation is added, it has the last category you used
  • You can change this to any other category
  • You can provide an annotation title (stored as tei:head)
  • You can provide some text (any tei:div content, tei:p default)
  • You can change the generated xml:id with the ID button

8. Hiding and Showing Annotations

  • You can hide and show annotations in the annotations window
  • You can select either individual annotations to display
  • Or you can choose not to display a whole category of annotations
  • This is useful when working with lots of overlapping annotations

9. Creating a "Web View"

  • As an example IMT produces a 'web view'
  • This includes a web page, with slightly shrunk image, where your annotations appear as mouse-over outlines with boxes displaying the annotations
  • Double-clicking on an annotation area produces a zoomed in version of the image for that area
  • This is really just a proofing tool, but has been used by some as the basis for annotated facsimiles

10. Punch

11. Punch

Since Punch has so many cartoons, mixed in with text, the output from the IMT could be used with great effect. For example: http://tei.oucs.ox.ac.uk/Oxford/2009-04-galway/Punch-IMT/

12. Pembroke 25

For example: http://www.rch.uky.edu/Pembroke25/IMT/3r/3r.htm uses a customised IMT Web View to provide both line-by-line transcriptions and editorial notes.

13. IMT Schemas

It is important quickly to note that IMT XML files are pure TEI P5 XML. The RelaxNG schema is available with the installed program, as is the TEI ODD file that Roma uses to generate this schema.



James Cummings. Date: April 2009
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