From owner-humanist@lists.Princeton.EDU Sun Mar 22 13:46:44 1998 Date: Sun, 22 Mar 1998 19:28:20 +0000 (GMT) Date: Sat, 21 Mar 1998 12:44:04 -0500 From: John Unsworth <email@example.com> Subject: Image annotation software available
Inote is an image annotation tool written in Java: it allows the user to attach textual annotations to various regions in an image and then store those annotations and details in a separate text file. It can also generate certain kinds of details automatically by reading the image: soon, we will add a utility that will generate overlays by reading SGML markup associated with an image. Currently, Inote runs under Windows95 as a self-contained executable (using the Java Runtime Environment), or on various Unix platforms (with a separately installed JDK).
Using Inote as a stand-alone application, you can create details of several types (rectangle, polygon, circle, point), you can attach one or more annotations to each of these details, and you can organize details into overlays, using as many overlays as you like. Details can be moved across the overlay, resized, and copied or moved from one overlay to another; annotations can also be copied or moved. Annotations are saved as XML data, using an XML structure that can be incorporated into other XML or SGML structures.
Once you have created overlays with details and annotations, you can provide the annotated image to Java-capable Web browsers by running Inote as an applet. When Inote loads an image and its overlays, it displays colored lines on the overlays delineating annotated details. To browse the annotations associated with those details, click the mouse inside the detail. If the region in question has overlapping details or multiple annotations, a scrollable list will appear, from which users may select the detail and annotation desired.
For complete information regarding download, installation, and use of Inote, see:
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