Universal Data Tool
Frequently Asked Questions
FAQ for the Universal Data Tool

Pixel coordinates can often be helpful for drawing or extraction part of an image. However, fractional coordinates, meaning coordinates in the range [0,1] are used for representing the location on an image in the UDT for the following reasons:
  • It is resilient to image resizing/changes to size in the underlying image source
  • Most images are rescaled prior to being put into a machine learning model, at which point a pixel coordinate transformation would be necessary and cumbersome
  • It better supports "massive" image scenarios, such as maps or microscopic slides, that have variable pixel accuracy
If you need to convert UDT fractional coordinates into pixel coordinates, you can do it quickly with udt-to-image-position.
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