Background reading

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We plan to create comprehensive user documentation for Inselect. The following documentation is written as exercises for you to follow. The files for exercises are available in a zipfile (250MB). Many digitisation pipelines use TIFF images. Whole-drawer TIFF images can be extremely large - files of up to 800MB are common. These examples use JPG files in order to minimize amount of data that you need to download.

  1. Introduction
  2. Image handling, file handling and bounding boxes
  3. Metadata templates
  4. Barcode reading
  5. Cookie cutter
  6. Command-line tools

These materials are based on a workshop given at a joint iDigBio and SYNTHESYS workshop Selected tools for automated metadata capture from specimen images, Botanischer Garten und Botanisches Museum, Berlin, June 2016.