Creating a Dataset¶
FiftyOne supports automatic creation of datasets stored in various common formats. If your dataset is stored in a custom format, don’t worry, FiftyOne also provides support for easily create custom data formats as well.
When you create a FiftyOne
Dataset, its samples and all of their fields
(metadata, labels, custom fields, etc.) are written to FiftyOne’s backing
Note, however, that samples only store the
filepath to the media, not the
raw media itself. FiftyOne does not create duplicate copies of your data!
There are three basic ways to get data into FiftyOne:
If your data is stored in a custom format, you can easily get it into FiftyOne by directly adding the samples and their fields to a FiftyOne Dataset in a variety of formats. You can even provide your own sample parser to automate this process.
Ingest a directory of images into FiftyOne and explore them in the FiftyOne App: